Condé Nast Traveler's Gold List 2016 named Hotel B in Lima, Peru as one of the Best Hotels in the World and TripAdvisor unveiled a selection of six Relais & Châteaux properties in the Top Small Hotels – South America category. It is an opportunity to shine the spotlight on Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, Argentina or Peru, to unearth treasures at exclusive locations that have made nature, art or wine their defining feature.
The Best Hotels in the World category – Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2016
This pristine white Belle Époque pavilion looms over the crossroad. With a facade featuring columns and bas-reliefs, this hotel is located in Lima's historic Barranco district in the heart of the city's cultural hub. Art is also the central theme inside the hotel, where the common areas and rooms are home to paintings and works of art. The sumptuous decor and breath-taking view from the patio overlooking the Pacific Ocean makes it a spectacular spot well-deserving of its place on the Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2016.
TripAdvisor - Top Small Hotels–South America
A little slice of heaven nestled in northern Chile in the oasis of San Pedro de Atacama. Live life at your own pace and enjoy an experience created just for you. With the Andes Mountains as a backdrop and the geological formations of Tara Salar, people come to Awasi Atacama for one-of-a-kind adventures. Beneath a crystal blue sky, the earth and all its countless treasures come into focus, from lagoons and salt marshes to volcanoes. An experience that transcends time for anyone who loves majestic landscapes.
Standing alone before the vastness of nature lies Awasi Patagonia in Chile, a group of independent villas scattered throughout a private nature reserve. With the forest, Sarmiento Lake or the Torres del Paine Mountains dominating the horizon, relish a cycling excursion on the roads of Patagonia or savour the exceptional experience of meeting cowboys from the neighbouring ranch. Then become awestruck by the graceful flight of the condors and the majestic guanaco lamas.
In the ancient Inca capital of Cusco lies the Inkaterra La Casona Hotel. Perched 3,400 metres up in the Andes Mountains, this 16th-century old colonial manor is the perfect starting point for your immersion into the vestiges of the Inca Empire, which you will find scattered throughout the surrounding valleys and villages. Formerly the home of Spanish Conquistador Don Diego de Almagro in 1534, visitors come face to face with history. As if by magic, cultures and traditions are everywhere you look.
North of Porto Alegre in the heart of the Serra Gaucho lies Saint Andrews Gramado, a hotel architecturally inspired by St. Andrews Castle in Scotland. The landscaped garden is a tranquil place that is ideal for peaceful repose. Ride in a helicopter over the Cambara do Sul Canyon for up-close views of breath-taking scenery and then soak it all in at an authentic evening of festivities around a fire with traditional music.
Mendoza is to Argentina what Bordeaux is to France: a Bacchanalian paradise! Here you will find over 22 hectares stretching across the Cavas domain and its colonial-inspired hotel at the foot of the majestic Andes Mountains. Watch the sun setting over the Andes while sipping a glass of the property's wine or visit the vineyard on horseback and sample the precious Cavas nectar right at the source. Guaranteed to be unforgettable!
On the banks of the Rio de Plata with views of Buenos Aires only a few kilometres away lies one of Uruguay's most celebrated wine cellars, which was founded in 1909. Narbona Wine Lodge has preserved the quaint charm of that era and is sure to please. The restaurant built into the old market wholly embodies the spirit of the place and tells its long history. This is a place to take your time admiring the vineyards reaching out as far as the eye can see and stroll between the rows criss-crossing the landscape. A serene setting permeated by the smells of grapes and pure tranquillity.