Most travelers will enter or depart Peru via Lima’s international airport. Lima is a big and sprawling place, and many travelers choose to head quickly to other destinations. However, Lima does have its charms, especially after you understand the Peruvian mentality and panoply of influences that are present here. In Lima you can visit a 16th-century cathedral and convent, tour a colonial mansion, and explore an archeological museum. There are also tons of delectable restaurants to sample.
El Pardo DoubleTree is centrally located within Lima’s Miraflores district; the Jorge Chávez International Airport is about a 30-minute drive from here. Upon entering the art-adorned lobby of El Pardo, you’ll be greeted with chocolate chip cookies and a warm welcome.
The hotel’s guest rooms are clean and comfortable. All feature a desk with an ergonomic chair (which makes it easy to focus and do work), as well as a flat-screen cable TV with over 80 channels, including ESPN and CNN. The private bathrooms have hot water showers and a hairdryer. Other standard amenities include a mini-bar, coffee maker, air conditioning, iron/ironing board, and free Wi-Fi. The junior suites are larger and feature whirlpool bathtubs and access to the Executive Lounge.
Work out on your own schedule at the Millennium Sports Club, which features modern cardio equipment and free weights that allow you to create a customized fitness routine. You can swim laps in the 11th floor pool and enjoy spectacular views of Lima from the sundeck. If you’re feeling up to it, you might even challenge friends or colleagues to a game of squash.
Peruvian, international and vegetarian food can be enjoyed at the hotel’s two restaurants. Enjoy relaxed surroundings and fresh seafood at the Zuma Grill, or dive into Peruvian cuisine at Junius’ Restaurant. Breakfast is served daily at Junius and includes a full American buffet breakfast in addition to á la carte offerings. An extensive wine list complements local delicacies like ceviche and “Tacu Tacu” beef. Some nights the restaurants host folkloric shows that include live Peruvian music and Andean dancing.
It’s easy to hold events at El Pardo. The boardrooms are great for meetings, and there is a larger ballroom that can hold up to 400 guests. Guests can polish up their presentations at the 24-hour business center, which includes a photocopier, printer, fax machine, and computer with Internet access.