Sonesta Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Discovery of Machu Picchu
The 100th anniversary of the discovery of Machu Picchu by Hiram Bingham will be celebrated this July with events held all over Cusco - the ancient Inca´s metropolis. Events will include celebrations, concerts, festivals and more. Machu Picchu is an Inca city built between the years 1400 to 1500. It is considered to be one of the most important architectural and archeological jewels of the Incas.
Recognized as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007, the ruins attract hundreds of thousands of tourists annually. Machu Picchu is located just three hours by train from the city of Cusco, or by walking four days on the Inca Trail.
The Sonesta Hotel Cusco and Sonesta Posadas del Inca Cusco offer discounts when you purchase your accommodations in advance. Currently a 60 day advance purchase saves 15% of the best available rates at either hotel. Each of the hotel's best rates and the greatest selection of packages currently available are on Sonesta.com.
The Sonesta Posadas del Inca are a collection of 5 city inns and country lodges throughout Peru. The properties are strategically located near the country’s renowned historic and archaeological sites, such as museums, temples, monuments and natural wonders like Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca and the Sacred Valley. Ranging in size from 28 to 87 rooms, each of Sonesta's Posadas del Inca offers an intimate experience in the style and tradition of true Peruvian hospitality. Sonesta also offers two full service hotels; the 134-room Sonesta El Olivar Hotel is located in the business and residential district of San Isidro in Lima; and the 70-room Sonesta Hotel Cusco located on the Avenue Sol near the handcraft market and two blocks from the Plaza de Armas.
The Sonesta Posadas del Inca Cusco is a 22-room property in the heart of the ancient Inca capital of Cusco, just a few steps from the city's Main Square and offers first-class lodging, and authentic Peruvian hospitality. Located just minutes from the airport, Cusco is the center of the Inca and Spanish colonial cultures. Koricancha Temple, Sacsayhuamán, Kenko, Puca Pucará, Tambomachay and the Sun and the Moon Temple are walking distance from the hotel. Guest room amenities include cable television, individually climate control, direct-dial telephone for domestic and international calls, hair dryer, in-room safe and 220 volt power supply. Amenities at the hotel include: Inkafe restaurant, business center with Internet access, room service, laundry service, luggage storage, medical assistance, public telephone and gift shop.
The 84-room Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay is located in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a one-hour drive from the ancient Inca capital of Cusco and close to Machu Picchu. The hotel is a former 18th century colonial-style monastery and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. Amenities include television individual climate control, direct-dial telephone for domestic and international calls, hair dryer, bath with bathtub, in-room safe and 220 volt power supply. Local attractions located nearby include the craft markets of Pisac and Chincheros, the Salt Mines of Maras, the town of Moray, Ollantaytambo ruins and Machu Picchu. The train at Ollantaytambo station is just 20 minutes from the Posada.
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