Discover the historic center of Quito from our terrace, which provides a breathtaking 270-degree view of the surroundings. It is a truly privileged place to contemplate the city’s churches and convents, its squares, and the places where daily life occurs. Here, in the heart of the Andes Mountains, you can retrace the colonial, republican, and contemporary periods of the capital’s history. You can also admire the spectacular panorama of the mountainous environment featuring the “Avenue of the Volcanoes” and some of the most beautiful peaks in the Andes. On a clear day, you will even have the chance to see Cayambe, the only volcano on the equator that is covered with snow.
Step back in time to explore our historic mansion, which was once home to one of the city's most prestigious families. We will show you how life was lived in its exquisite rooms, and how its history is closely linked to that of the city. Of course, we will also reveal some of the legends, anecdotes, and gossip surrounding the family. During this exploration, you will also discover the extent of the work that went into transforming the mansion into a hotel.
A walking tour of the historic heart of Quito at nightfall is a truly unique experience. During this memorable walk, we will share with you the legends, history, and tales concerning this fascinating neighborhood. On your stroll through the streets, an expert city guide will help you appreciate and admire the beautiful building façades and mansions before heading to the sumptuous and delightfully lively Plaza Grande.
Most people don’t know that all the finesse that goes into making delicious chocolate originated in Ecuador. More importantly, they are unaware that the country now produces some of the most amazing and appetizing varieties in the world. During this experience in the company of the hotel concierge, we will have you taste a cup of traditional hot chocolate, Quito-style. This consists of adding fresh cheese to this exquisite drink, along with various fine chocolates from the Amazon. A definitely scrumptious gourmet moment!
Join us for an unforgettable cooking class. We will share our knowledge of Ecuador’s incredibly diverse ingredients and reveal fascinating culinary traditions to you. Together we will prepare two of the most typical Ecuadorian dishes: shrimp ceviche and Encocado de Pescado in coconut sauce. Delicious moments are in the offing!
Benefit from a gentle and relaxing massage during a delightfully unforgettable hour-long session Experience an optimal moment of relaxation to relieve jet lag and stress. This massage helps you to regain balance after a day of exploring the region and restore the harmony between your body and mind.