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History

History

The Hotel Colomba, located in Huaraz city, department of Ancash (Perú), is an ancient property that became a hotel. Its lands come since 1887 and part of its current infrastructure was built in 1903. Inside its facilities worked the soda and syrups factory called «The Phoenix» (1909 – 1990), the candies, chocolates and cookies factory (1928 – 1959) as well as the brewery «The Huascarán» (1932 – 1961), rewarded in different competitions and exhibitions with gold and silver medal to the quality. Likewise it has inside the San Nicolás chapel, blessed and given to the public cult in 17/12/1931.

The property was built on a solid stone structure that is conserved up to now; it had resisted the natural disasters: the alluvium 1941 and the devastating earthquake in 1970, that weren’t any damage to the property.

One of some anecdotes, tell that the property has not only resisted to the nature and the years, but also to local authorities that have sought to divide it with the purpose to pass streets, without valuing their history and the conservation of the nature that reigns in its interior.

This whole family business began with Mr. Carlos Maguiña Herrera (1882 – 1962. Industrial owner of the Huancaramá mines of copper and silver. Illustrious character of the department)

Continuing with his son Francisco Maguiña Condor, married with lady Colomba Ghiglino Maguiña (illustrious lady and «huarasina» matron, who was elected in several opportunities like «huarasina» Mother, president of the Peruvian Red Cross – Huaraz, president of the Fight against Cancer League, filial Huaraz, characterized by her disinterested work for the neediest. Continuing with the tradition, nowadays, the hotel has been improved in its entirety, being placed in a place of privilege, for its comfortable and modern interior infrastructure and the excellent quality of its services, offering security inside its wide green areas and also having fronton court, climbing wall, basketball and fulbito fields, Internet, fax, safe box, baggages storage, parking, games for children, laundry service, living room , indoor games, tourist information, and urgency medical service.

All their rooms or bungalows have private bathrooms. The hotel has double rooms (with 2 double size beds) matrimonial, all with tub and hidromassage. Triple and quadruple rooms (bungalows with 2 bedrooms), rooms with five and six beds and 2 bathrooms with hidromassage shower. Likewise all have cable TV, telephone (DDI; DDN) intercom, radio alarm clock, coffee maker, new mattresses and beds box spring with the novel «Andean Dreams» system, hair dryer, amenities and room service.