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Quito’s Metro Construction at Plaza San Francisco

We would like to inform you that the first of two 3-month phases has concluded, which means that all of the most intense work has come to an end. This first phase entailed elevated levels of visual and noise pollution, vibrations and the presence of heavy machinery (mainly cranes and drills), all of which are gone by now. As we enter this second and final 3-month phase, Casa Gangotena will experience virtually zero levels of noise, vibration and considerably less visual pollution. Additionally, construction on the foundation floor of the plaza is underway which will then be followed by the placement of cobblestone. Despite a portion of the plaza remaining off-limits still and the lingering presence of some smaller machinery, we are very satisfied with the progress that has been made on the project.

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Quito’s Metro Construction at Plaza San Francisco

We would like to inform you that the intervention in San Francisco Plaza, part of Quito’s most important public transportation project, the Metro system, has entered its final key phases. After 12 months of work, on 10 May 2017, the construction of the San Francisco Metro station grew more intense as contractors began an estimated 3-month project phase in which they will work with additional machinery to create the necessary infrastructure for the station. Later, the rhythm should slow as the site enters a final 3-month stage, which will end with the complete restoration of the iconic Plaza.

During this period, Casa Gangotena will continue to be fully operational.

Our monitoring committee will continue to follow progress on the construction and will make case-by-case decisions as to the need for any other measures (such as restriction of bookings of certain guest rooms) only if necessary.

We remind our distinguished clients that the hotel will be fully operational throughout these final key phases of construction and will continue, as always, to make every effort to ensure our guests’ comfort.

Temporary New Entrance to Casa Gangotena

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