Dramatic television images showed the moment a colonial-era hotel, collapsed into the swollen waters of Sicra River in the Peruvian town of Lircay, in the district of Angaraes on Thursday (January 26).
Civil Defense authorities said it started raining on Wednesday (January 25) afternoon and did not stop for 10 straight hours.
The foundations of the three-story tourist hotel La Hacienda, which is built on the river edge, eroded due to the rising waters and collapsed.
According to local media, no injuries were reported because all of the guests had been evacuated before it collapsed.
Several projects under construction in the town, located in the Huancavelica region, have also been destroyed due to constant rainfall.
Damages to other houses, located in the neighborhoods of Pueblo Nuevo and Bellavista, were also reported, with floods in Bellavista affecting the most families, local media reported.
Floods were also reported in other parts of the city. Thirty homes were flooded and roads were blocked by landslides.
The National Service of Meteorology and Hydrology reported that heavy rains will continue and will increase in the coming months, until April, affecting the center and south of the country.
Best hotels in the world 2017 according to TripAdvisor
Best hotels in the world 2017 according to TripAdvisor
This luxury five-star boutique hotel can be found in the centre of Hungary's capital. The hotel's unique design was inspired by music and also aims to recreate the atmosphere of a traditional Hungarian palace. Visit Aria Hotel Budapest for more information.
The Mandapa Ritz-Carlton Reserve can be found at the top of a cliff, a staggering 100m above the Ayung River. Tucked away in the Ubud forest, this hotel recreates the Balinese way of living with wellness counsellors and healers available to guests during their stay. Visit Mandapa Ritz-Carlton for more information.
The Turin Palace hotel is a historic building dating back to 1850 and has recently been renovated. The spectacular building in the heart of Turin houses 126 rooms including a lavish presidential suite. Visit Turin Palace Hotel for more information.
Barcelona is know for its beautiful architecture and it doesn't stop when it comes to the city's hotels. Hotel The Serras is a five star property which is home to not only beautiful rooms with balconies but also stunning views of the Mediterranean. Visit Hotel The Serras for more information.
Prague's BoHo hotel is perfectly situated for those hoping to explore the city as it is just a moment's walk from the famous Old Town Square. Describing itself as an 'icon of exclusiveness', the hotel also boasts a wellness area for those hoping to relax after a busy day sightseeing in the 'City of a Hundred Spires'. Visit BoHo Prague Hotel for more information.
The Portrait Firenze boasts 37 stunningly designed rooms including a spectacular penthouse. Guests keen to see all the sights should reserve the suite which offers unspoilt views over Florence's famous Ponte Vecchio bridge. Visit Portrait Firenze for more information.
The Shinta Mani Resort is situated between The Royal Gardens and the Old Market and is just a 15 minute walk from Angkor Wat, one of the world's most famous landmarks. Visit Shinta Mani Resort for more information.
La Siesta Hotel and Spa can be found in the heart of Hanoi on old Ma May Street within easy reach of a number of the city's top attractions. The hotel has 50 rooms and combines modern styles with the charm of Hanoi's old quarter. Visit Hanoi La Siesta Hotel for more information.
The Tulemar Bungalows are part of an exclusive resort in the Manuel Antonio National Park. Guests are treated to sensational views, as the 33-acre jungle resort sits on the hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Visit Tulemar Resort for more information.
Not only does JA Manafaru offer guests the chance to stay in their amazing over-water bungalows but you'll also have the choice of seven different restaurants, a PADI dive centre and a spa to relax in. Visit JA Resort Hotels for more information.
If white sand beaches, emerald green trees and crystal blue waters are your cup of tea then a stay at the Kandolhu Maldives is the place for you. Kandolhu is home to 30 villas and can be reached from Male' by seaplane. Visit Kandolhu for more information.
The five-star Hotel Éclat sits in the heart of Beijing's business district. The boutique hotel offers a choice of rooms and suites as well as top class cuisine and a 24-hour butler service. Visit Eclat Hotels for more information.
The Calabash Luxury Boutique & Spa is not only home to two well known restaurants but a spa and stunning villa and suite accommodation as well. Each villa comes with its own infinity pool and stunning views of Prickly bay. Visit Calabash Hotel for more information.
The Tuscany offers guests the chance to stay in 2,000 square foot ocean front suites with a panoramic view of the ocean. If that's not enough temptation how about the chance to go snorkelling on the world's third largest barrier reef or try your hand at fly fishing in the warm waters. Visit The Tuscany Resort for more information.
Found just behind Cusco's main square the Belmond Palacio Nazarenas was once a palace, and before that a convent. Years of renovation have transformed the building in to one of the city's most luxurious hotels. Visit Belmond for more information.
While hotel and resort were originally built back in 1891, the hotel was completely transformed after its 2012 renovation. The hotel offers a fitness a spa facility, both indoor and outdoor heated pools, a kids program and easy transport to the ferries that take you to and from the island. Visit The Nantucket Hotel for more information.
This elegant, woodsy-chic hotel is 11km from the beautiful Caracol Waterfall. Stylish rooms with offer furnishings and heated hardwood floors, and some suites boast in-room whirlpool tubs. Visit Valle D'Incanto.com for more information.
The Lindos Blu hotel is built into the cliffside overlooking the beautiful Vlicha Bay. The hotel offers not only individual rooms but beachside villas, maisonettes with private pools as well as two restaurants and a spa. Visit Lindos Blu for more information.
The Leela Palace sits on the banks of Lake Pichola in Udaipur and offers stunning views across the bay. Guests can relax in one of the Grand Heritage Lake View Rooms, have a dip in the pool or even take it easy in the ESPA spa. Visit The Leela for more information.
Hotel 41 may be in the heart of central London but the five-star hotel offers guests a luxurious hideaway from the hustle and bustle of the capital, just down the road from Buckingham Palace. Not only does the hotel have a 24-hour butler service but you can even bring you furry friends along with you thanks to their pet concierge service. Visit Hotel 41 for more information.