The Illa Experience Hotel is located in central Quito, the first UNESCO World Heritage City and the capital of Ecuador. The hotel is focused on delivering experiences that guests can enjoy while being pampered by ancient quiteño customs.
The Illa Experience Hotel can be found in San Marcos, the city’s artistic district, just a five-minute stroll from the historic downtown area.
The boutique hotel is based in a colonial mansion that’s been restored to accommodate up to 20 guests, across four suites and six luxury rooms.
The hotel brings to life ancient traditions of the quiteños (the people of Quito). Each room features a rug handmade by locals, following the tradition that each family’s matriarch sews a rug to welcome every newborn; and, before bed, guests are given a warm aromatic compress, handmade by a local family, to reduce muscular stress and to help facilitate a perfect night’s sleep.
A hidden jewel in the city centre, from the street there’s little sign of what awaits guests after they cross the hotel’s threshold. The building reflects the various periods of Ecuador’s history. The first floor represents the nation’s colonial period and bears a strong religious influence. Moving up to the second floor, the shift to Ecuador’s republican period is evident through a strong European influence. Finally, on the third floor, the nation’s modern face is brought to life, characterised by an emphasis on luxurious practicality.
A spa and wellness area is a central part of the hotel’s offering and includes a whirlpool bath and sauna, plus relaxing massage options. In an effort to recreate the best that Ecuadorian cuisine has to offer, the hotel’s Gourmet Restaurant delivers a menu that blends flavours to represent the modern Ecuadorian gastronomic experience. Guests should take to the Roof Bar to enjoy the views of Quito’s downtown area while enjoying a post-dinner drink. The bar offers a wide selection of drinks, including an extensive cocktail menu with distinctively Ecuadorian flavours, blending traditional local spirits and exotic fruits.
Staying at the Illa Experience Hotel is an opportunity to live out the traditions that represent the soul of Quito and Ecuador.
Cocktails at the Roof Bar with El Panecillo (the Little Bread Loaf) and its statue of the Virgin of Quito as the backdrop
Need to know
• 4 luxury suites
• 6 luxury rooms
• Gourmet Restaurant
• Roof Bar
• Private wine cellar
• Spa and wellness area
• Environmentally friendly lift
• Watercolour classes
• Traditional ice cream tasting
• Tea tasting
• Chocolate tasting