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History
The Hotel Plaza Grande is located in what was originally the home of Juan Díaz de Hidalgo, one of the Spanish conquerors who founded the city of Quito at the beginning of the sixteenth century. He was later appointed Quito's first judge. His mansion later became one of the Quito's first hotels.

This legendary building possesses an eclectic and neoclassical architecture, and a compact structure that broke with the homogeneous colonial homes of the historic center. Previously known as the Majestic Hotel, its doors first opened in 1943.

The hotel was renowned for its elegance, music and color, delighting thousands of guests and becoming one of the biggest attractions of the era.

The hotel closed its doors, but the building remained in service, first as a bank and then as administrative offices for the municipality of Quito.

In 2005, however, the building caught the attention of a group of hoteliers, who began an investment to restore the old hotel to its former glory. Today, the boutique Hotel Plaza Grande is Quito's finest hotel. Let it be the starting point for your Ecuador tour.

Suites
Delight in the images seen through your windows, which will transport you to legendary eras.

Plaza Grande Quito's suites have been thoughtfully designed and decorated for your total well-being.

Hotel Plaza Grande has 15 suites, furnished with pieces in noble woods and following standards of the Spanish colonial era. The suites combine the flavor of long-ago times with every detail that a modern five-star hotel could require.

Royal Suite:
The hotel features eleven double and single Royal Suites, each of which has been outfitted with tasteful décor and fine linens for an unforgettable visit.

Plaza View Suite:
Our three Plaza Suites feature an incomparable view of the Plaza de Independencia Square, the Panecillo hill, Cathedral and Presidential Palace that will take you back centuries.

Presidential Suite:
The Presidential Suite in the Plaza Grande offers the best in luxury accommodation. It features a lounge, a dining room and kitchen, and a bedroom with three balconies overlooking the plaza. It also has independent climate control and two televisions. The stunning view of the Plaza de Independencia will take you back in time.

SUITES' FACILITIES

- Fire control system
- Smoke detectors and sprinklers
- Safety boxes
- Noise-reducing windows
- Air Conditioning/individual climate control
- 110v and 220v electrical outlets
- Wireless internet
- Color Tv with cable service
- Minibar
- Jacuzzi
- Hair Driers
- Exclusive Plaza Grande bedding (anti-allergic pillows, blankets and feather comforters)

Dining
The hotel menus benefit from careful attention to every detail of taste and presentation. Enjoy national and international specialties in each of the three restaurants, which offer an exquisite gastronomic experience in the center of the city.

Choose between your favorite cocktail and local specialties, or delight your palate with a wine selected specifically for you by the sommelier in the wine cellar or in one of our two other bars.

La Belle Epoque
Enjoy the most stunning panoramic view that the Historic Center has to offer. La Belle Epoque offers gourmet fusion food, an intimate atmosphere, and impeccable service for breakfast and lunch.
It is also the perfect place for enjoying dinner in a warm, elegant setting, while you watch Quito and its history from the windows and balconies.

You can also enjoy the exclusivity of our private dining room.

Capacity:

52 persons in the restaurant
10 in the private dining room

Hours:
5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

- Breakfast
- Lunch
- Dinner

Cafe Plaza Grande
This restaurant is dedicated to the pleasures of the traditional Ecuadorian cuisine, offering selections from every region, accompanied by traditional music and colors of the country.

Capacity:
46 persons

Hours:
7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

El Claustro Wine Cellar


Find fine wines, specialty cocktails, the best creative cuisine and live music in our wine cellar.

Capacity:
52 persons

Hours:
Wednesday to Sunday 20:00 - 24:00

Spa
Discover the variety of the menu of services, including facials and therapies, and enjoy the complete care of your body in the absolute privacy of the treatment room.

The management of human and natural energies has existed since the days of the great indigenous cultures and our ancestors. The hotel has rescued this knowledge and its secrets to purify your body and mind. Here in the middle of the world, the clinicians pay attention to every detail in order to bring these techniques together in the perfect equilibrium of energy.

Carriage Rides
Hotel Plaza Grande offers tours of the historic center in horse-drawn carriages, so that you can get to know and appreciate the city by moonlight.

Since their beginnings carriages were used to transport people and help expedite travel time. Today, this horse-drawn "transportation" recreates a golden era in the historic center of Quito.
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