Urubamba Travel Guide
Our front desk guy has been stressing the importance of great hotel service in the past few weeks but this five-star hotel in Peru is going to the extreme.
The Sol & Luna Lodge and Spa, a new addition to the Relais & Chateaux portfolio in the Urubamba Valley, has hired four former Cirque du Soleil acrobats who perform outdoors on the trapeze and ropes with the views of the Sacred Valley of the Incas in the background.
Yes, it's come to this. Hotel are now so eager to please their guests they have hired people who will literally bend over backwards for them. Guess we can't really complain about that.
Superior Casitas at Sol y Luna, which is 30 minutes from the Inca Rail to Machu Picchu and an hour from Cusco, start at $266 a night and that includes free WiFi.
[Photo: Sol & Luna]
Cubicle Dreamin' is a feature in which we ask the hotel mavens to take some time out of their busy work day, surf the Internet, and tell us what hotel they wish they could beam themselves to right that very second--all on the slave driving company's dime, of course. Oh, like these people aren't surfing aimlessly anyway; at least now their purposeless clicking will be cobbled together into useful hotel stories--we hope. Have a destination hotel you are just dying to leave your cube for? Send the story our way.
Call us crazy but this edition of Cubicle Dreamin' actually involves health. All summer long, you see, we've been eating out, partying hard and generally having a good time doing things that are not very good for us. So now, as we return to the grind, we're daydreaming about a getaway that can kick both our mind and body back into gear.
Which is why we love the sound of The Quinoa Trail at Tambo Del Inka in Peru's Sacred Valley.
When you think Machu Picchu, you probably don't think luxury—but Starwood is hoping to change that, with the addition of a new hotel to its Luxury Collection. The newly opened Tambo del Inka is just 50 minutes from Cusco, making it a great base from which to explore the Sacred Valley. (Dude, there's a spa. Perhaps now we may finally get into this thing called "hiking.")
Starwood are partnering with Libertador Hotels, Resorts & Spas on Tambo del Inka, which has 128 rooms and suites, all with views of the Andes and Vilcanota river.