In the first part of the 20th century, Paseo Colon was one of the most prosperous areas of the city. This Victorian Caribbean/Art Nouveau mansion, designed and built by Catalan architect, Lluis Llach, in 1910, with high ceilings, fine details and luxurious finishes, was a true reflection of a time of splendor and progress.
The mansion was built as a 500m2 residence for one of the country’s most prestigious and aristocratic families in 1910. In 1993, the original house was carefully restored and remodeled to preserve the original finishes, and the building was extended with an additional 454 m2 of construction for use as a Boutique Hotel which operated from 1994 to 2020. At that time all of the electrical and plumbing installations were renovated, a new roof and bathrooms were installed and the structure was reinforced.
• 954 m2 construction, 783.47 m2 land
• Lobby and reception area
• 19 guest rooms with full bathrooms
• Rooms that were used as a cafeteria with a kitchen, indoor dining room and terrace
• Covered, outdoor dining area
• 2 internal gardens
• Machine room
• Storage areas
• 4 or 5 parking spaces with many public parking lots in the surrounding neighborhood
Today, Paseo Colon remains the western gateway to the city of San Jose and is seeing a revival and appreciation. Here you will find a wide range of companies, stores and services; such as, banks, restaurants, bars, embassies, hospitals, clinics, supermarkets, culture, entertainment and special events. The property is walking distance to the main tourist attractions of the city; such as, museums, theaters, churches, markets and Sabana park. Zoned, Zona Comercio y Servicios-2 (ZC-2), it has a great diversity of uses, including commercial, service and residential. In addition to a hotel, the building could be used for offices for businesses and banks, government or educational institutions, foundations, embassy or international organization, nursing home, specialized clinic, medical offices, museum, gallery, restaurant, club or stores.