Whether you will be going to Peru for the first time or visiting an old favorite destination, you will now have the option of staying in an authentic old colonial home now renovated after decades into the graceful boutique Hotel B (now a Relais & Chateaux property). Hailed across the board as one of the top places to stay anywhere in the world, Hotel B's recent designation on Travel + Leisure Magazine's IT List 2014 is just one more accolade added to its profile.
In a city with more than 10 million inhabitants, a flurry of cultures that inspire everything from the fashion world to the culinary circles, and ancient history that hails back to some of the earliest origins of civilization on earth, it is no wonder that Lima has become one of the hottest spots for travel in recent years. Of course, Peru's capital metropolis is also a fun gateway to the country's most symbolic attraction: Machu Picchu! Open for less than 1 year, Hotel B in Lima's neighborhood lined with hippie and free-spirited flair is the city's latest and top choice for personalized, boutique experience stays.
The "B" in the property's name refers to the Barranco district in which it is located, merely minutes from the contemporary Miraflores district known for its grand shopping centers and beautiful coastline parks. Barranco also skirts the coast, with its own beaches that are often more peaceful than those found anywhere else in Lima. Barranco is also home to trendy art galleries, cafes, bars, and restaurants, many of which are housed within old colonial mansions, just like Hotel B itself.
Walking into the hotel, visitors are immediately greeted by the accommodating staff and the modern artwork that populates the main lobby, something of a mix of a classic Peruvian living room with the details and shock value of an art museum. This is because the hotel partners with its neighbor, the Lucia de la Puente Gallery just next door and features loaned pieces. Throughout the halls, dining room, restaurant, common areas, and guestrooms, you will find original pieces of art by top Peruvian artists, all wonderfully coordinated with the modern interior designs (magically conducted by local talent Jordi Puig).
There are a total of 17 rooms and suites each unique to each other but all bearing exceptional detail to design and flair such as high ceilings, elements that peek out from the original construction, lavish glass showers or a classic bathtub, and shutter windows that open up to the street.
Back down on the first floor, visitors can enjoy a cocktail, tapas, or full meals in Hotel B's restaurant. The menu was designed by Oscar Velarde, one of the region's most sought-after chefs. Breakfast included every morning is a real treat, full of fresh juices, rich Andean grains, soft breads, local Peruvian coffee, and much more.
So whether your stay in Lima will be an introduction to the country or a resting place before you head back home, be sure to stop by Hotel B to treat yourself to contemporary glamour and comfort.
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