Cirqa - The New Titilaka Hotel in Arequipa, Peru
If you are planning on traveling to Arequipa in the near future, what better way to go than to take a trip down memory lane at the Cirqa Hotel? Thats 479 years of memories to be exact. This stunning new extension of the Titilaka brand will have you packing your bags and whisking yourself away to a place full of ambience and soul.
The Ins and Outs of Cirqa
The very first addition to the Titilaka family, the new-found hotel Cirqa creates a dimension for travelers to experience Arequipa like never before. Opening in July, the property itself has been evolved to echo the architectural style of when Arequipa was originally built, in 1540! This building once stood proudly as a wing of the reputable San Agustin church, which was later transformed into a neighborhood hot-spot by the local communities alter boy. Traditional Arequipenean architecture is simply what we find so striking about this place. Powerful volcanic sillar rock fabricates the arches, columns and high-vaulted ceilings that combine to create this systemic masterpiece. The foundations of this colonial jewel date back to the first days of building manufacturing in Arequipa, with the heaviest and most recent alteration recorded in 1883. This establishment treasures Arequipa’s history; it allows all visitors to rapidly alter their future, by stepping forward into the past. Conveniently located in the historic centre of Arequipa, this revived parador is a welcoming and congenial place to recharge and refresh your love for Peru.
Where Does Cirqa Come From and What Does It Have To Offer?
The name Cirqa is derived from the preposition ‘circa’, referring to a specific date or time period. Cleverly spun with a q as in Arequipa, you can see the level of thought and detail that has gone into creating this extraordinary hotel. The main building consists of eleven different rooms, which are split into three categories; small, medium and large. Each room style is complete with; sophisticated furniture, cushiony linens of the finest quality, air-conditioning, a personal safe (and for those of you who don’t like to leave every element in the past) a wireless speaker complete with smart HDTV. You can really let yourself go here as you take advantage of the organic tailor made amenities, complimentary snacks and beverage service in addition to steadfast housekeeping services twice a day - they even shine your shoes, I’m not kidding. Rooms advance from having your own private bathroom and rainfall shower, to an entire living room and sitting area in your very suite!
The epicenter of this artistically robust world is two patios, which amalgamate the two style inspirations; contemporary excellence and spirited history. The heated plunge pool is harmonized by their private massage room, available for use by all of their lucky guests. In addition to the dining room and sitting room, an extra feature is on the horizon for fall 2019 in the form of a rooftop eatery. As far as dining in an authentic, chronicled building goes, it really doesn’t get much better than that. The restaurant provides a gastronomic journey inspired by the surrounding organic gardens and traditional Arequipenean picanterias (or spicy cuisine to you and me).
An astonishing location to acclimatize to the altitude - don’t forget, Arequipa is Peru’s second largest city at a huge altitude of 2335m above sea level - Cirqa provides unspoilt views overlooking the cathedral and snow-capped volcano Misti. The hotel sounds so good you are probably wondering why anyone would ever want to leave. The hotel itself is merely the supporting act, as the real headliners are the show stopping additional services offered to you by Cirqa. Private transfers can be organized for you from Arequipa to the Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca and Cusco! These discretionary activities and services are just more reasons as to why the five star hotel is totally unmissable.
How to Get to Cirqa and Titilaka Hotels
Cirqa and Titilaka are obvious choices for your next Peru adventure, but we want you to find that out for yourselves! Here at Rainforest Cruises we offer a range of vessels and tours across Peru, with opportunities to branch off into either Relais & Chateaux’s boutique hotel Titilaka at Lake Titicaca, or Cirqa in Arequipa (once opened later this year). Our experts sales team can happily help you organize every detail, giving you all the information you need for your luxury travel experience. Please contact our team to show your interest to see just what we can offer you; send us an enquiry or call 1-888-215-3555.