From the ingredients in the kitchen and products used in the spa to the uniforms worn by our staff, we strive to support Peru’s farms and artisans.
Belmond Palacio Nazarenas supports the Huilloc community just outside Cusco through a hospitality training workshop led by hotel staff. Some 20 families have received training in food and beverage, housekeeping, gardening, customer service and leadership skills. The families are now able to host foreign guests and offer them a true experience of life in an Andean village. Not only has the Huilloc community developed a new stream of income but its people have a renewed sense of pride in their indigenous culture.
Belmond Palacio Nazarenas also supports the local community of Paruro through regular tree-planting initiatives. Hotel staff work with village residents on projects that have so far resulted in the planting of more than 2,000 pine trees—benefiting this disadvantaged region both socially and economically.
Decorator Janna Rapaport has sourced almost all our furnishings locally, including the skillfully carved wooden furniture, Pima cotton fabrics and exquisite embroidery. She has also worked with a community of weavers in the village of Chinchero just outside Cusco to produce our textiles and rugs.
Artist Tater Camilo Vera works with eight families from the local village of Racchi to produce hand-made tableware and the vases given to guests as keepsakes.
In-room Oils and Floral Baths
The exclusive Apu Kuntur Tawa line sources ingredients from small independent local farmers to create their therapeutic aromatic bath products.
The Aïny line not only produces certified organic products using local formulas from Peru and Ecuador, but also donates 4% of its proceeds to fund indigenous community projects.
Our cheeses, organic products and flowers are sourced from La Salle Farm in nearby Urubamba.
Designer Fatima Arrieta has been inspired by local textiles and works with Carlos Llancari, an embroiderer from Ayacucho.