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A hotel in Huancayo is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. Facilities provided may range from a basic bed and storage for clothing, to luxury features like en-suite bathrooms. Larger in Huancayo hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, business centre, childcare, conference facilities and social function services. Hotel rooms in Huancayo are usually numbered (or named in some smaller hotels and B&Bs) to allow guests to identify their room. Some Huancayo hotels offer meals as part of a room and board arrangement. Hotel operations vary in size, function, and cost. Most Huancayo hotels and major hospitality companies that operate hotels in Huancayo have set widely accepted industry standards to classify hotel types. General categories include the following:

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An upscale full service hotel facility in Huancayo that offers luxury amenities, full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and the highest level of personalized and professional service. Luxury Huancayo hotels are normally classified with at least a Four Diamond or Five Diamond status or a Four or Five Star rating depending on classification standards.

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Boutique hotels of Huancayo are smaller independent non-branded hotels that often contain upscale facilities of varying size in unique or intimate settings with full service accommodations. Huancayo boutique hotels are generally 100 rooms or less. Some historic inns and boutique hotels in Huancayo may be classified as luxury hotels.

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Small to medium-sized hotel establishments that offer a limited amount of on-site amenities that only cater and market to a specific demographic of Huancayo travelers, such as the single business traveler. Most Huancayo focused or select service hotels may still offer full service accommodations but may lack leisure amenities such as an on-site restaurant or a swimming pool.

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Small to medium-sized Huancayo hotel establishments that offer a very limited amount of on-site amenities and often only offer basic accommodations with little to no services, these facilities normally only cater and market to a specific demographic of travelers, such as the budget-minded Huancayo traveler seeking a "no frills" accommodation. Limited service Huancayo hotels often lack an on-site restaurant but in return may offer a limited complimentary food and beverage amenity such as on-site continental breakfast service.

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A bed and breakfast in Huancayo is a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and inclusive breakfast. Usually, Huancayo bed and breakfasts are private homes or family homes offering accommodations. The typical Huancayo B&B has between 4 and 11 rooms, with 6 being the average. Generally, guests are accommodated in private bedrooms with private bathrooms, or in a suite of rooms including an en suite bathroom. Some homes have private bedrooms with a bathroom which is shared with other guests. Breakfast is served in the bedroom, a dining room, or the host's kitchen. Often the owners of guest house themselves prepare the breakfast and clean the rooms.

Hostels in Huancayo
Huancayo hostels provide budget-oriented, sociable accommodation where guests can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom, lounge, and sometimes a kitchen. Rooms can be mixed or single-sex, although private rooms may also be available. Hostels are often cheaper for both the operator and occupants; many Huancayo hostels have long-term residents whom they employ as desk agents or housekeeping staff in exchange for experience or discounted accommodation.

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Extended stay hotels are small to medium-sized Huancayo hotels that offer longer term full service accommodations compared to a traditional hotel. Extended stay hotels may offer non-traditional pricing methods such as a weekly rate that cater towards travelers in need of short-term accommodations for an extended period of time. Similar to limited and select service hotels, on-site amenities are normally limited and most extended stay hotels in Huancayo lack an on-site restaurant.

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Huancayo timeshare and destination clubs are a form of property ownership also referred to as a vacation ownership involving the purchase and ownership of an individual unit of accommodation for seasonal usage during a specified period of time. Timeshare resorts in Huancayo often offer amenities similar that of a Full service hotel with on-site restaurant(s), swimming pools, recreation grounds, and other leisure-oriented amenities. Destination clubs of Huancayo on the other hand may offer more exclusive private accommodations such as private houses in a neighborhood-style setting.

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A Huancayo motel is a small-sized low-rise lodging establishment similar to that of a limited service hotel, but with direct access to individual rooms from the car park. Common during the 1950s and 1960s, motels were often located adjacent to a major road, where they were built on inexpensive land at the edge of towns or along stretches of highways. They are still useful in less populated areas of Huancayo for driving travelers, but the more populated an area becomes the more hotels fill the need. Many of Huancayo motels which remain in operation have joined national franchise chains, rebranding themselves as hotels, inns or lodges.

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This article is about the Peruvian city. For the Peruvian province, see Huancayo Province.
Santísima Trinidad de Huancayo
Holy Trinity of Huancayo
Flag of Huancayo
Nickname(s): "La Ciudad Incontrastable"
(The Uncontrastable City)
Huancayo is located in Peru
Location in Peru
Coordinates:  / -12.067; -75.217  / -12.067; -75.217
Country Peru
Region Junin
Province Huancayo
District Huancayo
Founded 1 June 1572
• Type Municipal government
• Mayor Dimas Aliaga Castro
Elevation 3,259 m (10,692.26 ft)
• Estimate (2015) 364,725
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
• Summer (DST) PET (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 64

Huancayo (Spanish pronunciation: [waŋˈkaʝo]; in Wanka Quechua: Wankayuq [wɐŋˈkæjuː], '(place) with a (sacred) rock') is the capital of the Junín Region, in the central highlands of Peru.

