May I introduce you to Misky, a character who is looking forward to welcoming children who stay at Palacio Nazarenas (and young at heart grown-ups, too). Named after the local Quechua word for “sweet”, she’s a charismatic personality inspired by the snakes carved into the stones on the building’s facade.
Misky will appear throughout the hotel in various guises. She’ll star in a little booklet that helps younger guests to explore and discover the hotel. At the same time she’ll invite them to take part in games and treasure hunts, and to draw some of the things that they see and do.
Misky may also become a delightful bar of soap, a bath toy or mascot, or be embroidered on child-size sheets. She’ll feature on the Very Important Kids (VIK) card, and explain how a youngster who eats lunch and dinner with his or her parents can receive a special gift.
Once she’s become established at Palacio Nazarenas she may even go travelling, to sample some of our other Orient-Express hotels around the world.
But first, our Cuzco-based artist/cartoonist, Mario Bustamente (below) is busy with his pencils and paintbrush, bringing Misky to life.