In the early 2000, the idea of building the hotel began to develop amidst a group of local entrepreneurs. Located inside the hotel and tourist reserve, approximately 3 km away from the center of the city, the land where ALTOS USHUAIA is nestled today was the perfect choice to start this undertaking.
Interested in the fascinating City of Ushuaia and its natural environment, the owners of the venue took special care of the surrounding environment trying hard to hardly modify the forest during the construction works. Even if the area had been used as a quarry and a point of extraction of arid materials many years ago, there were not many pre-existing trees in the venue. Most native specimens were transplanted to other surrounding zones. Only 2 specimens of lenga were cut down and then replaced by new young trees. The entire venue was designed paying special attention to the natural conditions of the soil and the wonderful views and illumination it boasts.
It was inaugurated in November 2006, with a total number of 29 rooms. During that month, it already lodged a group of tourists who enjoyed the facilities. In 2010, the last room construction stage on the top floor was completed and the total number of rooms amounted to 46 distributed into 3 floors. To see the detail of the room categories and descriptions, please visit this section.
Our constant work and dedication towards the continuous improvement of the venue has led us to carry out refurbishing works and update our services and infrastructure. Besides the prior decoration works in the entire venue, several accesses to the hotel and the parking lot have been constructed in 2013, as well as the installation of underfloor heating, a room for multiple uses named ‘José Bartolomeo Recchia’, an electric generator to supply the whole building and we have also opened our restaurant called ALTOS RESTÓ. Likewise, we have organized training courses to improve our assistance and services.
For further details, refer to our technical specifications paper.
At present, ALTOS USHUAIA Hotel has become a symbol of the city, as it has become the first venue located on the road to the Martial Glacier. We have made a commitment to keep on working for our guests to enjoy their stay with us, relishing the quietness of the area and being delighted by the spectacular views of Ushuaia Bay, the mountains and the particular forest.