Where to Stay at Iguaçu Falls: Orient-Express Re-opens Hotel Das Cataratas
October is proving to be an exciting month, as far as hot hotel openings are concerned. Come October 1, 2009, Orient-Express will re-open the Hotel das Cataratas next to Iguaçu Falls near the Argentine border. After acquiring the property in 2007, Orient-Express has made some hefty renovations. Of the 193 guest rooms and 15 suites, the 16 Cataratas Deluxe Rooms, Tower and Cataratas Suites have views of the falls. The coolest part of all: This is the only hotel actually in the national park, so guests have access to the falls each morning before the park's daily opening hours. A spa will open at the end of October, featuring products from the Brazilian brand, Natura, which harvests ingredients from the Amazon. This is the second property for Orient-Express in Brazil, along with the iconic Copacabana Palace Hotel in Rio.