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Sonesta International Opens the 127-room
Sonesta Hotel in Cusco, Peru


Boston, MA – January 04, 2010-  Sonesta International Hotels Corporation announced its seventh hotel in Peru, the 127-room Sonesta Hotel Cusco. This full-service hotel is located in the midst of business, shopping, restaurants and historic attractions in downtown Cusco.  The hotel is located across the street from the handcraft market on the Avenue Sol, just a few blocks from the main square.  This hotel (and its sister properties in Peru, Colombia and Chile) are the result of a strong relationship between GHL Hoteles and Sonesta. The hotel, which was built in 1986 as the Cusco Savoy, has been under renovation since GHL, Sonesta’s partner in Peru, took it over late last year. 

“We at Sonesta are excited to bring another full-service business class hotel to our collection in South America,” said Stephanie Sonnabend, president and chief executive office for Sonesta.  “We have not been able to accommodate all of our business or leisure guests interested in staying with us in Cusco, and have been eager to add more rooms in this great destination for a number of years.” 

The Sonesta Hotel Cusco features contemporary guest rooms with first class amenities, a full service business center, three meal a day restaurant, room service, 24-hour concierge service, WiFi throughout the hotel, a banquet room for receptions for up to 100 guests, and several meeting rooms for 30 guests theater-style. The hotel joins the 23-room Sonesta Posadas del Inca Cusco located just a few blocks away. 

Located in the ancient Inca and Spanish Colonial capital of Cusco, the hotel is near historic points of interest including Machu Picchu, Koricancha Temple, Sacsayhuamán, Kenko, Puca Pucará, Ollantaytambo, the Inca Trail, Tambomachay.  Cusco was declared a World Heritage Site and offers both colonial cathedrals and ancient temples that celebrate its storied past.  The hotel is just minutes from Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport. 

GHL Hoteles, who has managed Sonesta Hotels in Peru since 2005, owns and operates hotels throughout South America. With more than 40 years of experience in the hotel industry, GHL operates hotels under several flags. Currently, GHL operates 37 hotels in Colombia, Chile, Peru, Ecuador and Panama; including ten Sonesta Hotels located in Peru, Chile and Colombia. 

The Sonesta Collection is a distinctive international collection of upscale hotels, resorts and cruise ships. Every property reflects the energy, style and spirit of its location. Locally-inspired and artfully-presented cuisine, luxurious accommodations and passionate personal service create an authentic and memorable guest experience. Discover the Sonesta Collection in Boston, New Orleans, Miami, Orlando, St. Maarten (2), Brazil (2), Chile (3), Colombia, Peru (7), and Egypt (12). Opening soon in: Rosario and Ushuaia, Argentina; Jaco Beach, Costa Rica; Barranquilla and Cartagena, Colombia; Miami, FL; and San Carlos, Mexico. For more information visit or call 800.Sonesta (800.766.3782) in the U.S. and Canada. 


Lorie Juliano 
  Corporate Director of Media Relations 
  Sonesta Collection Hotels . Resorts. Cruises 
  Phone: 617.421.5429 

Also See: Sonesta International Hotels Developing a Domestic Hotel Franchise Program / June 2009

Orient-Express Hotels Acquires 21-suite Hotel Rio Sagrado in Peru's Sacred Valley / December 2009

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