Potrerillos Great Hotel
The history of Gran Hotel Potrerillos dates back to 1940 when its construction began, marked by a significant increase in public works, specifically in the tourism sector.
This hotel designed by the great architect Arturo Civit, who in those years ruled the Mendoza Architecture Department, was declared a Provincial Heritage and noted for its Spanish - Californian character.
At that time, it had a rusticity that was perfectly adapted to the characteristics of the climate, the topography and the luminosity of the area. The indigenous materials of the region such as tiles, wood, stone and locally produced bricks contributed to give it this style.
Twenty-five years later it went through a period of instability that led it to close its doors twice. The first, in 1967 due to the slowness of the access road works.
But in 1970 large investments were made that allowed it to reopen in 1971. Three years later the Casino was installed and during the 1978 World Cup it was the place chosen by the Dutch and Polish teams.
However, in 1990, the hotel management company went through several economic difficulties that were brought to a new end with the provision of service. From that moment on and for about a decade, it remained in the hands of ex-employees, until in 1999 it closed again.
In 2005, the idea of reopening the Gran Hotel Potrerillos emerged, giving it the tourist and cultural value it deserves. Facing up to its recovery from years of abandonment, both in its building structure and in its surrounding environment, entailed the responsibility to incorporate new requirements in line with current needs, without denaturalizing its character strongly incorporated in the collective memory of Mendoza.
Today, meet again with locals and foreigners, becoming a new icon of the mountain hotel.
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