It seems that South America is on everybody's radar these days, from business travelers to vacationers, and no wonder since the continent is home to some of the best new hotels in the world!
#32: Mashpi Lodge, Ecuador
Just 3 hours from the capital city of Quito, Mashpi Lodge is set more than 900 meters (3,116 feet) high on the western slope of the mythical Andean mountain range. On guided excursions perfect for families, you can explore an ecosystem unique to Ecuador created by Pacific fog trapped in the mountainous valleys, resulting in countless species of hummingbirds, flora, and more that call this nature reserve their home.
#44: Hub Porteno, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tailor-made luxury doesn't get any more indulgent in Buenos Aires, Argentina's capital and the center of the country's cultural influence. All rooms are exquisitely furnished with tasteful local design pieces, while a marble-wrapped Jacuzzi and more are available in the Grand Suite. In the day, explore the porte????o way of life as exemplified in the passion of tango and the vibrant countryside home to traditional gaucho cowboys, then return in the evening to this extravagant gem in the heart of the city.
#54: Refugia, Chilo, Chile
In so many ways, the island of Chilo certainly feels like the end of the world. Off the coast of Chile with the nearest urban center being Puerto Montt, a land that was once a simple fishing location is now a boon for adventure seekers and those seeking an escape from reality for just a moment. Hotel Refugia combines the simple charm of rural life with the contemporary details that complete a magic escape for you and your loved ones.
#59: Palacio Nazarenas, Cusco, Peru
Only a short train ride from the legendary ruins of Machu Picchu, in the heart of the ancient Inca Empire, is the new Palacio Nazarenas by the Orient-Express hotel group, one of the most proven brands in Peru. Culture comes alive in this 55-room property with interiors influenced by centuries-old Andean motifs, while luxury facilities such as a rooftop terrace and outdoor heated swimming pool allow you to indulge on your vacation.
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