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Breaking Travel News investigates: JW Marriott Cusco

Breaking Travel News investigates: JW Marriott Cusco

Located just three hours from the entrance to the Machu Picchu historical sanctuary, the JW Marriott is set in the city of Cuzco, a few blocks from the Main Square, and surrounded by the main historical sites.

The JW Marriott Cusco has been exclusively designed around the old 16th century colonial San Agustín convent, which has been declared a Cultural Heritage site by the Peruvian government.

Carefully restored, it contains archaeological remains from the Pre-Inca, Inca, Colonial, Republican and Contemporary eras, giving the hotel a unique character and providing its guests with an unrivalled cultural experience.

History-seekers will find Peruvian cultural artefacts in the hotel’s two exhibition halls.

JW Marriott’s presence in Cusco not only means the creation of direct and indirect jobs for Cuzqueños, but also provides visitors to Cuzco with new and advantageous opportunities through Marriot International’s various properties.

Furthermore regional products from local producers are offered for sale in the hotel, generating additional benefits for them.

The JW Marriott Cusco has 153 rooms, including seven suites.

In addition it has access to two rooms that contain Inca and Pre-Inca remains uncovered during the building works.

Accommodations at this luxury hotel in Cusco are equipped with the latest technology including Wi-Fi, LCD cable TVs, and oxygen system for a fee.

This property has the elegance that distinguishes the JW Marriott brand in its 51 world-class luxury hotels and resorts.

JW Marriott Cusco is operated under a management agreement signed with Inversiones La Rioja, who also own JW Marriott Lima.


The JW Marriott Cusco has a sophisticated decor, with a colonial atmosphere within the ancient San Agustín Convent built in the 16th century; an elegant lobby where one can find a perfect harmony between the different periods, a conference room and a restaurant serving creative cuisine where the wealth of Peruvian cuisine and the millenary Inca architecture can be appreciated and valued.

The hotel also has a 300 meters square spa that, with its combination of special techniques and treatments, is ideal for revitalising oneself and which provides visitors with a better and more comfortable acclimatisation to the altitude of the millenary city of Cuzco, located at more than 3,400 meters above sea level.

Each of the 53 finely decorated rooms and suites has a system of supplementary oxygen that assists travellers with acclimatization, as well as elegant marble bathrooms and wi-fi.

Luxury travel on board the Orient Express Hiram Bingham train

Orient Express

For those looking to visit the citadel at Machu Picchu there can be few better ways to arrive than with Orient Express.

The Hiram Bingham luxury train links Cuzco and Machu Picchu, via the dramatic valley of the Urubamba River.

It also departs later in the day than most other services, allowing passengers to enjoy the citadel in the late afternoon calm.

The journey can be made either as a day excursion, or with an overnight stay at Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge.

The trip includes appetisers, brunch, live music and a gourmet dinner on board, as the train travels through spectacular and ever-changing scenery. While the pisco sours are not to be missed!

A guide is available to accompany passengers.

More Information

For more information on visiting JW Marriott Cusco head over the official website.