Starwood has announced the first of three Luxury Collection Hotels to debut in Peru

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    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. in a franchise agreement with Libertador Hotels, Resorts & Spas, has announced the opening of Hotel Paracas, a Luxury Collection Resort, marking the debut of the first of three Luxury Collection hotels opening in Peru over the next two years.Located on Peru’s southern Pacific coast and surrounded by the Paracas National Reserve and the Ballestas Islands, Hotel Paracas features 120 guest rooms with private terraces, a 1,524sqm spa, two outdoor pools, more than 1,500sqm of event space and two restaurants and lounges.

    The Luxury Collection and Libertador will also soon unveil Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa in the sacred valley of Urubamba followed by the 2011 opening of Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Cusco, the capital of the ancient Incan Empire.

    Liberatador Hotels, Resorts & Spas, chief executive officer, Jorge Melero said: “The Luxury Collection brand has important penetration in South America and allows us to keep the identity of places we have and cherish. Our strategic plan for the next five years extends beyond Peru’s borders, and we look forward to future collaborations with Starwood.”

    Designed by architect Bernardo Fort-Bresciawith interiors by Caparra Entelman & Associates, Hotel Paracas is inspired by the region’s ecological wonders, Pacific setting and diverse heritage. Combining rich imported fabrics with indigenous textiles and ceramics to reflect Peru’s heritage, the interiors feature subtle yet striking bamboo and rattan accents to complement the seaside surroundings.

    Guest rooms feature private terraces with views of the Pacific and locally sourced wood furniture. Abstract designs on fabrics and floor coverings reflect the geometric patterns found on ancient Paracas textiles created by the Pre-Incan ancient Paracas people who are celebrated for their advanced textile manufacturing skills. Guests can choose from three types of rooms including bungalows, villas, and chalets. All rooms offer state-of-the-art modern technology, including 37″ LCD TVs, Wi-Fi Internet access and iPod docking stations.

    Daniel Fountain / 17.01.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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