|One of Hilton’s properties in Peru, the Doubletree Guest Suites in Paracas. (Photo: Living in Peru archive)|
Construction of a Doubletree by Hilton hotel in the city of Cusco will start next year and will require an investment of approximately $50 million, reported Inversiones Brade, operator in Peru of the franchise of Hilton Hotels Corporation.
The investment has an area of â€‹â€‹6,000 square meters located on the slope of Santa Ana, four blocks from the Plaza de Armas of Cusco, Andina reports.
"So far we have not developed this project because in the last 16 months Cusco showed some uneasiness – elections, natural disasters – which has obviously created a detraction from tourism," said the president of Inversiones Brade, Ricardo Bracale.
He recalled that after six years of proceedings, the company achieved a municipal permit to build the hotel, which will have 120 five-star rooms.
"However, before consolidating this investment we plan to build a 120-room extended stay, suite hotel in Lima for purely corporate visitors," he said.
He explained that the new property is located in the Miraflores district alongside the Doubletree El Pardo Hotel.
"A lot of corporate hires are coming to Peru and are demanding stays of 15 days, a month or month and a half until they get an apartment, and our offer will serve this need," he said.
Bracale estimated investment for this hotel will be around $20 million and will open in 12 months. Inversiones Brade, owner of the Doubletree El Pardo Hotel, also operates the five-star resort Doubletree Guest Suites by Hilton in Paracas.
Hilton Hotels Corporation is a leading hotel chain worldwide with over 2,900 hotels and 480 thousand rooms in 76 countries.