This 1914 Belle Epoque mansion, originally designed as a seaside retreat for the Garcia Bedoya family by French architect Claude Sahut, redefined Lima’s hotel scene when it opened in 2013. Part of the luxe Relais & Châteaux hotel group, Hotel B looks back at its historic past in the ornate facade, open balconies, and raised skylights called teatinas. At the same time, there’s an eye toward the future in the vertical gardens, a roof deck, and ample modern technology. A Peruvian-Mediterranean restaurant sits on the art-filled ground floor. Guests take their included afternoon tea with finger foods here. Each room is unique, as the original layout was maintained where possible, with original artwork from contemporary Peruvian photographers and painters. Each night at turndown, pillows are topped with a poem and something sweet. The hotel is near the city’s top art galleries and the hotel’s concierge can help set up private showings for guests.