Hilton recently announced the grand opening of their brand new Hilton Lima Miraflores, which began operation just this week, so yesterday we took the opportunity to visit the hotel to check it out.
The grandeur of the lobby, with its extravagant crystal chandelier (imported from the Czech Republic) hanging from the ceiling, the big, bold colors and geometric designs, and the luxurious marble floors, were complemented by a warm greeting from the staff as we walked through the glass doors. Interior design genius Roberto Caparra, who also designed the beautiful and opulent Luxury Collection Tambo del Inca and Luxury Collection Paracas, chose gold, black, and iridescent colors to feature in the entrance and throughout the hotel, creating a lavish yet inviting design. The main lobby, with colorful and oversized furniture (that is as comfortable as it looks!), bright and exotic floral arrangements, and a small bar and lounge where guests can sit, relax, and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, were also a pleasant welcoming and a good first impression to the newest addition to Lima’s luxury hotel scene.
After exploring the lobby and the meeting and banquet rooms, we ventured upstairs to see a few of the 207 total accommodations offered by the hotel. Split into different categories including Standard, Deluxe, and Executive rooms as well as Suites, all rooms are sophisticated and modern and feature Hilton Serenity beds and linens imported from the United States, high-definition TV’s integrated into the wall to save room space, wireless internet access, and luxurious marble bathrooms with exclusive toiletries that incorporate Peruvian ingredients like the Amazon super-fruit camu camu. Deluxe rooms offer additional amenities such as a complimentary shoeshine service and iPod docks while Executive rooms feature excellent views and access to the sleek rooftop lounge, which offers guests a place to relax with a view overlooking the city and an assortment of snacks offered throughout the day. The spacious suites have living rooms and work desks and are accentuated by beautiful wood floors, a nice touch and something we have not seen in many hotels.
The hotel strives to deliver comfort and class that meet the Hilton standard while incorporating touches of Peruvian design and culture. Peru’s magnificent mountains are celebrated and assigned to the ballroom and conference rooms, and the celosías patterns reminiscent of the design of colonial balconies throughout Lima are visible in the carpets, headboards, and artwork throughout.
One of the highlights of the hotel for us was the 10th floor deck with two jacuzzis, a heated infinity pool, and large lounge chairs overlooking the city with spectacular views of coast, the perfect spot to relax and enjoy Lima’s picturesque sunsets. Guests also have access to the state-of-the-art gym with various aerobic machines, free weights, and other workout equipment.
Guests staying at the hotel can enjoy meals at the hotel’s restaurant which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and offers Peruvian-American cuisine in a comfortable setting. The hotel’s bar opens up to an outdoor terrace giving guests somewhere to unwind and soak in some of Lima’s summer sunshine. In addition, the hotel is conveniently located in an upscale, residential area of Lima’s Miraflores district, situated minutes away from everything Miraflores has to offer (including some of Lima’s hottest new restaurants including Amaz, Ache, and Los Bachiche – all excellent dining options), as well as a short walk from the bohemian district of Barranco.
Stay tuned for more information about the Hilton Lima Miraflores as well as other hotel openings in Peru including the hotly-anticipated Hotel B in Barranco.