This Boutique Hotel Is Proof That La Paz Is the 'Capital of Cool'
High in the Andes, nestled in the middle of the suburbs of La Paz, Bolivia, lies a new boutique hotel that is making great strides in its industry. La Paz was recently tagged as the “Capital of Cool” by Conde Nast Traveler as many high-end and highly crafted businesses have recently set roots in the city. Among them, Atix Hotel has become a symbol of a new era in the hospitality industry for the city, gracefully combining the richness and diversity of Bolivia’s cultural heritage with luxury hospitality and service.
These are the reasons you should stay at Atix Hotel next time you visit La Paz:
A stay at Atix Hotel, located in a safe enclave of Calacoto, an area noticeably lower than downtown La Paz, makes acclimation to the high elevation much easier -- plus the hotel provides portable oxygen tanks.
Be welcomed with a q’oa-infused welcome drink -- a Bolivian herb used in traditional indigenous ceremonies.
Your early morning cravings are satiated by the complimentary buffet breakfast -- think eggs made to order, espresso coffee, local cereals like quinoa and warm cheesy bread.
Rooms are sleek and include furniture and accessories made with alpaca fur and native woods.
Get access to exclusive fine-art photography and artwork by native artist Gastón Ugalde, known as the Andy Warhol of the Andes, found all around the property.
Cool singani-based cocktails are served at the rooftop bar +591 Bar and feature ingredients like hibiscus syrup and eucalyptus.
There is an infinity pool surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows displaying unparalleled views of the city.
The on-site restaurant ONA serves fine-dining dishes like angus grilled steak, marinated pork ribs and homemade pasta.
Take an aerial tour of the city in the longest and highest cable car system in the world, the Teleférico, which is a couple of blocks away and provides the best views of Mount Illimani.