Lima, Peru’s Hottest New Property: The AC Hotel Lima Miraflores

AC Hotel Lima Miraflores

AC Hotel Lima Miraflores

Peru’s capital Lima has been undergoing a renaissance in the last few years. Once seen as a can’t-be-avoided pit stop on the way to Machu Picchu, the revitalized city is now an attraction in its own right thanks to a world-class food scene, fascinating sites and a bevy of hip new hotels. Just opened in April of 2019, the hotel generating the most recent buzz is the AC Hotel Lima Miraflores. Here are three main reasons the AC Hotel Lima Miraflores is such a hot property.

Lobby at AC Hotel Lima Miraflores

AC Hotel Lima Miraflores

The Hotel

AC Hotels by Marriott is a design-forward hotel brand founded by famed European hotelier Antonio Catalan in 1998. Contemporary and stylish, AC properties prioritize the essentials, with a beautiful but functional design that best meets the needs of the guests and highlights the assets of their location. With its understated but modern aesthetic, attention to detail, prime location and dining options (including a cute but streamlined takeaway deli in the lobby for guests on the go), this “elegant essentials” philosophy is evident at the AC Hotel Lima Miraflores.

Rooms at the AC Hotel Lima Miraflores

AC Hotel Lima Miraflores

The chic lobby is pared down to essentials with friendly, knowledgeable staff who get you checked-in quickly and are happy to offer advice on what to see and do in Lima. The minimalist yet warm rooms offer stunning city or ocean views and feature everything guests would need to make a stay in Lima more enjoyable, including flat-screen TVs, rainfall showers and free Wi-Fi. The bathroom amenities are also worth noting. The AC Hotel brand teamed up with KORRES, a bespoke Greek natural skincare line, to provide custom-made, nature-forward bath products.

AC Lounge

AC Hotel Lima Miraflores

The Restaurants

AC Kitchen

AC Hotel Lima Miraflores

AC Kitchen, which is open for breakfast, serves European-inspired dishes. The carefully curated breakfast buffet features fresh-made croissants, a variety of cheeses, chorizo, slice-your-own prosciutto and plenty of a la carte egg options.

Arroz meloso

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Come midday, AC Kitchen transforms into the sleek Saladero restaurant. Offering a creative fusion of Peruvian and European cuisine, the seafood dishes are especially good (the rich and flavorful arroz meloso is a standout). For dessert, do yourself a favor and order the served-warm-with-ice-cream tarte tartin. Afterwards, why not relive your day’s adventures over a pisco sour (or two) at the welcoming and comfortable AC Lounge.

Insumo Rooftop

AC Hotel Lima Miraflores

If you’re looking for a casual meal and hand-crafted cocktails, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better rooftop spot anywhere in the city than Insumo Rooftop. AC Hotel Lima Miraflores lays claim to the city’s only rooftop restaurant overlooking the ocean. Better yet, you can take in spectacular sunset views as parasailers float by just a few feet away.

LIMA, PERU – FEBRUARY 22: Miraflores on February 22, 2019 in Lima Peru. (Photo by Santi … [+] Visalli/Getty Images)

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The Location

While there’s plenty to love about the AC Hotel Lima Miraflores, one of its prime assets is undoubtedly its waterfront location. Set in the upscale and bustling Miraflores district along El Malecón—a 6-mile long, cliff-top, park-filled promenade—the property has some of the most breathtaking ocean views in Lima.

Barranco neighborhood

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Its ocean-side setting is just part of its charm. As well as a large selection of restaurants and bars, the Miraflores district has some of the best shopping in the city, including the nearby high-end mall Larcomar. The Museum of Contemporary Art, the artsy, hip Barranco neighborhood and the incredible Huaca Pucllana ruins are all within walking distance. The hotel staff is very knowledgeable about the area, so don’t be shy and feel free to ask for any recommendations.

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