Palacio Nazarenas Opens In Cuzco

Palacio Nazarenas, one of the year’s most highly anticipated hotels, has opened in Cuzco, Peru. Housed within a former 16th century Carmelite convent, the 55-suite property is the result of 4 years of hard work and dedication from luxury hospitality operator Orient-Express.

 

Each luxury suite features its own defining characteristic, such as an original colonial arch or Inca niche carefully preserved and restored, creating a rustic living environment with panoramic views of the city’s cathedral in the Plaza de Armas or the hillside Inca site of Sacsayhuaman. Ranging in size from 42 to 60 square meters, the accommodations are furnished with modern comforts including luxury four-poster beds, heated Peruvian travertine marble in the spacious bathrooms, satellite television, sound system and iPad, complimentary high-speed internet, oxygen-enriched air-conditioning and minibar with full cocktail making set and coffee-/tea-maker.

 

Palacio Nazarenas’ destination bistro, Senzo Restaurant, is overseen by celebrated Peruvian chef Virgilio Martinez. Using fresh regional ingredients and adding a modern twist, contemporary Andean cuisine decorated with edible flowers are presented to guests, who may opt for the hotel’s ‘Taste of Cuzco’ package taking them on a market tour and a cooking class with the talented chef.

 

For recreation, the Hypnoze Spa specializes in aromatherapy using indigenous Peruvian ingredients. Surrounded by a tranquil private patio, the space is inspired by Inca and Andean culture with original walls from that era carefully preserved, accented by murals and friezes from Cuzco’s colonial days. All the artifacts uncovered during the hotel’s development is displayed at The Library, where guests can also engage in a ‘chit chat’ session with an expert shaman, sommerlier or historian.

 

Palacio Nazarenas joins other illustrous luxury hotels under the collection of Orient-Express, including Venice’s Hotel Cipriani, St. Petersburg’s Grand Hotel Europe and the Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro.

 

For more information, visit www.palacionazarenas.com and www.orient-express.com.

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