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THE HISTORY OF THE HOTEL

HISTORY
The Gran Hotel Victoria is one of the biggest hotels in Córdoba. Its origins date back to the beginnings of the 20th Century. The Hotel had the privilege to lodge great national and international stars such as Carlos Gardel, Luis Sandrini, Libertad Lamarque and many Vice-presidents of the country. Pantaleón Andruet opens the current art nouveau building on July 24th 1914.It was the first hotel in Córdoba with running water and individual bathrooms. It had 120 rooms distributed in four floors with a terrace and a confectionery shop -movies were projected there- and there was also an elevator.With time, the hotel got enlarged and 40 new rooms and a second elevator were added to it.
THE GRAN HOTEL VICTORIA, THE TANGO AND CARLOS GARDEL
The hotel has a strong relationship with the tango to such an extent that one of the most prestigious Argentinian composers, Feliciano Latasa, was inspired by the hotel and gave us as a gift the tango called “Hotel Victoria.” Among those who frequented the Hotel the most, we can find celebrities such as Carlos Gardel, who stayed in an apartment in the last floor with a little room to rehearse his music. Pantaleón Andruet son tells us: “I found he was surprised and he asked me who I was. I said I was the owner’s son, and told him I was studying to become a dentist. He said to me “Graduate, kid. And don’t do as I do, because I have to earn my living singing from place to place.Very close to the Gran Hotel Victoria, Comedia and Novedades theaters were open. The artists would rather stay the night at the Andruet, of course. From a long list of celebrities, Libertad Lamarque, Sandrini and the Ratti brothers are shown at the top of the list.
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