The best new hotels in Latin America

New hotels in Latin America have debuted, offering different types of accommodations ranging from adventure experiences in the middle of the jungle to luxury stays in vibrant urban destinations. Here’s a look at some of the most successful hotel openings in places like Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala and Costa Rica in recent months.


Rosewood Sao Paulo, Brazil

This hotel makes its debut in the cosmopolitan metropolis of São Paulo with a design that combines Brazil’s vast historical past with contemporary cutting-edge innovation that respects the city’s cultural heritage and natural environment. Rosewood São Paulo features 160 rooms and suites designed with sophisticated concepts that combine the past with the new.

In addition, a vertical park tower, designed by the famous international architect Jean Nouvel with interiors by Philippe Starck, presents delightful restorations of Italian furniture and architectural elements, making the building one of the most representative places of good taste, exclusivity and avant-garde. the hotel industry in Latin America.

One of the main assets of the hotel is its extensive collection of contemporary Brazilian art with themes focusing on the culture and historical tradition of this beautiful South American country. In addition, Rosewood São Paulo exemplifies sustainability in the industry by promoting a substantial program of recovering wild flora and fauna from the Brazilian rainforest, using renewable energy for operations through solar panels, and establishing a necessary material recycling policy.

The room design incorporates elements of nature and the essence of Brazilian elegance with handcrafted details and exquisite contemporary style furniture in the following categories: Classic King, Deluxe King, Premier King and Grand Premier King. In addition, the suites are divided into two categories: Junior Suite and Matarazzo Suite, which feature world-class design and finishes, artistic and welcoming fireplaces and curiosities that tell the history of the building, among others.

Sao Paulo Brazil Octavio Frias de Oliveira Bridge (photo via cifotart/iStock/Getty Images Plus)
Sao Paulo, in Brazil, is a city that is always increasing its hotel offer. (Photo via cifotart/iStock/Getty Images Plus).

Sofitel Barú Casablanca Beach Resort, Colombia

This resort is located on Isla Barú, a Colombian Caribbean paradise where guests enjoy excellent beaches and fantastic ocean views. This exclusive hotel has taken care of every detail to ensure that guests enjoy the sophisticated atmosphere of Sofitel Rituals. The rooms are designed with exotic elements of stone and wood in traditional colors of Colombian culture and overlook the green spaces and the Caribbean.

Sofitel Casablanca Barú Beach Resort creates spaces that unite nature and the most refined architectural design. In addition, the facilities are certified to the international LEED sustainability standard that respects the island’s incredible biodiversity, and the facilities are ideal for relaxing and entertaining in a highly sophisticated environment. The resort has ten towers with 187 rooms, including 23 suites on the top floor of towers 4 and 10. The superior room offers stunning views of the area’s rich biodiversity. It has designs of natural textures and handmade details made locally. In addition, it features a unique handmade tapestry inspired by mangroves, birds and the colors of the Caribbean, developed by Colombian artist Eloein Rivera.

In addition, the resort has a wide variety of culinary experiences and bars in places such as Restaurante Calablanca, which offers a daily buffet of traditional Colombian, Mediterranean and international dishes. Restaurante Humo, on the other hand, offers a menu of Japanese, Chinese, Thai, French and Peruvian cuisine. In addition, the Bahia Restaurant serves slow-grilled dishes and local cocktails, while the hotel’s bars and lounges offer colorful DJ music, accompanied drinks and signature cocktails.

Villa Bokeh, Guatemala

This boutique hotel is a luxurious 16th-century colonial farmhouse in the heart of a six-acre garden in Antigua, Guatemala. It is ideal for those who want to rest and enjoy exceptional nature and world-class hospitality in comfortable rooms designed by Paliare Studio Architects and Grupo Alta.

The interior of the hotel presents an attractive combination of sophisticated architecture, Guatemalan colonial design and cutting-edge details, including a key private art collection of the owners, including photographs, sculptures and precious paintings. Villa Bokéh’s suites offer stunning views of the garden or the hydrovolcano. They are beautifully designed with fabrics and decorated with nice elements such as luxurious tiles, walk-in showers and warm lighting.

Acatenango, Antigua, Guatemala
The nature that surrounds Villa Bokéh, in Guatemala, is ideal for relaxation.

The magnificent location where Villa Bokéh is located is ideal for private events where guests enjoy magnificent views of volcanoes, lush gardens, patios and ponds. The hotel staff includes wedding planners who guarantee unforgettable moments for 200 people with an exclusive catering service. The hotel’s restaurant offers a gourmet menu of traditional Guatemalan dishes and a new cuisine served daily for lunch and dinner, with a special brunch on the weekends. The menu is designed by Guatemalan chef Marcos Sáenz, who specializes in classic cuisine and creates unique culinary experiences inspired by Guatemala’s rich cultural tradition.

Hacienda AltaGracia, Costa Rica

Part of the Auberge Resorts collection, this hotel is an exclusive all-inclusive resort where guests are flown in to their private airstrip set in exceptional nature, ideal for those seeking relaxation and adventure in a lush tropical forest where guests enjoy the unique biodiversity of the area.

Activities range from hiking, horseback riding in the San Isidro Valley and swimming in the river, but most importantly incredible wellness sessions at the Hacienda Alta Gracia spa with a range of relaxing massages and holistic treatments using Maderotherapy and the best natural ingredients and oils in the lush Latin American jungle . The treatments, offered in eight treatment rooms, are a tribute to Mother Earth and the ancient tradition of healing rituals of the cultures of the region. Facilities include a hydrotherapy tub, thermal suite, several ranches for outdoor mindful movement classes, and a healing garden.

All inclusive packages include ground transportation from Pérez Zeledón Airport, personal assistance from a staff member, non-alcoholic meals and drinks, adventure tours and wellness sessions. The rustically designed rooms offer stunning views of coffee plantations, horse stables, vegetable gardens and untamed rainforests. Interior design details include fire pits, vine-covered pergolas, rattan furniture and ceramics.

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