Part 8: My Love Affair with Starwood Continues

Part 1: Getting to the Sacred Valley is Not Easy
Part 2: The Most Awesome Hotel Ever
Part 3: When in Urubamba…
Part 4: A Town Called Olly
Part 5: Can You Pass the Salt?
Part 6: How to Get to Machu Picchu
Part 7: I Came, I Saw, I Conquered (Machu Picchu)

Hotel points allow me to stay in hotels I never would be able to stay in otherwise. For some people, a bed is a bed no matter where they are. But I confess: I like luxury. I like being updated to a suite. Correction: I love being updated to a suite. I love sitting in a beautiful lobby, enjoying free wifi that actually works and relaxing on a sumptuous couch.

I loved our hotel in Cusco. Especially after the damp, dank excuse for a hotel we stayed at in Aguas Calientes.

After our visit to Machu Picchu, we made our way to Cusco, the ancient capital of the Incas, located at a breathtaking 11,500 feet. Cusco overflows with its Inca and colonial past. And our hotel in Cusco was no different.

SPG’s Palacio del Inka is located in central Cusco, a seven minute walk from the Plaza de Armas, in an old monastery. The entire hotel reaks of colonial elegance – medieval columns, rich, dark colors, velvet upholstery, ornate decorations, and stone floors.

Cusco map

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When we checked in, I was pleasantly surprised to find out we had been upgraded to a suite despite my lack of status. The suite consisted of two separate rooms — a separate living room area with a couch, desk, chairs and a television, and the bedroom — which had its own television. And get this — we had two bathrooms!

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The living room part of our suite

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The bedroom

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The master bathroom

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The view of Cusco from our window

Needless to say, we had an amazing stay. Thank you Starwood!

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8 thoughts on “Part 8: My Love Affair with Starwood Continues

  1. […] Part 1: Getting to the Sacred Valley is Not Easy Part 2: The Most Awesome Hotel Ever Part 3: When in Urubamba… Part 4: A Town Called Olly Part 5: Can You Pass the Salt? Part 6: How to Get to Machu Picchu Part 7: I Came, I Saw, I Conquered (Machu Picchu) Part 8: My Love Affair with Starwood Continues […]

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  3. […] Salt? Part 6: How to Get to Machu Picchu Part 7: I Came, I Saw, I Conquered (Machu Picchu) Part 8: My Love Affair with Starwood Continues Part 9: Hats Galore in Pisac (and other things) Part 10: Cusco: The Highs and […]

  4. […] Salt? Part 6: How to Get to Machu Picchu Part 7: I Came, I Saw, I Conquered (Machu Picchu) Part 8: My Love Affair with Starwood Continues Part 9: Hats Galore in Pisac (and other things) Part 10: Cusco: The Highs and Lows Part 11: 10 […]

  5. […] Salt? Part 6: How to Get to Machu Picchu Part 7: I Came, I Saw, I Conquered (Machu Picchu) Part 8: My Love Affair with Starwood Continues Part 9: Hats Galore in Pisac (and other things) Part 10: Cusco: The Highs and Lows Part 11: 10 […]

  6. […] Salt? Part 6: How to Get to Machu Picchu Part 7: I Came, I Saw, I Conquered (Machu Picchu) Part 8: My Love Affair with Starwood Continues Part 9: Hats Galore in Pisac (and other things) Part 10: Cusco: The Highs and Lows Part 11: 10 […]

  7. […] Salt? Part 6: How to Get to Machu Picchu Part 7: I Came, I Saw, I Conquered (Machu Picchu) Part 8: My Love Affair with Starwood Continues Part 9: Hats Galore in Pisac (and other things) Part 10: Cusco: The Highs and Lows Part 11: 10 […]

  8. […] Salt? Part 6: How to Get to Machu Picchu Part 7: I Came, I Saw, I Conquered (Machu Picchu) Part 8: My Love Affair with Starwood Continues Part 9: Hats Galore in Pisac (and other things) Part 10: Cusco: The Highs and Lows Part 11: 10 […]

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