All the major structural work on Palacio Nazarenas is now more or less complete. A ventilation system is set up to pipe oxygen into guest suites to combat altitude sickness and we’ve installed under-floor heating beneath the Peruvian travertine marble floors. Archaeological finds such as ancient paths, water channels and colonial fountains are already restored. It’s been quite a feat to do this without disturbing the original, historic building.
So now we’re focusing on the details. We are restoring some of the original doors and windows and they will be placed in public areas such as treatment rooms in the spa.
We’ve spent months working out exactly how guests will use furniture such as mini bars, bedside tables and seating. We’ve tested innumerable chairs to find designs representative of Peru yet ideally suited to guests’ needs.
Local artisans are now hard at work. New pieces of furniture are being handcrafted in Peru especially for the hotel. More than 90 percent of our workforce is local and when the hotel’s doors open we want them all to be proud of what they’ve achieved.