Hotel in Peru is sending ‘alpaca-grams’ for Valentine’s Day

Forget chocolates and flowers! How about FaceTime with a cuddly creature? Hotel is playing cupid by sending ‘alpaca-grams’ from ‘Panchita’ to loved ones this Valentine’s Day

  • The initiative has been launched at the JW Marriott El Convento Cusco in Peru
  • Panchita, the hotel’s resident alpaca, will deliver the romantic video calls
  • To make your Valentine’s Day, all you have to do is fill out a request form

Forget chocolates, flowers or jewellery this Valentine’s Day – instead give your loved one a video call from a fluffy baby alpaca named Panchita.

The JW Marriott El Convento Cusco hotel in Peru is offering lucky lovebirds the chance to receive a special message from its resident alpaca and hotel mascot.

The hotel is calling it ‘alpaca-gram’ and the romantic declaration will be delivered via FaceTime on February 14.

Love is in the air: Give your loved one a video call from a fluffy baby alpaca named Panchita (pictured)

To apply all you have to do is fill out a request form and recipients will be selected at random.

Are there any restrictions on the personalised messages? It doesn’t look like it. The slushier the better.   

The website, lovepanchita.com, reads: ‘Whether you’re sending a sweet greeting to your significant other, bestie, or mom, you’re sure to make hearts melt with a call from Panchita the Alpaca.’ 

Melting hearts: The hotel is calling it 'alpaca-gram' and the romantic declaration will be delivered via FaceTime on February 14

Melting hearts: The hotel is calling it ‘alpaca-gram’ and the romantic declaration will be delivered via FaceTime on February 14

But you’ll need to hurry as applications must be submitted by tomorrow, February 12.    

JW Marriott El Convento Cusco is a luxury hotel in the heart of Cusco, which has been converted from a former 16-century convent.  

Panchita is very popular among its guests and makes daily visits to the hotel to meet visitors and pose for selfies.

JW Marriott El Convento Cusco, pictured above, is a luxury hotel in the heart of Cusco

JW Marriott El Convento Cusco, pictured above, is a luxury hotel in the heart of Cusco

Meanwhile, another hilarious Valentine’s Day initiative has been launched at the Hemsley Conservation Centre in Kent.

There is now a new, special way of getting over your ex – you can name a cockroach after them, and it will only cost £1.50. 

The new name for the cockroach will appear on a board at its enclosure at the zoo. 


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