Our Top 6 Luxury Hotels and Lodges
For us, selecting the ultimate luxury accommodation within a South American city or region is something we do everyday. But extending that choice to the myriad of lavish options across the entire continent is slightly more challenging. Nonetheless, here’s our top 6 accommodations that are destinations unto themselves:
Rio de Janiro, Brazil
With its desirable address on Avendia Viera Souto, and a 3 Michelin star restaurant, this is a sophisticated hotel which prides itself on its contemporary design and hospitality. Hotel Fasano has beautiful rooms and suites, all featuring wooden floors and designer furniture. Some rooms also have a balcony with views across Ipanema beach.
Fasano Hotel, Rio de Janeiro
Steeped in history, The Singular is the former home of the Frigorifico Bories, a cold storage plant built in the early 20th century. Now an acclaimed luxury hotel with 57 rooms and suites, the use of natural materials and innovative energy consumption solutions has earned the hotel a prestigious LEED certification.
The Singular Hotel Patagonia, Chile
LAPOSTOLLE WINERY & RESIDENCE
Colchagua Valley, Chile
With just 4 suites nestled amidst 650 hectares of native forest and hills, boasting magnificent views of the Apalta vineyards and surrounding mountains, Lapostolle Winery near Santa Cruz is an idyllic spot for getting in touch with nature, with more than just a hint of luxury. Not to mention it’s a great place to learn about the wines of the region including world-renowned Clos Apalta.
Lapostolle Winery & Residence Santa Cruz, Colchagua Valley, Chile
Lake Titicaca, Peru
Located on a 4-acre private peninsula, with 18 lake-facing rooms, Titilaka Hotel is a tranquil escape surrounded by natural wildlife and a destination in itself. The lodge neighbours a peaceful agrarian hamlet, giving guests a feel of the traditions and culture of the region's local villagers.
Titilaka Boutique hotel , Lake Titicaca Peru
M/V ARIA - AMAZON CRUISE BOAT
Amazon Jungle, Peru
Leading Peruvian architect Jordi Puig created the 45-meter Aria and sister ship Aqua to give adventurous sightseers a way of exploring the Peruvian Amazon in luxurious comfort. The Aria's 16 suites are decked out with polished timber flooring and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows looking out onto the glistening waters of the Amazon.
Aria Amazon Jungle Cruise, Peru
CAVAS WINE LODGE
Nestled between Mendoza's wineries and the iconic Andes, Cavas Wine Lodge and its 55-acre vineyard offer luxurious hospitality. Each room has a large private deck looking out onto the mountains, a spa-style bathroom and an outdoor area with a private plunge pool and a wood-burning fireplace.
Cavas Wine Lodge, Mendoza, Argentina