Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. representatives announced Monday that the Palacio del Inka in Cusco, Peru now joins The Luxury Collection portfolio following an extensive $15 million renovation.
Owned by Libertador Hotels, Resorts & Spas, Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Cusco has been redesigned for a new generation of VIPs, offering discreet and personalized service in the iconic ancient capital of Peru. With this opening, Starwood expands its footprint in Peru where it now operates six hotels and resorts, including three under The Luxury Collection brand.
“Latin America has a vast landscape with unique destinations that are ideal for global explorers seeking one-of-a- kind experiences with exceptional service and style. As a result, The Luxury Collection brand portfolio continues to grow in the region, where we now have 11 hotels, from Argentina to Mexico,” said Osvaldo Librizzi, co-president, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Americas, in a written release. “We are honored to welcome Palacio del Inka, which embodies centuries of history, richness and indigenous charm into our Luxury Collection portfolio. We are certain that it will become the favorite of the new generation of luxury travelers visiting the region for years to come.”
Situated at the heart of Cusco, the Palacio del Inka is located directly across from the preserved ruins of the Qoricancha, or Temple of the Sun. With a striking Spanish Colonial façade, Palacio del Inka was originally part of the Incan civilization in the early 15th century and later designed and inhabited by Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century.
Palacio del Inka features 203 rooms, including 17 Casa de los Cuatro Bustos Suites. The ancient walls are still part of the structure while the interior design, paintings, and furnishings evoke Peru's colonial past. The suites offer 13-foot ceilings and exuberantly rich textiles, and all guestrooms feature custom-designed carved wooden doors, chests and writing desks which complement vintage paintings and mirrors: both celebrating the hotel’s distinct personality while preserving its authentic elegance and rich heritage of the building.