Summer 2012 will see Orient-Express launch Palacio Nazarenas, a 55 suite hotel in a former palace and convent inCuzco, and the Company’s most ambitious project to date. The urban retreat will encompass oxygenated suites crafted by local artisans, a full service spa offering an indigenous product range, iPads in every room loaded with insider city guides, Cuzco’s first outdoor swimming pool, and an all day dining experience showcasing contemporary Andean cuisine.
Latin America is a huge focus for Orient-Express Hotels – in the past year alone it has launched Hotel Rio Sagrado, a 21 room hotel on the banks of the UrubambaRiverin Peru’s SacredValley. The Company also owns Casa de Sierra Nevada, a 33 room boutique hotel in the colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and Maroma Resort & Spa, which has a spa designed according to Mayan sacred geometry. In Brazil, the iconic CopacabanaPalacein Rio was recently joined by Hotel das Cataratas, which has an enviable location in the Iguassunational park right next to the falls. The Company, along with its Peruvian partners, operates the rail operator, PeruRail, with services between Cuzco, Machu Picchuand LakeTitcaca. Also in Peru are the Miraflores Park Hotel, Lima; the 16th century Hotel Monasterio in Cuzco, the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge and Las Casitas del Colca in the Colca Canyon.