A Quick Look at the Just-Opened JW Marriott Cusco
Esquina de la Calle Ruinas 432 y San Agustin, Cusco
Fly into Peru's Lima Airport anytime soon and, even before you hit the streets, you'll be face-to-face with a huge ad for the two JW Marriott properties in Peru: the JW Marriott Lima and the JW Marriott Cusco. For now we focus on the JW Marriott Cusco, as it's only just opened and we just missed it by a few days. Still, we managed to snap a few preview shots.
The property sits within a former monastery and numbers 153 rooms and suites, all with supplemental oxygen to combat the effects of Cusco's high altitude. This feature they "borrow" from the Orient-Express Hotel Monasterio just up the street, which originated the unique offering. In fact, the JW and the Monasterio will go head-to-head in competition for guests; who will choose Orient-Express and who will choose Marriott?
As for room rates, the JW Marriott is a Category 6 property with nights from $305, or $325 if you'd like the breakfast buffet included. WiFi is not free, and you'll be paying the Marriott-standard fee of somewhere between $12-$18 per day for access.
Having just experienced Cusco and the hotels that'll give the JW Marriott a run for its opening rate money, we can't wait to read the first slew of TripAdvisor reviews and see if guests even notice the extra oxygen.
[Photos: Cynthia Drescher/HotelChatter]