New JW Marriott to Open in Cusco, Peru in 2012

Marriott International, Inc. announced Tuesday plans to open a luxury JW Marriott Hotel in Cusco, Peru in 2012.

Situated at the gateway to the Andes mountain sanctuary Machu Picchu, the 153-room JW Marriott Hotel Cusco will feature a highly customized design built around a colonial church and ancient Inca artifacts found on the site.

The JW Marriott Hotel Cusco will be operated under a management agreement with Inversiones La Rioja, S.A. owners of JW Marriott Hotel Lima.

Located in the heart of Cusco’s historical district, the hotel will include a museum of prominent artifacts, many of which will be preserved in-situ.

JW Marriott Cusco will aim to offer a relaxed décor with a distinctly colonial feel; a stylish lobby lounge; a restaurant serving imaginative cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Perhaps the most unqiue feature, however, is that every room will have an oxygen delivery system to help guests deal with the altidude of the country. The hotel will also help guests adjust to the altitude in spa treatment rooms. All 153 rooms and suites will be equipped with luxurious bedding and bathrooms with soaking tubs and separate showers, as well as the latest in in-room technology.