Orient Express has opened a luxury hotel in Peru

Orient Express has opened a luxury hotel in Peru
Orient Express has opened a luxury hotel in Peru
Perhaps, the most anticipated 2012 hotel opening in South America was held in Peru. Orient-Express chain introduced its newest Palacio Nazarenas hotel in Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire.

It took Orient-Express four years luxurious boutique hotel on the site of the former Catholic convent. Today here can be found luxurious rooms, the only infinity pool in Peru, as well as restaurant, which is headed by Virgilio Martinez, one of the top Peruvian chefs. One of the distinguishing features of the new hotel is its "air" rooms, which atmosphere is enriched with oxygen in order to prevent oxygen starvation among the hotel clients. As it is known, the city of Cusco is located in the highlands at an altitude of 3400 meters above sea level.

While strengthening its positions in Latin America Orient-Express have to leave other markets. So, last week it was announced that the company sold The Observatory, its only hotel in Sydney (Australia), to the Hong Kong hotel company Langham Hospitality Group.

As for Peru, Orient-Express has expanded its presence in this country. Today the network manages in total six hotels in the country. In addition, Hiram Bingham luxury train under the Orient-Express brand offers its services in Peru on the route Cusco-Machu Picchu.

Palacio Nazarenas thanks to its historic component and religious past along with Hotel Monasterio Cuzco, another hotel from Orient-Express, which is also located on the territory of the ancient monastic community, will be a great pair.

In Palacio Nazarenas atmosphere of the ancient Inca capital will be maintained by few artifacts found by archaeologists during the restoration process. Library of the hotel will also serve as a museum, where will be exhibited all found treasures of the ancient civilization.

The walls of the hotel are decorated with frescoes and paintings of the Spanish domination era. The largest fresco, which restoration lasted for six months, is the Senor de Huanca. Part of the Inca masonry near the walls is also carefully kept. It is known that previously the monastery housed Indian religious building.

A total there are 55 rooms in the hotel. Each of them has its own feature offers wonderful views of the Cusco neighborhood.

Ilya Kalachev

Date: 20/06/2012

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