Par Excellence: Hotel Hilton Colón
In a city of views, many hotels vie for the title of ‘best location with the best view of the city’. The Hilton Colón is definitely amid the contenders.
The hotel occupies a privileged location at the southern end of La Mariscal neighborhood, the capital’s main tourist district. It’s a stone’s throw from the Casa de la Cultura complex, a hop from the Mercado Artesanal craft market, a short walk from high-end craft stores, and easy to reach from any point in the city. But, above all, it’s located in front of El Ejido Park. This urban park, which teems with families, souvenir stalls, artists and buskers, grants the hotel uninterrupted views south towards the Old Town, truly magical at dusk.
The hotel’s founders knew the importance of location when they created the capital’s flagship hotel back in 1965. And its subsequent managers have maintained the same canny eye for what makes a hotel special and memorable. Today regarded as the grande dame of Quito’s upscale hotels, the Hilton Colón remains at the head of the pack with its zeal for renewing and re-inventing itself, constantly seeking to improve its services while exceeding its guests’ expectations.
In 2009, the hotel inaugurated a brand new tower, La Pinta, with a boutique hotel concept arrayed across 42 Executive Suites of 60 and 90 m². Meanwhile, its restaurants are at the forefront of culinary life in Quito, ranging from Kioto Sushi with its tranquil inner patio, the landmark Café Colón, or the ever-fresh and tasty bakery-café-restaurant, Sal y Pimienta.
The Hilton is renowned as the host of some of the largest and most important events in the capital. Its 23 versatile salons can welcome up to 900 people. Building on its culinary reputation, it has also developed an exclusive catering product called “Elite events by Hilton” capable of serving exquisite gourmet dishes for up to 2,000 invitees at special events across the country.
With its emphasis on investing in the city and its people, in 2012 the hotel obtained the SmartVoyager certification for the social and environmental best practices it has implemented across the board.
With the quality assurance of the Hilton chain, the passion of its staff and its wonderful location, it’s little wonder the Hilton Colón is the capital’s modern hotel par excellence.
HOTEL HILTON COLÓN
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