About us

Founder László Károlyi officially set up EHHEC in 2006.

László, a truly interesting character who is Ecuadorian and of Hungarian descent, is himself a highly successful hotelier. He is credited with opening the first ever boutique hotel in Ecuador, Café Cultura, which has been in operation since 1993. Since its opening, Café Cultura has become the place to stay in Quito, offering a home away from home experience for travellers from all over the world.

László, seeing the potential of creating a collaboration between similarly owner-run, charming hotels in Ecuador, came up with the idea of creating Exclusive and hasn’t looked back since.  The group has now been successfully running for over 5 years, offering visitors to Ecuador the best in what this distinctive country has to offer.

Manager, Ana Carolina, is the current manager for Exclusive. Her personable nature and attention to detail makes her the perfect person to coordinate your trip for you.

EHHEC would not be the success that it is today without the commitment and dedication of each of the owners of the different properties within the Exclusive group. Enjoying the company of these colourful individuals and fascinating characters will just add to the uniqueness of your trip.

Pedro Freile - Hacienda Pinsaqui
László Károlyi - Boutique Hotel Café Cultura
Gabriel & Patricia Espinosa - Hacienda La Alegría
Maria del Rosario Mosquera & Cesar Mora Bowen - Hacienda Hato Verde
Cesar & Guadalupe Duran and their daughers Maria Clara & Adriana - Hacienda Manteles
Isabel Hurtado and her son Ernesto Valdiviezo - Hacienda Abraspungo
Oscar Saldaña Durán & Lina Torres and their daughter Priscila Saldaña - Hacienda Caballo Campana
Maria Piedad Gardella de Lizarzaburu – Boutique Hotel Mansion del Rio
Andrés Ordóñez L. - Kapawi Ecolodge & Reserve
Nathalia & Rosario Pavon – Yacht Fragata

Featured Hotel

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Hacienda Abraspungo Riobamba

The wonderful Hacienda Abraspungo, the best of Riobamba hotels, is located at 2,754 metres above sea level, surrounded by the magnificent Ecuadorian Andes. It is named after a glacial valley which is si...

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Featured Tour

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Southern Ecuador Highlands & Rainforest Tour

This 10 day tour includes an overland trip south from Quito along the breathtaking Avenue of the Volcanoes, with stays at some of the country´s best haciendas and incorporates a 4 day / ...

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