“Iguazu has always been world-class spectacular; now it has a hotel to match” Conde Nast Traveller UK Hot List 2018.

Being part of the prestigious Hot List, a rundown of the “50 best new hotels in the world”, is a true recognition for Awasi Iguazu, our 14-room lodge in Northern Argentina.

“The challenge?” writes Conde Nast Traveller, is “to deliver a low-impact, personalised experience (as at its Atacama and Patagonia properties) as close as possible to the high-footfall Iguazú Falls.”

“The result, opened in February, is a small lodge on a bluff over the Iguazú River. Surrounded by Atlantic rainforest, with blue morpho butterflies and capuchin monkeys the only neighbours.”

Pic: Susette Kok

Despite having so recently opened its doors, Awasi Iguazu has received considerable recognition: the luxury lodge just 20 minutes from the iconic Iguazu Falls was invited to join the Relais & Chateaux collection just shortly after opening (invitation is extended only after the service has been tried and tested by an incognito inspector), and has been visited by world-class journalists from publications including Departures, Travel + Leisure, The Times and of course Conde Nast Traveller.

As members of Relais & Chateaux, food is of huge importance in the Awasi Experience. Conde Nast makes a nod to the gastronomy on offer:

“Venezuelan chef Aarón Castillo Telleria balances the requisite Angus steaks with flavoursome chilled soups, delicately flavoured pacu and surubí fish, and locally grown manioc and plantain. Wines range from robust new Malbecs to floral Torrontés and small-volume blends.”

Pic: Susette Kok

Another recent highlight for Awasi Igauzu was a visit by Argentine President who paid a visit to the Iguazu Falls and Misiones Province as part of a national plan to develop the regional economy, and included a visit to Awasi Iguazu as our lodge is an example of the growing local economy.

“This hotel has a very, very high standard, it generates seven jobs for each room,” said President Macri about Awasi Iguazu, the first luxury lodge of its kind in the region, and the only Relais & Chateaux hotel.

Awasi Iguazu is the third lodge in the Awasi group, joining Awasi Atacama in Northern Chile and Awasi Patagonia in Southern Chile. 

Pic: Susette Kok