INKATERRA ANNOUNCES OPENING OF El MaPi IN MACHU PICCHU

INKATERRA ANNOUNCES OPENING OF El MaPi IN MACHU PICCHU

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INKATERRA ANNOUNCES OPENING
OF El MaPi IN MACHU PICCHU

First of new more affordable product under brand ‘byInkaterraGroup’

Lima, Peru – March 18, 2010: Inkaterra, Peru’s renowned provider of luxury and sustainable hospitality, has announced the opening of El MaPi, a new hotel specifically designed to cater to travelers seeking exceptional value and savings. El MaPi is the first property to be launched under Inkaterra’s new, more affordable brand “byInkaterraGroup,” and is aimed to fill the gap in accommodations at the gateway to the Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary.

“We are pleased to be offering an alternative level of service to travelers without sacrificing our high standards in hospitality,” said Jose Koechlin, President and CEO of Inkaterra.  “We hope this is the first in our new brand that caters to the economy-conscious traveler.”

Centrally located in Machu Picchu pueblo (Aguas Calientes), El MaPi provides an unpretentious haven of efficient hospitality. With 48 rooms (40 Superior and 8 Superior Deluxe), El MaPi’s amenities include cozy duvets, robes, natural essence toiletries and turndown service with seasonal fruit. DirecTV, phones and reading lights are in every room and train station transfers, luggage storage and Wi-Fi are all included in hotel rates.

The smart informal design is the creation of Peruvian designer Jordi Puig and was inspired by a blend of classic, restored and recycled materials combined with modern features.  The flowing lobby, high ceilings, and panoramic windows all provide an airy, open atmosphere, conducive to socializing and relaxing.

The dining room, La Cafeteria, offers wholesome, nutritious dining (starting at 4am for the early risers), and includes smoothies, seasonal fruit, and freshly made Belgian waffles. Open to all until 11 PM, the daily menu features a la carte soups, turnovers, pastries and Peruvian favorites.  Travelers may choose to dine in the contemporary setting or take lunch packed to go.  The bar welcomes hotel guests and fellow travelers with delectable snacks and tapas, plus an intriguing variety of piscos and  organic wines.  Visitors can start early at Happy Hour, between 5 and 7 or linger late to compares adventure stories.

For more information, please visit www.elmapihotel.com.

ABOUT INKATERRA:
Inkaterra is a Peruvian organization with more than 34 years of experience in sustainable tourism initiatives. It focuses on preserving and rescuing Peru’s geography, nature, customs and cultures and sharing them with the world. It currently operates Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, named by Travel+Leisure magazine as one of the “World’s Best Hotels” for 2010; Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, located on the Madre de Dios River; and Inkaterra La Casona, a newly opened 11-suite boutique hotel in the historic city of Cusco. Inkaterra has an alliance with the NGO Inkaterra Association (ITA) through which the company’s profits are invested in research, conservation, educational and social development programs.

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