Sonesta Opens Sixth Peru Hotel

Main Photo: The historic centre of Arequipa

Date: February 2019

Location: Arequipa, Peru

Name: The Sonesta Hotel Arequipa

No. of Keys: 110

Seller: TBA

Buyer: Sonesta International Hotels Corp. is expanding its international portfolio with the Sonesta Hotel Arequipa, the brand’s sixth property in Peru.

The new-build hotel has a full-service restaurant, a terrace bar, a business lounge, a gym and a spa. The Sonesta also has two executive meeting rooms.

Arequipa is the colonial-era capital of Peru’s Arequipa Region. The second-most populous and second-most industrialised city in Peru, Arequipa is important to the country’s overall economic growth.

Located 10 minutes from the city’s historic centre, Sonesta Hotel Arequipa is in an exclusive residential area within the First Financial Center.

“We’re excited to further develop the Sonesta brand presence in South America and continue to contribute to the growth of business and tourism of Peru,” Carlos Flores, president/CEO of Sonesta, said in a statement.

The Sonesta Hotel Arequipa is the brand’s 17th hotel in South America, under the management of GHL Hoteles.

Sonesta has 80 properties in seven countries. The extended-stay Sonesta ES Suites brand, managed by Sonesta, has 42 locations across the U.S.

GHL Hoteles, a Latin America hotel operator and brand developer, has a presence in 13 countries, operating nearly 70 hotels.

THPT Comment: 6 in Peru…interesting presence in this small country, mind you 17 in South America. Sonesta go back to the early 1970’s when they owned (opened as Hotel Corporation of America in 1961) London’s Carlton Tower Hotel.

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