This magnificent hotel just north of Riobamba, Ecuador, began life as Hacienda Chuquipoguio in 1555, and had been the home of some very rich and powerful families for a couple of hundred years. Today, it is a premier hotel with a lot going for it, not least of which is the exquisite restaurant El Establ0, about which you’ll read on this week’s Fun Food Friday.
The entryway is incredible:
The grounds are incredible.
The views are incredible.
The interiors are incredible.
The courtyard enclosed by the main hotel building is incredible:
The courtyard bunnies are incredible:
That’s just a taste. On Fun Food Friday we’ll explore the restaurant, next week we’ll take a look at more of the old hacienda/hotel, and Friday next week we’ll watch hotel musicians perform native Ecuadorian music to the delight of restaurant patrons.