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Starwood expands footprint in Peru with Cusco hotel

Starwood expands footprint in Peru with Cusco hotel

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced that the iconic Palacio del Inka in Cusco has joins its Luxury Collection portfolio following an extensive $15 million renovation.

Owned by Libertador Hotels, Resorts & Spas, Palacio del Inka has been redesigned for a new generation of luxury travellers, offering discreet and personalised service in the in the iconic ancient capital of Peru.

With this opening, Starwood expands its footprint in Peru where it now operates six hotels and resorts, including three under The Luxury Collection brand.

“Latin America has a vast landscape with unique destinations that are ideal for global explorers seeking one-of-a-kind experiences with exceptional service and style.

“As a result, The Luxury Collection brand portfolio continues to grow in the region, where we now have 11 hotels, from Argentina to Mexico,” said Osvaldo Librizzi, co-president, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Americas.

“We are honoured to welcome Palacio del Inka, which embodies centuries of history, richness and indigenous charm into our Luxury Collection portfolio.

“We are certain that it will become the favourite of the new generation of luxury travellers visiting the region for years to come.”

Situated at the heart of Cusco, the historic Palacio del Inka is located directly across from the preserved ruins of the Koricancha, or Temple of the Sun

With a striking Spanish Colonial façade, Palacio del Inka was originally part of the Incan civilisation in the early 15th century and later designed and inhabited by Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century.

The hotel is a true reflection of Cusco’s diverse and vibrant culture, architecture and design. The extensive two-year project was led by Latin America architectural and interior design firm Caparra Entelman & Asociados, in collaboration with local artisans, craftsmen and the community.