Few thought that Belmond would ever be able to out-luxe its hotel next door, the Monasterio (above), long considered one of the continent's top accommodations. The luxe hotel chain pulled it off, though, with this 55 oxygen-enriched-suites stunner. The structure is a 16th-century convent, built over Inca foundations, with an astounding five interior courtyards. That's on top of two chapels, and let's not forget the secret passageways once used by the nuns. Service here is top-notch, with your personal butler making your acquaintance by e-mail even before you arrive, and then coming to your room to shake you a pisco sour from your complimentary bar, or to cut off a brick of herbal soap made on-site. With the many years it took to restore the property, Belmond made sure to not miss a single detail, from the heated wooden floors, to soaking tubs equipped with bath salts from the mines at Maras, to marble bathrooms with Prija bath products. The resort-like pool and spa has glass floors so you can admire the Inca stonework below. Next to it is the restaurant Senzo, which serves elegant novo andino food using many herbs grown in the courtyards (the herbs are also used in the spa).