Hilton Opens First Lima Hotel On The Low
Somewhere between both the Orient-Express and JW Marriott opening in Cusco, the focus has been pulled away from Lima. It’s no wonder they feel left out, considering a hotel opened in December and the news got lost in the holiday shuffle.
Well, let's rectify that. Guess what? There’s a new 207-room Hilton Lima Miraflores, located in the capital city’s trendy Miraflores district, just 11 miles from the airport. This is Hilton’s first managed hotel in Peru and its flagship hotel in the country.
While traditionally courting the business market, this Hilton is different in that the décor is inspired by Peruvian history and architecture. Rooms feature lattice woodwork reminiscent of the country’s balconies of the 18th century, where ladies could see outside their windows but no one could see inside their homes. The original nosy-neighbor design!
Of course, all the modern toys are inside as well, flat-screen TVs, etc. But we're sure most people will spend their time on the rooftop terrace taking in the views of Lima and the sea, swimming in the heated outdoor swimming pool or soaking in one of two whirlpools.
Speaking of which, you won’t get a watered down dining experience at Social, the hotel restaurant, as the chef is intent on featuring Peruvian-American fusion fare.
Special opening rates through Feb. 28, 2013 begin at $159.00 per night and include WiFi access and breakfast.
[Photo: Hilton Hotels]