4 Bustos Mansion
A MANSION WITHIN A HOTEL
The history of the CuatroBustos Mansion is a synthesis of the history of Peru. When the Spaniards entered Cusco in 1533, Francisco Pizarro’s brother, Gonzalo, claimed the Inka palace that used to stand on this site for his own, and later gave it to the Marquis Juan de Salas y Valdes, as a reward for his military quests and his loyalty to the Spanish crown.
Nevertheless, the historians tell us that this residence was important even during the Inka Empire, since it was the antechamber to the Temple of the Sun (Qorikancha), which one could only enter shoeless out of respect for the god.
The mansion features an original Inka wall, plus stone arcades, which powerful families in Cusco at that time used to represent their dynastic pride. It is also decorated with four sculptured stone busts above the main door, the reason why it is now called “The Cuatro Bustos Mansion”; the figures are of the Marquis, his first born son, and their respective wives.
After the blending of Spanish and indigenous cultures, the Cuatro Bustos Mansion has become an architectural masterpiece, one of the most prized in the Luxury Collection portfolio of hotels; some of the best in the world given their history, unmatched quality, and unique character. Give in to the captivating magic and charm of the Cuatro Bustos Mansion and experience the history it shelters within its walls.
The seventeen suites of the Cuatro Bustos Mansion are decorated primarily in Colonial and Baroque elements and feature beds with rich headboards, hand painted ceilings, and paintings from the Cusco School on the walls. Each oxygen-enriched suite has its own, unique Quechua name and a view of the main courtyard.