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South America’s Leading Destination: Quito, Ecuador

Magnificent mansion hotel overlooking Plaza San Francisco puts guests front and center for engaging the World Travel Awards’ pick for best destination in the continent

Casa Gangotena In Quito, Ecuador

Thanks to a collective effort by entrepreneurial locals and impressive government-sponsored initiatives, Quito, Ecuador’s nearly 500-year-old center is experiencing a beautiful revival. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is growing into a vibrant community of churches, monasteries, museums, restaurants and cafes.  Further supported by jet-lag-free time zones and direct flights from three U.S. cities (plus easy connections from many others) experiencing Quito is easier than ever. Where to stay to get the most from the best destination in South America? One of the best hotels in town, of course. Casa Gangotena is located at San Francisco Square in the heart of the recently designated Leading Destination in South America 2013 by the World Travel Awards.

Located overlooking Plaza San Francisco, Casa Gangotena puts guests front and center for engaging the vibrant heart of Old Town Quito and in convenient proximity for departures to the Andes, the Amazon, the Pacific Coast and the Galápagos Islands beyond.

The three-story restored historic mansion offers 31 guest rooms, each a showcase of eye-catching style and contemporary design highlighted by modern technologies and quintessential comforts. Elsewhere, restored interiors draw the eye with Art Nouveau and contemporary touches combined with original Neo-Classical architecture, while the hotel restaurant dazzles visiting and local palates with refined Ecuadorian classics.

Opened in October 2011, Casa Gangotena was honored as one of “The World’s Most Exciting New Hotels 2012” on Condé Nast Traveler’s annual “Hot List” and was included in Travel + Leisure’s 2012 “IT LIST” of the 50 most exciting new properties around the globe.

The hotel’s private terrace offers a superb perspective on Plaza San Francisco, making it the perfect spot for watching the Easter festivities in Quito, which completely transforms the Old Town as tens of thousands turn out to reenact Christ carrying the cross and participate in other traditional religious rituals.

Along with rewarding guests with award-winning hospitality and stylish comforts, Casa Gangotena is committed to improving the quality of life and culture in the city it calls home. Long before opening, the hotel signed on to support its neighbors of the San Roque Neighborhood, who decided to guard their cultural heritage throughout activities and projects with merchants and artisans.

Experience the finest hospitality in the World Travel Awards’ pick for the Best Destination in South America and save doing it with special 25% off promotion during the month of September and December 1-15, 2013.

Regular rates at Casa Gangotena from $375, including buffet breakfast and Quito-style afternoon coffee snack, but excluding taxes.

Reservations are being accepted for Casa Gangotena at info@casagangotena.comor through