Inside the Hotel Libertador Lima
PHOTO: One of the suites at the Hotel Libertador Lima (Courtesy Libertador Hotels, Resorts & Spas)
Lima, the capital of Peru, is known as “Garden City,” even though it’s built in a desert. If you are planning a visit to this South American city, one of its largest, you’ll want to visit Lima’s historic center, the Museo Larco collection of pre-Columbian art and the Museo de la Nación, a museum that traces the history of Peru’s ancient civilizations. Don’t miss the Casa de Aliaga, the oldest spectacular dwelling in the Americas that has been home to the same family for 17 generations.
But to do all that, make your home base the Hotel Libertador Lima, which is located 40 minutes from the airport and only a mile from the beach.
It has a combination of 54 spacious rooms, suites, and suite duplexes, which are each equipped with a kitchen and dining room, living area and bathroom. The rooms range up to 968 square feet and some rooms are accessible.
Once you’re home from your day trip to another popular Lima attraction, Fort Real Felipe, a military building built in the eighteenth century, you should slow down a bit and enjoy a classic pisco sour, the house specialty at El Balcón, the Hotel Libertador Lima’s old world English style bar. The hotel has a picnic area and restaurant for you to enjoy when you’re not out trying all of the decadent Peruvian cuisine, or just kick back in your suite and order some room service.
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If your trip to Lima is all about work and you have to save the play for after the meetings are over, the Hotel Libertador Lima offers the business traveler three conference rooms with a capacity of over 300 people to hold your meeting or special events, such as a cocktail party or conference. The hotel includes complimentary wireless Internet access. A successful meeting depends on the staff and the Hotel Libertador Lima crew is specialized in hosting events, and has audiovisual equipment for your presentation and a wide range of food options for your attendees.
The hotel also includes a health club as well as a spa tub, and a sauna, which you’ll need to relax your muscles after a day of shopping at one of the many fairs and craft centers where you can pick up a few souvenirs to bring home.
Libertador Hotels, which owns the Hotel Libertador Lima as well as hotels in Trujillo, Paracas, Arequipa, Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Lake Titicaca (Puno), has committed to more sustainable business practices. This includes becoming a commercial operation with low carbon emissions, and to consume less water, energy and fuel. In 2014, they achieved a 6 percent reduction in their carbon footprint.
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