In 1905, 15 years old Antonio Kusanovic Jercic leaves his homeland in Croatia and begins his journey to an unknown land called, Patagonia. In 1926 was born his first son, Antonio Kusanovic Senkovic, who, followed the steps of his father and inheriting a strong entrepreneurial spirit, becoming one of the most successful farmers in the region. At the end of the 70s Antonio Kusanovic Senkovic, buys Cerro Paine Ranch, located in the heart of the Torres del Paine National Park, not even considering that this park will become one of the most visited and famous ones in Chile and worldwide.
Cerro Paine Ranch has 4000 hectares of extension and it is the only private property within the National Park, there it is located Hotel Las Torres Patagonia, on an strategic zone well known by the visitors since from here begins the trail to the base of the Torres, on the foot of the majestic Nieto mountain creating a natural landscape that is a real postcard.
With the passage of time, and with just word of mouth promotion among American and European tourists, the flow of visitors during the 80s increased considerably and the family Kusanovic, still devoting the land to the raising of cattle, the family adapted with the times creating a camping area and so almost unwittingly, passed from livestock business to the hotel industry.
In the early nineties, many tourists started arriving in Torres del Paine, and motivated by the incredible beauty of the landscape, Antonio with his wife Amor Eliana Marusic, decided to build 9 rooms with a small restaurant. They called this project “Hosteria Las Torres” (nowadays Hotel LasT orres Patagonia).
After the death of Antonio in 1997, assumes the leadership of the business his wife and four children: Liliana, Mauricio, Jose Antonio and Vesna, who altogether during the last decade, have developed this family project in one of the most important touristic enterprises in the region.
View family’s photos: