Increased interest in Peruvian heritage, colonial architecture and culinary excellence attract the world’s savviest travelers to Peru. Lima, once considered only a quick stopover on the way to Cusco, is now seen as a destination. The ¬first Relais & Châteaux hotel in Lima is conceived as a hub for travelers promoting deeper exploration of the historic city; 20 suites, a signature restaurant with the spirit of a turn of the Century Explorers Club, a Guest House with the charm of Lima´s traditional hospitality, a meeting center with artistic sensibility to connect travelers. A place for contemporary explorers of life seeking the intrigues and mysteries of Peruvian culture, geography and nature, Hotel B will cater to traditionalists looking for an authentic historic atmosphere and to shrewd urban explorers willing to immerse themselves in the city´s contemporary social and cultural scene.
The House is a pristine example of a Belle Époque mansion, originally built as a summer seaside retreat during the presidency of Augusto Leguia, when Peru was celebrating 100 years of independence and Lima had been transformed for the occasion. Thus it captures the celebratory spirit of the 1920s. The French architect Claude Sahut, also responsible for remodeling parts of the Government Palace, Lima´s main avenues, parks, theatres and other public buildings, was commissioned to design a summer retreat for the Garcia Bedoya family. The original two-story house was constructed in 1914 with traditional local materials complemented by Italian marbles and imported woods. It included an ornate façade, high ceilings, teatinas (local styled skylights), open balconies and marbled terraces for ample ventilation. Mrs. Maria Teresa García and her family occupied the property for 40 years until 1954, when the house was sold to the Báscones family who used it as their residence until 2010. The reconstruction team includes sculptors from the Fine Arts Academy and a team of carpenters led by an Italian master woodcrafter. The project is considered a trademark of restoration by the INC (Peru´s Historic Building Society). Remodeling and expansion preserved the original structure; adding a contrasting 3 story contemporary building to house additional rooms and service areas.
6 King Bedded Rooms. 34 - 42 square meters (330 - 452sq feet). Located on the second oor of the historic mansion, Atelier rooms include either a foyer or private terrace overlooking the Boulevard. The walk-through, open format bathrooms include twin vanity basins, separate rain shower and WC; some include a standalone bathtub and desk. Sitting area includes 1 couch (seats two), plus a chair, table, cocktail table, vintage armoire and cabinet. Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet connection, complimentary local phone calls, minibar, plasma TV with HD channels, iPod docking station.
10 King (two twin) Bedded rooms. 22-36 square meters (236 -387 sq feet). Situated throughout the historic mansion and the contemporary wing on all oors, overlooking either Calle San Martin or the inner Patio. Walk-in bathrooms have separate rain shower and WC; some include a stand-alone bathtub. Sitting area includes couch (seats two), chair, table, vintage armoire and cabinet. Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet connection, complimentary local phone calls, minibar, plasma TV with HD channels, iPod docking station.
4 Contemporary Queen Bedded rooms. 19 - 22 square meters (205 - 236 sq feet). 2 located on the -rst oor of the historic mansion and 2 on the second and third oor of the contemporary wing, overlooking the Spanish Diplomatic Residence on Calle San Martin. Split bathroom include separate WC and rain shower with single basin in main room. Sitting area includes sofa (seats one), desk with chair, vintage armoire and cabinet. Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet connection, complimentary local phone calls, minibar, plasma TV with HD channels, iPod docking station