Andean Wings masterfully balances function and aesthetics to create a stylish option for travellers in Cusco, blending old colonial style with ideas of contemporary design.

Just over two blocks away from Cusco’s Main Square, this charming and majestic hotel is located in a restored colonial house with over three hundred years of history. It provides comfort, retaining boutique charm and character, full of simple and luxurious pleasures.  Colour flows through the interiors in aplomb, representing the vibrant colours of the Andes in a tasteful and tempered manner.

Every one of the sixteen rooms has its own unique style, offering different themes and settings to match different personalities and purposes. For example, the Illary Suite, “Illary meaning “dawn” in Quecha, focuses on bringing warmth and comfort into the space. With high ceilings, carved tables, a modern jacuzzi tub and soft neutral tones, this room emphasizes the use of light and color in relation to relaxation and mood. All rooms are equipped with LCD, cable TV, heater, minibar, safe deposit box, Wi-Fi, bathrobes and other standard amenities.

Mandela’s Restaurant, Tapas & Bar is also a treat with a cuisine created to delight the most discerning palates. Guests can enjoy a selection of Peruvian favourites fused with the highest international culinary technique in the delightful dining room, a 16th-century colonial courtyard. Andean Wings take pride in an exquisite lomo saltado and are famous for their grilled trout accompanied with yellow pepper risotto. The colonial bar crafts all manner of cocktails, including the unique, refreshing and very Cuzqueñan, Tic’a Pukalla’c.

For further relaxation, the Six Pumas Pasaypa spa provides holistic treatments personalised to the needs of each guest. It is built with the four elements in mind: Earth, Water, Fire and Wind. All spa products are natural and locally made, using traditional healing plants and extracts from the Amazon jungle and Andean mountains. These treatments can be enjoyed separately or combined to the taste of the guest.

Andean Wings rarely fails to impress its guests; Lucy Liu stayed there and she loved it.