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Orient-Express Palacio Nazarenas, Cuzco Opens Today

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  Site Where: Calle Palacio 170, Cuzco, Peru
June 15, 2012 at 4:27 PM | by | ()

Today Orient-Express Hotels officially opened Palacio Nazarenas, in Cuzco, Peru. Transforming the former 16th century Carmelite convent into a 55-suite hotel was a long, four-year excavation project in which architects and archeologists uncovered Inca artifacts. These have been preserved to use for the hotel’s historical talk series on the area and Cuzco, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

State-of-the-art suites are oxygenated to help guests get acclimated to being nearly 11,000-feet above sea level. The oversized bathtubs can be filled with dried Andean herbs from the hotel’s gardens to soothe any altitude discomfort into consideration or parched skin from the piercing sun (your private butler can draw your bath!).

Once you’ve done that, you’ll be ready to embrace Palacio’s serene scene and park yourself by the outdoor infinity pool—Cuzco’s first, at the spa, or indulge in Senzo Restaurants Peruvian cuisine.

Plugging in multiple dates from today’s opening through December, the Palacio doesn’t come cheap, starting at $595 per night for a “Chica” Junior Suite. You do get a bit of goodies for that rate though: Full buffet breakfast, free WiFi, butler service, use of iPhone and iPad, and a well-stocked minibar. [Photo: Orient-Express Hotels]

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