When it was constructed in 1902, this narrow pink building was the English Hotel. For a short period of time in the late 1930’s it was remodeled into the Queen Victoria Hotel before it was severely damaged by an earthquake. It is now the Hotel Reina Victoria located at Plaza Sotomayor. The square’s namesake is Rafael Sotomayor. He was the Minister of War and the Chilean Navy at the onset of the Pacific War in 1879.