TripAdvisor´s Hall of Fame
Leadership positions, in any category, are not accidental. They are earned on a daily basis by adhering to high standards of quality and service excellence. Hilton Colón Quito has accomplished this during its 45 years of service to national and international tourists, with continuous innovations and renovations that have kept it just as impeccable as it was on opening day.
Although several different elements sustain this success, one of them is the Hilton brand, which remains a “top of mind” leader in the lodging business worldwide. “When a tourist travels to a new city, this brand guarantees a convenient location, quality service, personal security, high technology and specialized cuisine,” states Patricio Jiménez, General Manager of Hilton Colón Quito.
For the corporate traveler it´s the hotel with the best location in Quito, only a short distance from the commercial and financial districts as well as government offices. The Executive floor is equipped to cater to all the requirements of a business traveler. The Executive Tower offers 42 ample modern suites that assure a comfortable stay for all its guests. This is why persons who attend the most important events in Quito, official as well as corporate, do not hesitate to choose Hilton Colón Quito as their place to stay.
There is no better option for the traditional tourist. It´s the only hotel located across the street from the El Ejido park, recently renovated, boasting art exhibits, outdoor handicraft fairs and other tourist attractions. The hotel is also close to the most important museums, the Casa de la Cultura [House of Culture], one of the two Gothic style churches in Quito and, within reasonable walking distance, the crown jewel: Quito´s marvelous Colonial downtown. The Handicraft Market is one block away and, just a few steps further, is the La Mariscal neighborhood with multiple choices for entertainment.
The hotel´s staff is committed to provide excellent service to its guests. This service starts at the reception with a multilingual concierge who can confidently organize business agendas or an entertainment program, whether in Quito or outside the city. Be it a visit to the Colonial downtown, a tour of the churches, a trip to the Poncho market in the nearby city of Otavalo, or any other idea that the traveler has in mind, it can be scheduled with expert guides and appropriate transportation.
The cuisine merits a special mention. Hilton Colón Quito was born with a strong culinary tradition. Naturally there is room service, but a memorable experience awaits in six restaurants, each one with a different cuisine, that can meet any desire, from basic to very sophisticated.
El Dorado Gourmet is a top class restaurant, very elegant and exclusive, with outstanding decor. The Sushi Bar is a great option for Japanese cuisine in a more relaxed environment, partly outdoors. Nearby is the La Pinta Bar with a wide variety of drinks.
Café Colón offers a choice of local and international dishes, either buffet style or a la carte. It´s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For something on the go, Deli Sal y Pimienta is a contemporary delicatessen with affordable prices. Its famous cold cuts, prepared without chemicals or preservatives, can be taken out or enjoyed on the premises.
Free time can be spent in a heated outdoor pool, surrounded by stunning vegetation, very close a fully equipped gym with the latest machines plus areas for yoga, pilates and aerobic exercise. Close by, a hairdresser and a spa, wonderful places to be spoiled at the end of a hectic day.
Guests can enjoy a wonderful view from the 17th floor. They can see both Quito´s past and its present. Towards the south, the domes of various colonial era churches. Towards the north, a vibrating cosmopolitan city with modern architecture. On the horizon, the majestic mountains and volcanos of Ecuador´s highlands.
“We are a hotel that has focused on tourists”, says Patricio Jiménez. “We understand which markets are growing, which destinations are preferred, how tourist behavior changes around the world so, with this knowledge, we plan for the future so we shall always be one step ahead”. Proof of this statement is that, for five consecutive years, Hilton Colón Quito has been awarded a place in TripAdvisor´s Hall of Fame.