Inkaterra La Casona Named First-Ever Relais Chateaux Property in Peru

Cusco's first luxury boutique hotel, Inkaterra La Casona, has been officially named a member of the exclusive Relais Châteaux collection.

Since opening its doors in 2008, the restored 11-suite hotel -- formerly a Spanish colonial manor house built over an Inca complex -- has played an important role in revitalizing Cusco's hospitality scene.

"We are very proud to have been selected to be part of such a prestigious organization," said Jose Koechlin, chairman and CEO of Inkaterra Hotels in a written release. "Relais Châteaux represents the finest in hospitality around the world and for Inkaterra La Casona to be selected as the first member in Peru - the 11th in South America - is truly a great honor."

Secretly evaluated by one of Relais Châteaux's discerning traveling "critics," Inkaterra La Casona will join the association's roster of 475 hotels and gourmet restaurants in 57 countries.