Aguas Calientes, Peru
The El Mapi is a smart, contemporary boutique hotel in Aguas Calientes, the lively small town that is our base for visiting Machu Picchu. El Mapi’s design is a fusion of classic, modern, restored and recycled materials, incorporating a natural palette to create a calm, functional feel. Design features include a flowing lobby, lofty ceilings and panoramic windows that allow plenty of natural light. Clean, contemporary style is the hallmark of the hotel's 48 rooms; each is equipped with blackout curtains, 100% cotton sheets, down duvets, hypoallergenic pillows, cotton bathrobes, natural herbal amenities, 32" flat screen TVs and tight-focus reading lights. A chic bar and stylish restaurant feature outstanding drinks and local specialties prepared with healthy, organic ingredients.