JW Marriott Hotel Cusco can be a restful place to relax between excursions to Machu Picchu or the Urubamba Sacred Valley. Within the city of Cusco you can find a number of architectural attractions, such as Cusco’s Cathedral, Qoricancha, or the San Blas Neighborhood. After exploring cultural wonders, however, you might build up an appetite for food and rest. This luxury hotel has a reputation for excellent cuisine, service, and sleeping accommodations that can satisfy all those appetites.
A warmly lit lobby of stone and arched doorways can give a strong and accurate first impression of this hotel. Having renovated a colonial convent into an updated, stylish hotel, this building includes two exhibition halls for visitors craving a little more exposure to cultural artifacts. The hotel’s pool is heated to maximize relaxation; a Whirlpool, sauna, and steam room are offered, too. The full-service health spa boasts a menu of treatments incorporating Inca techniques, and massages can even be scheduled in your own suite.
The hotel’s aesthetic skillfully blends new spaces into the beautiful architecture of the original historic building. Its 146 guest rooms and 7 suites are designed elegantly but are without overstatement.
All rooms are non-smoking and air-conditioned. To further your comfort, all rooms contain pillowtop mattresses, in-room safes, coffee and tea, and evening turndown service. Newspaper delivery is available on request. All bathrooms are marble and contain separate baths and showers. Each room features a desk with ergonomic chair, iron and ironing board, mini-bar, mini-refrigerator, lighted makeup mirror, hair dryer, robes, and slippers.
In terms of media and technology, rooms at this hotel have LED televisions, cable/satellite service including CNN, ESPN, and HBO, an iPod dock, and a radio. All rooms also offer high-speed wireless Internet. Internet service, as well as an oxygen-enrich system to help visitors adjust to Cusco’s altitude, are available with purchase.
The hotel also offers some suites in which the bedroom and living room are separated by a privacy wall. Other rooms are wheelchair accessible, with roll-in showers, and some have have courtyard views and balconies.
The courtyard in the center of the hotel continues the aesthetic of stone-lined peaceful grandeur. Tables with umbrellas offer seating and shade if you should enjoy some reading on a day when, instead of going out, you stay in to enjoy the local architecture.
Dining within the hotel can bring you to three settings: a restaurant, bar, and lounge. The restaurant’s kitchen introduces you to appetizers of alpaca roast beef or tuna tartar, entrees featuring lamb, duck, or a dish of poached egg in huancaina sauce, and desserts including corn ice cream, French toast, or cherimoya as ingredients. The bar, meanwhile, serves cocktails, appetizers, and snacks in a snazzy setting. The lounge offers cozier, fireside seating for drinks or eats.
Beautiful meeting rooms, which can be arranged in conference, classroom or buffet seating styles, are also available for reservation.