San Isidro Financial District
Declared as a Peruvian Cultural Monument, Country Club Lima Hotel is city’s second oldest hotel behind the Gran Bolivar and is adorned with 300 pieces of original Spanish artwork from the San Pedro de Osma Museum. On May 26th, 1925 this former mansion was designed as a foundation for Club Owners to meet and discuss planning of urbanizing the San Isidro Financial District over a span of 1,300,000 square meters acquired at 53 cents a square meter. The word quickly got out and several other clubs wanted to get in on the action, as a result Lima Country Club decided to charge an admission fee of 25 Peruvian pounds for others to use their facilities. It quickly became one of Lima’s most popular organizations, attracting people of great wealth from far and wide.
Elite Country Club to Luxury Hotel
From the 1920’s until the mid-1970’s, the Country Club was at the top of the list for Lima’s government officials, celebrities, artists, and musicians from around the world. Such guests who enjoyed spending their time here were the Duke of Windsor and his wife, the French President Charles de Gaulle, actress Ava Gardner, and many more. In 1996 Los Portales Hotels acquired the building with help from other corporations with a multi-million investment to restore and maintain its original structure. Recent renovations were made once again to recover deteriorating original architectural elements among the building. Now, it is one of Peru’s most luxurious hotels and obtains it’s original, elegant harmony.
Lima “The City of Kings”
While many travelers who visit Peru are seeking to reach Machu Picchu and learn about the Inca culture, it is important to gain an understanding of the Limeño Spanish culture before heading out to the highlands. Country Club Hotel Lima allows guests to live like a celebrity and dive into the modern Spanish influence of Peru in Lima “the City of Kings.”