Amidst the Bohemian-style buildings in the Barranco neighborhood in Lima, you will find a masterpiece that charms with the boutique hotel design of Hotel B. Walking through the hotel is an experience on its own. As you wander through the building dating from the Belle Epoque, you will notice the contemporary artwork by outstanding Peruvian and Latin American artists. You will experience the perfect combination between a luxurious hospitality experience, intimacy, and significant art inspiration.
Recognizable boutique hotel design
The Barranco district features adorned architecture and remarkable galleries while having the Bohemian vibes. Among the impressive mansions and green boulevards, you can spot the white Belle Epoque villa.
Claude Sahut is a French architect responsible for building this outstanding mansion. His specialty was architecture ornamentation, resulting in an elegant exterior. This respected architect had many important Peruvian buildings under his belt. Claude is famous for some of the projects of the Government palace, Reserve park, and Teatro Colon. Back in 1914, he executed the construction as a luxurious summer home for a wealthy family.
As you approach the building, the stunning exterior will astonish you. The white facade and ornate columns give you a glance at what to expect inside. At night, the facade lighting enhances the features creating astounding light refractions. Two masterminds are responsible for executing the boutique hotel design. Jordi Puig invested his design skills together with Peruvian architect David Mutal to complete this extensive project. They joined forces to turn the colonial building into a luxurious “tiny hotel”, gathering tourism and art under the same establishment. After the extensive restoration process, they finally opened the doors in 2013.
Unique luxury travel experience
The boutique hotel has been in business since 2013. The lobby welcomes guests with a warm welcome with antique furnishings. The large-scale artwork is the focal point, enhanced with a rustic console table with three sculptures for visual balance. Furthermore, the high ceilings bring luxurious vibes while providing an airy feel.
One of the charming details spotted in the lobby is these marvelous Peruvian dolls. They come dressed in traditional clothes, consisting of a wide skirt and a cape in vibrant colors. The handcrafted llama dolls welcome the guests with their charming appearance, injecting a dose of personality to the space.
The intimate hotel has 17 cozy spacious rooms, divided between the mansion and a contrasting modern annex. The stylish mix of wooden beams, hardwood floors, and premium fabric guarantees comfort while providing a luxurious experience.
The colonial mansion has ten rooms available for guests, being an intimate retreat for travelers who wish to enjoy the boutique hotel design. The other rooms are situated in the modern annex. In addition, the guests have exclusive invites to art exhibitions hosted in the neighborhood galleries.
We took some time to appreciate the exquisite mix of art and gourmet food. The restaurant’s walls showcase contemporary artwork, a phenomenal sight for enjoying the fine delicacies of famous chef Oscar Velarde.
You can stop by for lunch, an afternoon snack when they serve tea, fruit, and traditional pastries. Relax at the bar, sip a glass of fine champagne, and try the local appetizers prepared with joy. While the bar showcases impressive artwork, guests can accommodate at the patio for al fresco dining. Or, you can have your lunch at the finely curated library.
The contemporary art collection is showcased in the common areas, such as the bar, lobby, restaurant, and lounge. The patterned corridor guides us to a modern art installation, where the striped walls host an irregularly shaped piece of plastic.
The premium service and intimate atmosphere bring luxury travel to a higher level. In addition, this boutique hotel design provides an intriguing visual experience for artsy adventurers. Don’t hesitate to head to our Travel Blog, where you can also read about other boutique hotels we have stayed in!