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About Us

About Us

Andean Wings Boutique Hotel is the premier accommodation in Cusco, situated two blocks from the Plaza de Armas in the heart of the ancient city. This fully restored, sixteenth century colonial gem blends style, luxury, comfort and an unforgettable experience, with five-star amenities and unrivalled personalized service.

Our seventeen rooms and suites are uniquely styled with local antiques and original art works (all available for purchase) offering modern comforts like decadent Jacuzzi bathtubs.

Our mission is to ensure both our guests and employees feel at home, making every moment you spend with us, unforgettable.


The house

The Andean Wings Boutique Hotel house, located on Calle Siete Cuartones and Calle Santa Teres (also known as Calle del Teatro o de la Comedia or the Street of the Theatre of Comedies – after the first theatre in Cusco to which it played home) was historically an important and imposing manor home of the city.

The property and the adjoining Casa de los Seis Pumas (House of the Six Pumas – and the namesake of our health spa) belonged to Don Pedro López de Cazalla, a leading character in the colonial aristocracy and Lord Mayor and Chief Notary of the then recently rebuilt Spanish city of Cusco.

In 1604, the property was sold to Don Fernando de Salas y Valdez, an important dignitary within the ruling Cusco aristocracy. As heir to House of Salas y Valdez, he amassed many riches and extensive landholdings during his lifetime. Following his death, the property was passed on to Don Diego de Vargas Carvajal who functioned as Tutor and Administrator of Assets and Real Estate.

In the 18th century, the same Salas y Valdez family, headed by the owner and eldest heir General Jose Valdez y Peralta, succeeded the title of Counts of Peralta, further establishing them within the Cusco aristocracy.

 

 

 

In the waning years of the Colonial Era, the home was occupied by one of the most distinguished hostesses in Cusco – Doña María Ignacia de Peralta y Valdez and husband, Don Felipe de Lizarazu, the Conde de la Casa de la Moneda (Count of the House of Currency). There are many accounts from visiting 19th century travellers of gatherings and soirées attended in the home of the Counts of Peralta.

In the 1950, the now hotel suffered severe seismic damage in the great earthquake of that year. The owners remained at the property and constructed a “conventillo” or communal residence on the thin strip of land that stood at the back of the building, where they settled with their belongings.

In 1993, the ancient rambling manor at Calle Siete Cuartones became the property of religious assistance organization – Los Siervos de los Pobres del Tercer Mundo (Servants of the Poor of the Third World) and was run as a home for the needy.

In 2009 the home was bought by Andean Wings and was restored and remodelled to its current glory.