Orient-Express have just opened the doors to Palacio Nazarenas, one of the year's most eagerly anticipated openings, and the latest addition to its exclusive portfolio of hotels and trains in Peru.
Ideal for honeymooners seeking the adventure of a lifetime in this popular South American destination, Palacio Nazarenas is an all-suite boutique hotel. It boasts state-of-the-art oxygenated rooms, Cuzco's first outdoor infinity pool and a gourmet restaurant. Formally a 16th century convent in Cuzco, the hotel is the result of four years of hard work and dedication.
Original Inca walls that were discovered during the excavation have been carefully preserved beneath the glass floors of treatment rooms at the Hypnôze spa, and with a stream running over them, will create a soothing sight for guests having a massage.
Palacio Nazarenas is punctuated with quirky touches, making it a truly authentic Orient-Express hotel. For example, guests can relax in their spacious bath tubs with a bath pillow filled with dried herbs from the hotel gardens that, when submerged in water, release an exotic yet calming aroma.
Adding to guests' hands-on experience, each suite will be provided with a full cocktail making set, with instructions on everything from shaking to straining, and a recipe book giving advice on how to create exotic Andean tipples using local herbs and ingredients. And if guests are feeling lethargic, they can ask their personal butler to concoct their drinks for them, and then recline by the pool before dinner, the best vantage point to take in the setting sun over Cuzco.
All 55 rooms at the boutique property are suites, with the deluxe Z-Collection suites standing out in particular. Each with their own defining characteristics, such as an original Colonial arch or original Inca niches, suites from the Z-Collection will have incredible views of the Ausangate mountain in the Andes or the San Blas neighbourhood, one of Cuzco's most picturesque districts. The Nazarenas Suite, formerly the Abbess' retreat for private prayer, is perhaps the most fascinating, boasting a hand crafted ceiling of gold embellished roses, whose colours have inspired the entire palette of the hotel's décor.
For further information or to make a booking please call the Orient-Express reservations team on 0845 077 2222 or visit www.palacionazarenas.com.
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