The Most Beautiful Hotels on Earth: South America

Ponta Dos Ganchos

To continue our “Most Beautiful Hotels in the World” series, our PHL parking members dove into the stunning hotels in South America. What we found is a mix of culture, history, luxury, and modernity:

Ponta dos Ganchos, Brazil

This private resort is located in Southern Brazil on its own peninsula. Guests can enjoy breathtaking ocean views, outdoor beds, private saunas, open bungalow spaces, and a variety of luxurious suites. With activities like snorkeling, hiking, helicopter tours, and kayaking, you’ll never be bored.

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas, Peru

This 16th-century palace and convent was turned into a mansion, but has retained its original elegance and charm. With hand-carved wooden balconies, Inca stone walls, and an ancient fountain, guests can be transported back to a time when Spanish colonization was at large.

Awasi Atacama, Chile

If you’re looking for exclusive, the Awasi Atacama features just eight rooms that have thatched roofs and are built from stone, wood, and adobe. Each room, however, is more than 640 square feet of space and are set around large lounging spaces with fire pits, stone bars, a spa, and more.

Alvear Palace Hotel, Argentina

This hotel is located in the heart of the fashionable Recoleta neighborhood and began as a luxury hotel for European tourists. With French-inspired features like wood-paneled walls, crystal chandeliers, butler service, and high tea time, guests can get a taste of Europe while in Argentina.

Hotel L’Auberge, Uruguay

For a unique hotel experience, head to the southeastern tip of Uruguay, where you’ll find quaint cottage-like building with a huge brick water tower. The hotel blends antique with modern; each room is decorated differently, but features cozy elements like oversized rugs, quaint sitting areas, large windows, and accent lighting.

Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena, Colombia

This Colombian hotel was built in 1621 as a convent, but in 1995, it was turned into a luxurious and historical place to stay. With large colonial balconies, grand suites, and furnishings inspired by French culture, guests can enjoy a little piece of history in an elegant fashion.

Gran Meliá Caracas, Venezuela

At the Gran Melia, you’ll sit in the lap of luxury. With over 400 rooms, 200 apartments, and nearly 30 convention centers, this hotel delivers an extravagant experience. You’ll find royal service floors, private lounges, butler service, two huge pools (one indoor, one outdoor), and elegant decor like over-sized curtains, grand entrances, and more.

Stannum Boutique Hotel, Bolivia

With a focus on modernity, this hotel features lavishly decorated rooms, unique lounges, crisp decor, and spectacular views of La Paz and the Illimani mountains. Guests can enjoy a gourmet restaurant and bar, business center, and an entertainment center with cinemas, food courts, cafes, and more.

Hacienda Rumiloma, Ecaudor

Centered on “rustic luxury,” this stone-and-wood hotel is nestled into the landscape and gives guests a cozy taste of Quito. Each room features wood-beam ceilings, warm color palates, and rustic touches like carved headboards or copper sinks. Guests can enjoy a unique lounge area, an on-site restaurant, and the beautiful surroundings of the area.

Mine Hotel Boutique, Brazil

Located in the heart of Palermo Soho, this small Brazilian hotel combines avante-garde, aesthetics, and technology to create a warm, personal environment. Guests can enjoy rooms built and decorated to promote relaxation and intimacy, as well as a serene pool, lounge, and inner and outer courtyard.

*Photo courtesy of http://www.pontadosganchos.com.br