Inkaterra La Casona is Cusco’s first boutique hotel and first Relais & Châteaux property in Peru. Strategically located in the heart of the city at the traditional Plaza de las Nazarenas, it is a striking 16th Century manor house carefully restored to emphasize the mélange of cultures and traditions. It was home to Spanish conquistador don Diego de Almagro (1534) and Simón Bolívar after his victory in the battle of Ayacucho (1825). Inkaterra has meticulously restored 11 suites, maintaining the original design and architecture around an open patio.
Active players in protecting the environment of the Andes and Amazonian jungle, Inkaterra properties support scientific research and favours agriculture with low greenhouse gas emissions.
On the mountainside, close to the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, a carpet of native orchids - the largest natural display in the world - decorates the land. In this property, as well as in its sibling hotel Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba, quinoa and corn are harvested by hand with oxcarts in the organic farms. With these ‘zero carbon’ organic products, the cuisines of Inkaterra properties (including also the Inkaterra La Casona Hotel) explore the flavours and culinary secrets of the Andes. Sustainable cocoa production, close links with the local communities, environmentally friendly excursion: on all fronts, Inkaterra properties located in the Southern Amazon of Peru, also support biodiversity. A future project in Northern Peru will soon be part of the Inkaterra family and preserve a new corner of heaven alive, encouraging responsible fishing and actions to make the region the country’s No. 1 marine reserve.