News directly from Cafe Cultura
Just a quick note to say hello and to inform you about the latest developments at Café Cultura.
Operating since 1993, Café Cultura was the first boutique hotel founded in Ecuador. Ever since opening it has been ahead of its time, setting the trend. Its uniqueness features in Samantha Brown’s Passport to Latin America, a half hour TV show currently running on the Travel Channel, part of the Discovery Network.
In our continuous effort to improve and reinvent ourselves, we are creating a new home for our beloved Café Cultura. Just a few blocks from our present location the perfect spot for a boutique hotel exists. Surrounded by listed buildings, the house that we recently acquired won the city’s architectural prize in 1937 and is also a UNESCO world heritage site.
The property features a manor house that incorporates Art Deco and Republican architectural styles. The magnificent interiors are bursting with the glamour of that golden era. This was simply a lifetime opportunity that we couldn’t possibly afford to miss, so we took on the challenge and we are currently restoring the house back to its former glory.
Business goes on as usual at our well known current address where we will be operating from until February 2010. In the new location, the hotel will offer a second to none array of social areas. The impressive wood paneled library with its extensive collection of books has a splendid fireplace and a wonderful crystal chandelier, original features of the house. The restaurant incorporates several cosy dining areas, the most comfortable and perfect place to enjoy the traditional culinary delights that Café Cultura is famous for. A well stocked wine cellar guarantees that the overall experience will be a memorable one.
The roof garden of the house presented a perfect canvas for us to design and incorporate a spa that offers the latest techniques and treatments, a state of the art bar and one of our suites, all with private terraces and enjoying a pristine view across the heart of Quito.
Since we really treat our clients as friends, we made a point of designing the most spacious, elegant and comfortable suites, the average size of each one will be 40m2 with the exception of the Cultura Suite which will be around 90m2.
We would like to kindly invite you to visit http://www.cafecultura.com/new_project where you will find plenty of photos, a 3D presentation and coming soon a video of the work in progress.