LIMA, PERU – An abandoned historic mansion, originally built in 1914, surrounded by diplomatic residences and artists’ studios in the bohemian seaside neighborhood of Barranco has been purchased by The Andean Experience Company, a Peruvian tour operator and hotel developer.
The Andean Experience Company is restoring the mansion as Lima’s first luxury arts boutique hotel, to open in early 2013.
Hotel B (El Hotel de Barranco) will feature only 17 suites, a private spa and a signature restaurant by Oscar Velarde, one of Peru’s best known restaurateurs. The hotel will be connected by private passageway to one of Barranco’s most important art galleries, Lucia de la Punte, where exclusive viewings and special dinners can be arranged for hotel guests after hours.
Opening in March 2013, Hotel B will cater to a new breed of travelers who want to immerse themselves in Lima’s thriving history, art and culinary scenes. The restoration work will reflect
Peruvian heritage and colonial architecture with vintage and designer furniture inspired by the mansion’s glamour days of the roaring 20’s with a modern twist.
“More and more luxury travelers are choosing to spend multiple nights in Lima on their way to and from Machu Picchu these days. Lima is increasingly known worldwide for its culinary excellence and blossoming arts scene” says Brady Binstadt of Geographic Expeditions, an expert in luxury travel to South America. Brady adds that “this interest in Lima is evident in the number of large luxury hotel developments in Lima over recent years. But Hotel B will fill a niche which Lima sorely lacks – that niche being a smaller, more intimate, luxury boutique hotel option.”
A team of Peru’s best architects, interior designers and art merchants are working alongside sculptors from the Fine Arts Academy of Lima and an Italian master woodcrafter to breathe new life back into this Belle Epoque mansion. The project is considered a trademark of restoration by the INC (Peru’s Historic Building Society).
Andean Experience is a Peruvian boutique tour operator and hotel developer. Hotel B will be Andean Experiences’ second property after Titilaka, an 18-room experience lodge on Lake Titicaca which was recently accepted into the exclusive membership of Relais & Chateaux. More information can be found at www.andean-experience.info.
Calle San Martín 301, Barranco, Lima 04 – Perú
T. +51 1 700 5106