Peru: Lima hotels sprouting up everywhere

Lima is set to do Peru proud at last as regards hotel rooms, luxury ones at that; the traditional deficit looks set to be remedied over the next 30 months. Projects afoot or planned include the US$12mil remodelling of the hotel formerly known as Cesar's, now run by Casa Andina, and the building of second towers for the hotels Swissotel, Melia and Prince (San Borja), which should be completed in 2008 after joint spending of US$35mil.

Additionally, Colombian group GHL is to open a five-star Sonesta Posadas del Inca in San Isidro next year after investment of US$12mil. It will also remodel its six other hotels at a cost of US$2mil.

The Country Club Hotel too is being remodelled to reach a total of 100 rooms at a cost of US$3mil. France's Accor will inaugurate two hotels in San Isidro and Miraflores respectively next year after investment of US$25mil (using the Novotel and Ibis formats).

Also, Costa del Sol-Ramada has just inaugurated a four-star hotel at Lima's Jorge Chavez airport after spending US$9mil and is now looking for another Lima location; Casa Andina is interested in operating Grupo Sam's Gran Hotel Miraflores; Jonker will construct a five-star hotel at the Centro Aereo Comercial, in front of the airport, too; finally, today, Crowne Plaza, part of the Intercontinental chain, will inaugurate a hotelin Lima after investing US$12mil.

Publication: SABI - Business News
Provider: South American Business Information
Date: August 9, 2007

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