The estate was purchased by Moses and Rosa Blanca Rivera at 1.926 to the family business began growing coffee. In 1970, Arthur had inherited land from their parents and, with his wife Susan, built what is now Hotel Atitlan. The first wing was input, bar,restaurant and 14 rooms were completed in December 1.971. The second wing of 29 rooms was completed in 1.974 and the final construction of 22 rooms at 1.992.
In total there are 60 rooms, each decorated individually by members of the family with its own private balcony and breathtaking views.