Hotel B Boutique Art Collection
Located directly next door to the country’s most important contemporary art gallery and within walking distance of several other prominent Lima galleries, Arts Boutique Hotel B has a strong connection to Peru’s art scene. The house itself is a piece of art, with its ornate facade, high ceilings, and mosaic tiled floors, all of which have been painstakingly restored. The hotel also boasts its own collection of contemporary and traditional Peruvian and Latin American art, which is tastefully displayed in each and every corner of the historic mansion. In fact, Lucia de la Puente, of the connected namesake gallery next door, handpicked the collection, carefully placing each piece and yielding a layout that is described as “a classic traditional feeling with modern accent.”
Private visit to Hotel B’s Art collection
Following up to our initial sneak peek of Lima’s hottest new hotel, members of the Aracari team visited the hotel for a private viewing of their art collection with Lucia de la Puente as well as Aracari specialist guide John Alfredo Davis. Representing the diversity of the city, the hotel carries the pulse of Lima on its walls and its shelves, in its guest rooms, lining its stairwells, and even in its public bathrooms. The moment you walk into the door, you are greeted by a modern and pronounced sculpture of a woman, the first hint at what to expect throughout the rest of the property. Continue into La Sala, the hotel’s main reception room, with modern works covering the spot-lit walls including a phallic marble sculpture, abstract paintings, and elegant vases. A few steps away and you are sitting at a sumptuous copper bar, sipping your hand-crafted cocktail and gazing at a massive José Tola painting, a piece that fits the grand room perfectly and oddly represents the scene. Adjacent to the bar and lobby is the library, decorated with books, photographs,maps, and various, timeless trinkets, reminiscent of an old-school explorer’s club. Continue upstairs to the second floor lounge and have a seat on the furniture, which in themselves are wonderful works of art. These walls are especially multifarious, showcasing a variety of pieces including magnificent photos of the mansion taken prior to restoration, traditionally-influenced Moche style pottery, and a giant warped metal, fluorescent wall-hanging sculpture. And the artwork doesn’t stop here. Suffice to say, the connection to the arts permeates throughout the entire hotel.