Huancayo: Location

La Inmaculada church
La Merced church
Huancayo Cathedral
Huancayo Cathedral
UNCP Campus

It is located in Huancayo Province, of which it is also capital. Situated in the Mantaro Valley at an altitude of 3,271 meters, it belongs to the Quechua region. Depending on delimitation, the agglomeration has a population between 340,000 and 380,000 and is the fifth most populous city of the country. Huancayo is the cultural and commercial center of the whole central Peruvian Andes area.

Huancayo: Historical overview

Huancayo: Pre-columbian era

The area was originally inhabited by the Huancas. At around 500 BC, they were incorporated into the Wari Empire. Despite efforts to defend its independence, the Huancas were eventually subdued by the Inca leader Pachacutec in 1460 and the region was incorporated into the Inca empire. It subsequently became a notable stopping point along the Inca Camino Real.

Huancayo: Colonial era

After the Spanish colonization (1534), Huancayo was overshadowed by Jauja, 45 km to the north, which the conquistador Francisco Pizarro established as a provisional capital of Peru until Lima took over that role. In 1570, the viceroy Francisco de Toledo established the site as the center of his encomienda Guancayo. The town was officially established on 1 June 1572 with the title of Santísima Trinidad de Huancayo. In 1813, Huancayo celebrated the promulgation of the Constitution of Cadiz, changing the name of the "Plaza del Comercio" to "Plaza de la Constitución".

Huancayo: Republican era

During the war for independence, Huancayo was liberated on 20 November 1820. Construction on the cathedral commenced in 1831. In 1854, when Peru officially ended slavery, the accord was made law in Huancayo. There is a statue in the Plaza Constitución commemorating this.

Huancayo: Recent situation

Today, in addition to its importance as a center of commerce, Huancayo is known for the crafts and the many festivals of the surrounding towns. Having rapidly expanded in recent decades, it has few remaining colonial buildings; the cityscape is dominated by modern construction.

Huancayo: Demographics

According to the national Census of 2007, the three main districts of Huancayo have a total population of about 340,000. However, the continuous settlement area already reaches periurban districts. Hence, the agglomeration's population reaches at least 380,000 people. Amerindian and Mestizos (Amerindian and Spanish ancestry) are the two largest ethnic groups in the city. Asian (mainly descendants of Japanese and Chinese immigrants) and European descendants are important minority groups.

Municipalities of
the city
censo 2007(hab)
Population under 1 year-old
Censo 2007(hab)
Chilca 8,3 km² 77.392* 1.358* 17.509 9.324,33 3.275 msnm
El Tambo 73,56 km² 146.847* 2.365* 36.982 1.996,28 3.260 msnm
Huancayo 237,55 km² 112.054* 1,789* 27.552 471,70 3.249 msnm
Total 319,41 km² 336.293* 5.512* 82.043 1.052,85 -
*Data from the census taken by the INEI

Huancayo: Transport

The huancayo metro has transportation connections by air, road and rail. First, the Francisco Carle Airport at Jauja offers daily connections to Lima. Second, the Carretera Central links Huancayo with La Oroya and Lima. Third, the Ferrocarril Central Andino enables transport by rail. Huancayo was a break-of-gauge from 914 mm (3 ft) gauge to 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 2 in) gauge; for the 147 km extension to Huancavelica. In 2009, this line was being standardised. A light rail is currently under construction and expected to start operation in 2013.

Huancayo: Education

Huancayo: Local universities

  • Universidad Nacional del Centro del Peru (UNCP)
  • Universidad Peruana Los Andes (UPLA)
  • Universidad Continental de Ciencias e Ingenieria (UCCI)
  • Universidad Franklin Roosevelt (UFR)

Huancayo: Branches of other Peruvian Universities

  • Universidad Alas Peruanas (UAP)
  • Universidad Los Angeles de Chimbote (ULADECH)
  • Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM)
  • Universidad Nacional Daniel Alcides Carrión (UNDAC)
  • Universidad de Huanuco (UDH)

Huancayo: Language Institutes

  • Instituto Cultural Peruano Británico (BRITÁNICO)
  • Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano - Región Centro (ICPNA)
  • Alianza Francesa de Huancayo (French Alliance, AF)

Huancayo: Notable people

  • Damaris Mallma Porras (1986- ), Peruvian folk singer
  • Josué Sánchez (1945- ), painter
  • Rodolfo Cerrón Palomino (1940- ), linguist
  • Víctor Alberto Gil Mallma (1930–1975), musician
  • Juan Parra del Riego (1894–1925), poet

Huancayo: See also

  • Wankas
  • Plaza El Coliseo, bullfighting stadium

Huancayo: References

  1. Perú: Población estimada al 30 de junio y tasa de crecimiento de las ciudades capitales, por departamento, 2011 y 2015. Perú: Estimaciones y proyecciones de población total por sexo de las principales ciudades, 2012-2015 (Report). Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. March 2012. Retrieved 2015-06-03.
  2. "Huancayo Statistics, Information, Weather", TravelsRadiate, 3 Aug 2011, accessed 3 Aug 2011.
  3. Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática, Perfil Sociodemográfico del Perú pp. 29–30, 32, 34.
  4. Censo 2005 INEI
  5. Trains, March 2009, p68
  • (Spanish) Official Portal Huancayo
  • (Spanish) Official Municipal website
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