In the old neighborhood of Pumacurco under the mountain of Sachsahuaman, Belmond Palacio Nazarenas is located in a privileged area surrounded by museums, restaurants and galleries. The hotel is just 10 minutes by car from the four most important ruins in the Cusco area, as well as the White Christ statue. The bohemian and hip neighborhood of San Blas is a 10 minute walk away, and the hotel is only minutes by foot from both the Plaza de Armas, where Cusco’s Cathedral and most important museums are located. Belmond Palacio Nazarenas is located 5 kilometers from Cusco Astete Airport. The hotel is a former 16th century palace and convent and features Inca and colonial pathways, Inca and pre-Inca walls, plus a display of archaeological remains found on site. The building’s original colonial walls have been meticulously rebuilt. The heart and social hub of Belmond Palacio Nazarenas is located within the largest of seven cloistered patios, where a large heated infinity edge pool has been created, a first for Cusco. Alongside the pool is a restaurant under a conservatory roof, offering a menu of organic Andean cuisine. The other patios offer fountains and flowing water channels, similar to those found on the agricultural terraces found in the Sacred Valley and at Machu Picchu. Facilities and services include a restaurant, bar, heated outdoor swimming pool, full service spa with an extensive menu of services, business center, chapel and library. Concierge and room services are available 24 hours. Belmond Palacio Nazarenas is an all-suite hotel with 55 suites, distributed around four patios which feature gardens with flowers, herbs and fruit trees. All accommodations are served by butlers who contact each guest prior to arrival, as well as upon check-in to coordinate all needs during their stay and to provide any information they may need. Many suites have fireplaces and views of the hillside Inca site of Sacsayhuamán or Cusco’s cathedral in the Plaza del Armas. Bathrooms feature under floor heating and Peruvian travertine marble. Other amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, a la carte breakfast, iPad and iPhone with city-wide reception for guest use during their stay, espresso machine, in-room bar and Bose sound system. All accommodations are oxygen-enriched to ease the effects of the city’s altitude.