Hotel Humboldt Video

Hotel Humboldt Video

Hotel Humboldt Video. The Humboldt Hotel was built between May and November 1956. The hotel was part of the plan to unite with Caracas with the Littoral through a tourist and recreational complex involving the cable car as transportation. The building is at a height 2,140 meters above sea level and has a circular tower which allows a 360 degrees view, it is almost 60 meters high with 19 floors and 70 rooms.The resort features dining and social areas, including a pool. It was opened in the government of General Marcos Pérez Jiménez on December 29th, 1956 and was in charge of the engineers Gustavo Larrazabal, Oscar and the Venezuelan company Urreiztieta ENECA. The original design of the hotel and Avila station is product of the architects Tomás Sanabria and Alejandro Pietri, who designed Maripérez stations and El Cojo (in Macuto).The facilities were given in concession to the Sheraton hotel chain in the mid-60s, but eventually had to be closed due to operational problems and accidents in the cable car system.In the mid-80s, the hotel was rescued and inaugurated with the cable car system in Caracas on February 6th, 1986. Then the hotel was used as a school of tourism, however, not continued to provide services to the public. Two years later, the Investment Fund of Venezuela and Corpoturismo, privatized and the Humboldt Hotel and the Caracas Littoral cable-car system to the Tourist Consortium Investing Caracas, ITC with a public concession contract for thirty years.It was in July 2001, when it opened the Tourist Complex Ávila Mágica, in the administration of the company ITC, the Avila Magica Project rescued several originating areas, restaurants, swimming pools, skating ice area of playground and the possibility of offering casinos and hotel recovery and restoration of the cable car to Macuto.. This project was dropped in 2007 when the government expropriated the execution of the works.Now, Nicolas Maduro’s government plans to restructure the Hotel with an investment of $ 650 million to recondition the Hotel and the cable car system to Macuto, La Guaira, from the Cable Car in Maripérez as worked in the sixties and promises the works will be ready in 36 months. www.panamericanworld.com

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