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"Corner Hotel with ocean view"                                                                                 Sep.08,2010

Más Decoración Magazine La Tercera

Some months of operation has the hotel Cirilo Armstrong, an alternative to the current range of hotels in Valparaiso, which promises to enhance the cultural character that the port has developed in recent years.

An empty lot overlooking the Quebrada Miraflores, the Cerro Cárcel and near by to the cerro Panteon, was the place chosen by Elisa Assler and her husband, the architect Joaquín Velasco, to build the hotel Cirilo Armstrong. Originally, the land was purchased by his parents to develop a housing project, but over time they opted for a hotel, but not a typical hotel, since interest were clearly going for something less commercial and that meant a contribution to the city.

Both are artists and artists' children: Elisa is a visual artist and designer, daughter of our National Art Award, Federico Assler and Joaquin is the son of Joaquin Velasco and Patricia Rubio, both prominent architects and she is a outstanding stained glass artist. Because of this art has been a constant in their lives and under that premise they decided that would be the axis around which the concept of the hotel would be developed. They located for this purpose a large common room, which brings together hosts and guests and also contains the living room of Cirilo, equipped for meetings, workshops, etc...

11 departments, all on two floors, bedroom upstairs and lobby down stairs ,some with terrace, up the stakes of this boutique hotel, which are equipad with everything you need to spend some time and get to know what the port has to offer, in addition to the complete activities that thi hass couple, including trips to the plant nurseries in the area, excursions or tours of artists studios.

So far the buzz has functioned as the best letter of recommendation and reservations have increased. Tel: 318 7257.

By Osvaldo Luco, photography by Jorge Luco and Osvaldo Chadwick.

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