Orient-Express Hotels Announces June 12 Opening of Palacio Nazarenas in Cuzco, PeruJune 7, 2011 By: Joe Pike
Orient-Express today announced that the brand’s latest and most ambitious project to date, Palacio Nazarenas, a 55-suite hotel in a former palace and convent in Cuzco, Peru, will open on June 12.
The inauguration of Orient-Express’ sixth hotel in Peru will be the culmination of a three-year restoration project carried out under the guidance of eight full-time archaeologists and the supervision of Peru’s National Institute of Culture (INC).
Palacio Nazarenas will become the sister property to Hotel Monasterio, a 126-room former 16th century monastery owned and operated by Orient-Express since March 1999. These two properties reside on Nazarenas Square, just a few minutes by foot from both the Plaza de Armas, where Cuzco’s Cathedral and most important museums are located, and the bohemian San Blas quarter.
This urban retreat will be an all-suite hotel, with 16 chica suites, 29 suites, nine grand suites and one Nazarenas suite, many of which have fireplaces and views towards the hillside Inca site of Sacsayhuamán or Cuzco’s cathedral in the Plaza del Armas.