Just crossing through the lobby of the Hotel Colón, you’ll feel like you’re entering somewhere that is loaded with history. And stories…
If you ask the attentive reception staff, you’ll be told that the hotel was founded in 1951 by an Italian engineer and businessman, Antonio Lamaro. The enterprise was a result of a surprise when, on one occasion, he didn’t find room in his regular hotel. The present building dates back to 1951, though it has been constantly renovated since then, always conserving its original style.
It surely won’t surprise you that, during its 90 plus years of history, the hotel has housed big names such as Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, Jean Paul Sartre, Sofía Loren, Jane Fonda, Francis Ford Coppola, Santiago Calatrava, and Arata Isozaki.
However, their most distinguished guest, as they’ll proudly tell you, was Joan Miró. This global artist made the hotel his home, during the ’60s and the beginning of the ’70s.