The stay: Posh Peru
Machu Picchu: not just for dusty backpackers anymore.
It’s difficult to stay ahead of the likes of Kate Moss and Mario Testino when it comes to chic global travel, but really, we’re here to help. Her Mossness and Peru’s prodigal son recently escaped the paps at Libertador group’s famous Hotel Paracas on the beachy side of the country. Want to beat them to the fashionable punch? Check in at the just-opened Tambo Del Inka Resort and Spa, a Libertador / Starwood Luxury Collection property on the other side of the geographical Peruvian coin in the Sacred (or Urubamba) Valley (libertador.com.pe). Peru was once mostly the domain of scruffy Machu Picchu–bound backpackers, but over the past few years, high-end travellers have been cluing in to the fact that it has glorious desert, coast and mountains all in one country—and luxury hoteliers are finally making it possible to have your Machu Picchu and your posh pillows too.