Founded in 1954, Relais & Châteaux is the premier designation for independent luxury restaurants and properties around the world. Today, the collection has grown to more than 580 landmark hotels and restaurants operated by independent owners around the globe who share a passion for providing guests the most unique and memorable experiences possible. In order to meet the exacting standards of Relais & Châteaux, each property or restaurant must pass a rigorous inspection process while at the same time express unique traits that value the ethos of the organization. We are honoured to have CIRQA as one of the newest members of Relais & Châteaux in South America.
Built inside the structure of a monastery dating back to 1583, the volcanic rock walls of CIRQA tell a story of time and place that is hard to replicate. This unique architecture combined with our exemplary service offers guests an experience unlike any other in Arequipa. With just 11 exquisite rooms featuring sophisticated modern details including air-conditioning and organic tailor-made amenities, guests are treated both as family and royalty during their stay. And we don’t stop there — the kitchen elevates each guest's experience to explore the flavours of Peru in a mouth-watering way. Our dishes captivate the essence of Arequipa, its heritage, legacy, and traditions in contemporary and traditional fare. But our work isn’t done. We are always striving to improve, and are excited to announce the opening of an additional rooftop eatery this coming year. Available to CIRQA guests as well as the public via an unobtrusive entrance, this will easily become the city’s finest place to take in a sunset in the new year!
We take pride in offering visitors a once-in-a-lifetime experience at CIRQA, and are humbled and proud to be designated a Relais &Châteaux property.