Marriott International Opens First JW Marriott Hotel in Cusco, Peru

Marriott International, Inc. continues to grow its JW Marriott hotel brand with the opening of the 153-room JW Marriott Cusco. The hotel stands at an altitude of 11,154ft above sea level, the company’s highest-altitude hotel, and is situated at the gateway of Machu Picchu. The hotel will feature a customized design built around a colonial church and ancient Inca artifacts found on the site.

“In the last few years Cusco has become known for its luxurious accommodations and spas, making it a natural decision for Marriott International to introduce the JW Marriott brand as our first property in the destination,” said Rob Steigerwald, chief operations officer for the Southern Americas at Marriott International. “We are thrilled to have Inversiones La Rioja as a partner on this project, and reveal our first world class JW Marriott luxury brand hotel to Cusco.”

For dining and recreation at the JW Marriott Cusco will feature two restaurants—Pirka Restaurant, which will include an original colonial wall from the convent and offer modern Peruvian cuisine; and the Qespi Bar & Ninna Sonnco Lounge. The hotel will also feature 24-hour room service, a foreign currency exchange office, and retail stores such as HStern, Ilaria, and Kuna. Other amenities include a fitness center and a 3,300 square foot spa with dry saunas, steaming rooms, and a relaxation pool.


The 153 rooms and suites will all include high speed internet, 42’’ plasma TV, alarm clock with iPod/iPad docking station, and an in-room coffee machine.

At an elevation of 11,200 feet above sea level, the JW Cusco will be the first Marriott property to have an in-room supplemental oxygen system to alleviate altitude adjustments.