Venue Reporter

Hotel B : Lima, Peru
Cortnie Fausner
REPORT
No. 1333
VENUE:
Hotel B
LOCATION:
Lima, Peru
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Historic Building
Bohemian Gatsby
Historic
REPORTER: Cortnie Fausner

The Report

New Venue Alert! Welcome to Hotel B, a historic national monument and restored mansion reflecting the glamour of the 20's. This arts-boutique hotel is in the heart of a bohemian revival neighborhood surrounded by art galleries and only blocks from the Pacific ocean. The hotel houses it's own art collection and is directly linked to the Lucia de la Puente Gallery. The House is a pristine example of a Belle Époque mansion, originally constructed in 1914 and built as a summer seaside retreat. Thus it captures the celebratory spirit of the 1920s. So Gatsby lovers rejoice, because this venue is for you!

The team who reconstructed the property was composed of sculptors from the Fine Arts Academy and a team of carpenters led by an Italian master woodcrafter. The project is considered a trademark of restoration by the INC (Peru ́s Historic Building Society). The interior has the feeling of restored Grand Dame with a cheeky twist, integrating vintage and designer furniture with a unique art collection. The hotel is set with soft seaside colors, grand windows, and tall ceilings.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION:  Hotel B  in a neighborhood that is in a protected historic area, chock full of historic homes, boutiques, restaurants, museums and galleries. So both bohemian and beach bum guests alike will appreciate this venue setting.

HOW WILL MY GUESTS GET HERE? Hotel B is 40 minutes from Lima's international airport, and close to Miraflores, the Financial Center, & Historic Downtown.

CELEBRATION CAPACITY: 130
ACCOMMODATIONS: 17 Rooms
HIGH SEASON: August & December
FOOD SERVICE: Onsite
BAR SERVICE: Onsite
VIEWS: Garden & Historical Building
ESTABLISHED IN: 2013
VENUE SPACES: 3
DECOR: Gatsby Glamour

THE SCOOP

Hotel B is ideal for couples or party throwers who are art lovers. The historic mansion is also the perfect setting for intimate events and honeymoons, and is one of the hotspots for the locals of Lima to host their weddings. It is a magnificent manor which provides  glamorous surroundings for weddings, social events & dinner parties. Many brides come to the hotel and use it as a backdrop for photos because it is full of art pieces and stunning eclectic retro furniture.

SIP, SAVOR, & SOCIALIZE: The maximum bed occupancy for Hotel B is about 35 guests. Buyouts are recommended so you can truly party Gatsby style. If you opt for a buyout you can accommodate up to 130 guests at hotel for an event. It would almost be as if you were hosting a soiree at your own private manor, and would be able to utilize all of the common areas of the mansion.

VENUE SPACES:  1. The Library (La Biblioteca) & Patio houses a collection of Peruvian maps, paintings, prints, books and other paraphernalia to promote the idea of exploration. There is a large communal table and sitting area. It opens to an enclosed central patio with abundant greenery. This venue can accommodate a maximum of 25 guests.  2. El Comedor/Restaurant & Bar is a classic. The Grand Room is decorated to recall the bohemian cafes and houses stunning pieces of modern art. The bar boasts an educated selection of South American wines, Peruvian Piscos and fresh seafood. Maximum capacity is 50 guests.  3. The Sundowner Deck will be opening soon and is a private outdoor lounge on the rooftop overlooking the neighborhood and the Pacific. 4. For a separate setting you can rent out the adjoining Lucia de la Puente Gallery. Admire contemporary art or host a private dinner here. The contemporary art gallery adjacent to the hotel is available for private events or exclusive guest dinners catered by El Comedor.

Perfect for:

  • birthday party
  • dinner party
  • holiday party
  • social event
  • wedding reception

BONUS

PILLOW TALK: Every room in Hotel B  houses unique art pieces which are all completely unique. The property is actually a museum, art gallery and a historic building protected by law. The service is completely personalized and as a guest you will receive special treatment, chocolates, a set of poems that talk about the sea, exploration, and culture all wrapped up in one hotel. The hotel rates include the use of wifi, buffet breakfast, local calls and tea time (a Peruvian style brunch, fusion of British tea time and Peruvian "Lonchecito").

STYLE FOR YOUR SETTING

1. Surprise guests with gifts in their rooms that Gatsby himself would be proud of. The 20's were all about opulence so treat your guests to a gold box full of champagne, snacks and a welcome message (via Coral Pheasant.2. Set the tone for your roaring 20's inspired fete to come with these gold letterpress invitations by Tartine Paperie. 3. Set the table with vintage Art Deco bonbonniere and liquor glasses. The Bonbonniere was meant to keep sweets or candy and in the 1920s. It was set out onto the table the moment it was time to have a small drink. What a fantastic touch this would be on each dining table!

INSIDE SCOOP

Don't miss out on El Lonche/ Peruvian Tea Time at the Hotel. Lonche has been a tradition in Lima since early republican days. Society would gather at the end of the day to play, drink and converse while exchanging their secret recipes. The gathering became important within the political, social and culinary circles; the excuse was to enjoy exquisite nibbles. You will be served a variety of teas, coffee or hot chocolate served with open sandwiches, fresh fruit cuts and typical Lima biscuits.

Calling all contemporary explorers! When you arrive at Hotel B you will receive a glass of bubbly! Yep that's right.. champagne. The hotel will also hook you up with a free guided tours at the gallery next door or the art collection within the hotel itself.

HIGHLIGHT REEL

  • Welcome Champagne & Complimentary Tea Time
  • Complimentary overnight shoe shine
  • For guests staying at the hotel a Peruvian style brunch, fusion of British tea time and Peruvian "Lonchecito"
  • This venue will feel like you are hosting a party at your own private mansion
  • Admire contemporary art or host a private dinner at Lucia de la Puente ́s Art Gallery
  • You can watch the sunset over the Pacific from the Terrace
  • excellent Peruvian cuisine in a light informal presentation with a feeling of Old Lima

AROUND TOWN

Visit the Mario Testino Gallery:

Famous fashion, celeb and Vogue photographer, Mario Testino realized a new project, MATE in July 2012. Located in a beautifully restored 19th century mansion, Mate houses the largest collection of Mario Testino's photographs fulfilling his wish to have his work permanently in his hometown Lima.

Walk across the Bridge of Sighs:

Legend says if you walk across the bridge for the first time without taking a breath your wishes will come true. Story says that a wealthy man's daughter fell in love with a street sweeper & she was forbidden to see him, so would stand in the house & sigh. People walking over the bridge would hear her. (photo Pirwa Hostels)

Walk the Bohemian Streets of Barranco:

Barranco is the Bohemian & cultural district of Lima. On the avenue where the hotel is located sit 4 contemporary art galleries & a theater. The district of Barranco is full of belle-epoque mansions, Victorian houses & Peruvian one-level houses painted in a rainbow of colors (photo via Pirwa Hostels)

VENUE: Hotel B // Photos provided courtesy of Hotel B & The Andean Experience

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