When you think of Rio, you naturally think of the bustling Ipanema beach district so the bohemian Santa Teresa barrio might seem like a somewhat far-removed choice. But the Hotel Santa Teresa, a member of Relais & Châteaux, is a charming choice with a European feel. The 44-room boutique hotel has a unique modern-colonial style that’s heavy on the luxury. The hotel opened in 2009
The Hotel Pulitzer Buenos Aires is a relative newcomer to the scene in Buenos Aires. The hotel is sister to the Pulitzer hotel in Barcelona and shares a distinctly masculine hotel vibe. The hotel is located in in Microcentro, a largely underserved neighbourhood that is adjacent to both the financial district and many sightseeing areas. At 104 rooms it’s slightly larger than the typical boutique,
Many hotels in Bogota are still stuck to a corporate mold but the BOG Hotel Bogota is changing things up. Located in the posh Zona Rosa district, the hotel takes its design cues from the city’s famed Museo del Oro. Plenty of gold, emerald and glitz are tempered out by neutral grays and browns, thanks to the fastidious eye of Portuguese designer Nini Andrade Silva.
Hotel Fasano Las Piedras is an outpost of the Fasano group of luxury hotels in Brazil. This one differs from the typical fare of the rest of chain. Instead of a typical tower, Las Piedras occupies a grouping of low-key stone villas near Punta del Este in Uruguay. Architect Issay Weinfeld has done a masterful job at blending the architecture in with the stoney waterside