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Landmark Reborn: J.W. Marriott Cusco, Peru

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After a painstaking six-and-a-half-year restoration, with intermittent halts as Inca and pre-Colombian artifacts were excavated, this former 16th-century convent has finally opened. The property manages to respect Spanish colonial elements (brick colonnades, an interior cloister, flagstone patios) while providing modern comforts (enormous beds, rain showers, Wi-Fi). The hotel is set within the landmark district, a definite advantage for exploring the hidden squares and steep cobbled streets of the city center. marriott.com. $$

It List: The Best New Hotels 2014

Landmark Reborn: J.W. Marriott Cusco, Peru

After a painstaking six-and-a-half-year restoration, with intermittent halts as Inca and pre-Colombian artifacts were excavated, this former 16th-century convent has finally opened. The property manages to respect Spanish colonial elements (brick colonnades, an interior cloister, flagstone patios) while providing modern comforts (enormous beds, rain showers, Wi-Fi). The hotel is set within the landmark district, a definite advantage for exploring the hidden squares and steep cobbled streets of the city center. marriott.com. $$

Courtesy of Marriott

It List: The Best New Hotels 2014

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