This province-run hotel is located within the Termas de Río Hondo International Racetrack. It is a meeting place for tourism and sports, for motor racing enthusiasts, and especially for those who visit us to feel the the warmth and hospitality of Santiago del Estero.
Located on the waterfront promenade, on the lakeside of the City of Termas de Río Hondo, Santiago del Estero, within the premises of Termas de Río Hondo International Speedway, next to the Automobile Museum.
TERMAS DE RÍO HONDO AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM, ONE OF THE PROVINCE'S GREAT WORKS, IS A SPACE CONTAINED WITHIN THE "TERMAS DE RIO HONDO INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY," LOCATED 6 KILOMETERS FROM THE CITY WHICH LENDS ITS NAME TO BOTH.
Opened on October 5, 2012, the Museum is a place devoted to valuing automobiles, motorcycles, and other aspects related to the world of motor sports. Cutting-edge architectural development is integral and relates to the speedway's layout and motor racing through ongoing and itinerant exhibitions. All of this is distributed over two of the three floors that make it up.
The Main Hall is on the first floor, where the original helmets of different racers like Valentino Rossi are exhibited in display cases. Also the attire of Argentine representatives of the Dakar is exhibited, for example Orly Terranova.
Different sectors converge here. For example, the Benetton Renault Formula 1 is perhaps the favorite of both adults and children since our museum is the only one in South America which actually exhibits an F1 car for the general public. In addition, there are other cars from categories like Fomento, Formula 3 and Fuerza Libre.
The historical cars sector has extremely valuable originals, like the 1934 Delahaye. The Highway Touring sector exhibits original cars on a simulated track, whose parts tell the story of this legendary category.
CONSTRUCTION WORK ON THE RACETRACK BEGAN IN 2007 AND ENDED IN MAY 2008. IT WAS CARRIED OUT BY THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT AT A COST OF 144 MILLION ARGENTINE PESOS. EVERY YEAR IT RECEIVES THE MAIN MOTOR RACING CATEGORIES IN THE COUNTRY, INCLUDING NATIONAL TOURING, HIGHWAY TOURING, TC2000 AND TOP RACE.
Since Italian designer Jarno Zaffelli redesigned the speedway in 2013, it holds the Argentine Motorcycle Racing Grand Prix and the World Championship of Motorcycle Racing Moto GP. On August 2, 2013, the speedway was standardized at grade 2 by the International Automobile Federation, which finally gave it its International status, making it possible for the racetrack to receive international motor racing categories, with the exception of Formula 1. The racetrack is also used as a stage Bivouac for the Dakar Rally.