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Hy­att Cen­tric San Isidro Lima, Peru

BACK­GROUND Hy­att Cen­tric is a new brand from Hy­att de­signed to be a cen­tral part of the neigh­bor­hood and con­nect guests with the lo­cal scene. Most no­table is Isidro Bistró Limeño, its gourmet bistro owned by a restau­rant group with sev­eral of the city’s best eater­ies.

WHERE IS IT? San Isidro is known as a high-end diplo­matic, res­i­den­tial, and busi­ness area, which is what makes this prop­erty ideal for con­fer­ences and events. It is within walk­ing dis­tance of en­ter­tain­ment, shop­ping and din­ing.

W H AT ’ S IT LIKE? Lined with win­dows, the bright and con­tem­po­rary lobby is kit­ted out with comfy leather fur­nish­ings, re­gional sculp­tures and art­work, and trendy light fix­tures. There is plenty of shared work space through­out the lobby with con­ve­nient power out­lets and ex­cel­lent wire­less In­ter­net.

ROOMS The 254 rooms and suites show one of four dé­cor pat­terns fea­tur­ing pre-Colom­bian de­signs or mod­ern in­ter­pre­ta­tions of the fa­mous Nazca Lines and Machu Pic­chu. All have large din­ing ta­bles that dou­ble as desks, cozy so­fas, and over­sized king or paired queen beds with thick du­vets and pil­lows. Cord­less phones and power and USB ports are avail­able bed­side. In­di­vid­ual routers in each room en­sure that wire­less In­ter­net is light­ning fast. Bright bath­rooms come with sa­lon-grade hairdry­ers, all-nat­u­ral BeeKind toi­letries, and pow­er­ful rain show­ers clev­erly de­signed with con­trols to the side so you don’t get drenched when turn­ing on the wa­ter. Each floor has one room with a bal­cony and a snazzy ju­nior suite.

FOOD AND DRINK Bistró Limeño is the trendy bistro serv­ing Peru­vian cui­sine with a twist, in­clud­ing an ex­ten­sive break­fast buf­fet. Fa­vorites from the lunch and din­ner menu are the quinoa salad, lomo saltado (mar­i­nated beef ), and a va­ri­ety of fresh ce­viche. The mar­ble-topped bar, billed as the long­est in Lima, is a hot spot come sun­set when guests gather on the ter­race or in­doors. There’s also a grab-and-go cof­fee and deli spot plus a dra­matic rooftop bar.

MEET­INGS The full-ser­vice lifestyle ho­tel has nine meet­ing rooms with the lat­est au­dio­vi­sual equip­ment, out­door gath­er­ing spa­ces, a mo­bile app for guests to con­nect with staff, and air­port flight in­for­ma­tion on the room TV sys­tems.

LEISURE The rooftop swim­ming pool seems to drip over the edge of the build­ing with views of the city, sim­i­lar to those found in the LifeFit­ness-equipped work­out room. Each ma­chine is equipped with TVs and head­phones, and a re­frig­er­a­tor stocks chilled bot­tled wa­ter.

VER­DICT Hy­att Cen­tric fills the gap in Lima for a de­signer bou­tique ho­tel that caters to both busi­ness trav­el­ers and week­enders look­ing for a hip place to slum­ber.

Hy­att Cen­tric is de­signed to con­nect guests with the lo­cal scene

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