The Five Best Marriott Hotels for Latin America-Bound Millennials

AC Hotel by Marriott Panama City cracks Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts' top five hotels for Millennials heading to Latin America.

We recently put representatives of Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts on the spot by asking for the company's top five hotels for Millennials heading to Latin America.

And they obliged. 

In no particular order, here are Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts' hottest Millennial resorts in Central and South America, according to representatives of the company. 

JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro

For those who want to take the best Instagram shots and be seen in one of the hottest places in the world, the 245-room JW Marriott Rio de Janeiro is the place to be.

Centrally located on the world-famous Copacabana Beach in Brazil, this property lets Millennials connect directly with Cariocas and experience their active routines: from their morning exercises on the famous black and white cobblestone sidewalk to live dancing at one of the sleek, glass bars and restaurants kiosks across the street from the hotel.

For that amazing rooftop view, plan to spend some time at the Moonlounge Roftop Bar, which is a great setting to catch  ocean views and the iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain. This is also prime location to see Rio de Janeiro’s famous New Year’s Eve fireworks and music shows.

Visit www.marriott.com/Rio-de-Janeiro

Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Valle Sagrado

At the 192-room Tambo del Inka in Peru, a Millennial's journey to Machu Pichu begins at the hotel's private train station, which takes guests on a roughly three-hour tour to Machu Pichu in a train with luxurious 1920s-style carriages.

After a long day exploring, you will be ready to experience the healing power of water with one of the treatments at the hotel’s Kallpa Spa.

Finally, enjoy Peru’s passion for organic, farm-to-table and Novo-Andean cuisine at Hawa Restaurant. Hotel guests can actually handpick the ingredients used to make the dishes they will later enjoy at their table.

Visit www.tambodelinkaresort.com

AC Hotel by Marriott Panama City

Situated near the famous Panama Canal and the historic Casco Viejo, the 92-room AC Hotel provides guests with the perfect spot to take in this vibrant city.

The hotel’s Rooftop Lounge and infinity pool will let you take in the wonders of Panama City, with the kind of views that will be the envy of your Instagram friends. The bar has local craft beer, wine on tap and skillfully made cocktails.

If you must spend time your room, you will appreciate the contemporary furnishings and floor-to-ceiling windows.

Restaurant options around the corner from the hotel go from seafood (Corvina Y Cana) to Mediterranean (Acha Casa Del Marisco), and local favorites like Costa Azul.

Visit www.achotels.marriott.com/hotels/ac-hotel-panama-city

El Mangroove, Autograph Collection in Costa Rica

El Mangroove, Autograph Collection is a great getaway for travelers looking to soak up some sun and practice their hang-ten on one of Costa Rica’s best beaches.

The 85-room boutique hotel features features a modern design and decor inspired local indigenous influences with seven suite types, including a 1,668-square-foot Mangle Suite, which features a private plunge pool, sun deck and direct beach access.

When they’re not enjoying the beach or out exploring, guests can lounge by a pool deck with private cabanas, or try water sports such as motorboats and stand-up paddleboard rentals.

Located just 20 minutes from Liberia International Airport and 15 minutes from the artsy, bustling town of El Coco, which offers more than two dozen bars and restaurants, El Mangroove is a must-visit for millennials looking to immerse themselves in Costa Rica’s bohemian surf culture.

With natural wonders such as the iconic Rio Celeste (a blue volcanic river) just a short drive away, it’s also the perfect escape for getting those worthy travel selfies.

Visit www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/lirel-el-mangroove-autograph-collection

W Santiago

Located in the heart of Santiago, Chile's vibrant downtown, the 196-room W Santiago is an ideal home base for travelers who want to be in the center of the action.

With a chic rooftop bar and WET infinity pool that offers panoramic city views, a tea library where guests can curl up with a good book on a snowy night, and on-property happenings that range from fashion shows to cocktail tastings, W Santiago guests are never bored. 

It’s also a must-visit for foodies, with a restaurant helmed by the #8 sushi chef in the world, Mitsuharu Tsumura, and a new Nikkei restaurant by the prominent chef slated to open this August.

From wine tours, markets and historic art museums, to famed landmarks and ski mountains such as La Parva and Valle Nevado, Santiago offers endless cultural experiences for the active Millennial.

And with the help of W Santiago’s local insider and "Whatever, Whenever" 24/7 concierge service, travelers can find the best places to chill out around the city, plus just about anything else to spice up their Chile getaway.

Visit www.starwoodhotels.com/W_Hotels/Santiago‎ and www.marriott.com. And keep visiting www.travelagentcentral.com for all your latest travel news. Be sure to follow Travel Agent’s Joe Pike on Twitter @TravelPike and Instagram @pike5260

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