The old-fashioned charm of Quito survives, in part, because the Ecuadorean capital remains somewhat off the tourist radar. The new Le Parc Hotel is a pioneer on the scene. Quito’s first proper boutique hotel, rising twelve stories and containing 30 executive suites, is a model of sleek urban design and European-style comfort.
Take just one peek into the ultra-contemporary lobby and you’ll feel like you’re not in Ecuador anymore, for better or worse: gothic chandeliers, asymmetrical chaises in white leather and zebra prints, conceptual art pieces, a minimalist (and horizontal) gas fireplace, red shag rugs on glossy hardwood floors, and a cocktail bar so slick it looks like it belongs on the cover of a men’s fashion magazine. Glass, stone, earth tones and stark shades of black, white, and silver continue throughout the suites. Each of the individually decorated guest rooms comes with floor-to-ceiling windows, flatscreen TVs, L’Occitane amenities, and free wifi; some feature futuristic in-room soaking tubs with views over the city.
The dramatically trendy black-and-white interior may seem a little cold during the continental breakfast, but the atmosphere works well later in the day when guests sample South American fusion cuisine at Blu, the hotel’s restaurant, and congregate for cocktails in the cool lobby bar or on the rooftop terrace. A small gym and spa round out the Euro-style boutique offerings at the stylish Le Parc, located around the corner from the Quito’s financial district and the national soccer stadium.
N34 - 349 E Irlanda, Quito
593 2 2276800