Orient-Express acquires another hotel in Cusco, Peru

Isabel Guerra

Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. have announced the acquisition of a existing hotel located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas (Urubamba, Cusco): Hotel Rio Sagrado, a property set in beautiful gardens overlooking the Urubamba river with an imposing mountain backdrop.

According to PRNewswire, the 21 suite property has been acquired from Industrias Turistica Vagamundos  for US $7 million.

The hotel is only three kilometres away from the town of Urubamba and close to Ollantaytambo ruins, which is a regular stop for Peru Rail trains.

Rio Sagrado has 11 deluxe and 10 junior suites, plus two 250-square-meter villas, constructed from natural stone and woods; its 230 sq meters spa has a large treatment room with an amazing view of the Urubamba Sacred Valley.

The Sacred Valley, located between Cuzco and Machu Picchu, is a popular part of holiday itineraries in Peru.

This brings to five the number of Orient-Express properties in Peru. The others are the Miraflores Park in Lima; Hotel Monasterio, in Cusco; Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge (adjacent to the Inca Sanctuary); and Las Casitas del Colca ,in the Colca Canyon.

(Condensed from: PRNewswire.com)

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