Hotel B Lima
Luxury BOUTIQUE Hotel for
Words & Photo: Sidsel Solmer Eriksen
Hotel B is a 17-bedroom boutique hotel located just two blocks from the Pacific Ocean Coast in the bohemian Barranco district surrounded by galleries, restaurants and bars.
The House a "casona", or colonial mansion, is a pristine example of the 1920’s Belle Époque, originally built as a summer seaside retreat for President Augusto Leguía when Peru was celebrating 100 years of independence and Lima had been transformed for the occasion.
The Arts Boutique Hotel is founded by the two sisters behind the Lucia de la Puente, which is connected to the hotel, where guests can enjoy private viewings, special events and a vital connection to Lima’s emerging art scene. The hotel houses a carefully curated art collection of its own and the interior design is closely linked to the world of the arts: An imaginary owner - dreamt up by the local arquitect Jordi Puig - Florita Trista is a Peruvian aristo art dealer with a passion for travel and a habit of breaking the rules. Hotel B was conceived as Trista's private home, thrown open to display a breath taking collection of contemporary Peruvian art and highlight an exceptional hostess talent: Vases of fresh flowers, tall ceilings, bellboys dressed in crispy white cotton jackets and intentional aromas of jasmine and fig to evoke the senses are all part of the hotel’s glamour.
The library, that offers a complimentary afternoon-tea service, aims to orient guests to their surroundings with a curated collection of Peruvian books and maps, along with prints and paintings. There is also a rooftop sun deck with view of the Pacific to enjoy a traditional pisco sour, and a signature restaurant by chef Oscar Velarde, where guests and the chic locals mingle over drinks and Peruvian cuisine.
Hotel B is a personal paradise for every traveller who wants to indulge in a world of casual luxury in a space that feels as much like an art gallery as a hotel - right in the creative, cosmopolitan heart of Lima.