(June 13, 2011 Westmont, Illinois, U.S.A) Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report, the most respected publication in luxury travel, announced in its June 2011 issue the recommendation of The Lodge at Chaa Creek.

The Lodge at Chaa Creek, set within a private 365-acre nature reserve along the banks of the Macal River in the foothills of the Maya Mountains, is home to a Natural History and Activities Centre, Butterfly Farm, Rainforest Spa, Maya Medicinal Plant Trail and Traditional Organic Farm. An al fresco palm-thatched restaurant, lounge and conference centre as well as 23 individually designed cottages, suites and villas with private Jacuzzis and sundecks offer luxurious accommodation. The resort has been recognized worldwide for a focus on sustainable, responsible tourism and Maya culture.

All of Andrew Harper’s recommended properties possess exceptional character, a commitment to classic hospitality and a profound sense of place. Mr. Harper does not evaluate hotels by means of a checklist, but uses his three decades of experience to distinguish the truly enchanting from the merely excellent. The Lodge at Chaa Creek  is delighted to be among the best of the best properties worldwide to receive his recommendation, which came initially in 1992.

About Andrew Harper

Free of advertising since its inception in June 1979, Hideaway Report is a monthly publication for a private community of sophisticated travelers. The selection of hotels, resorts and restaurants for inclusion in this publication is made on a completely independent basis, with Andrew Harper, Inc. paying full rate for all meals, lodging and related travel expenses. Andrew Harper and his editors travel incognito to write opinionated and unbiased travel reviews for a private membership service, which provides personalized travel planning assistance, bespoke tours and valuable travel benefits to its members. For more information about Andrew Harper, visit

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