Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and San Francisco Investments recently announced plans to open a luxury hotel and private residences in Cartagena, Colombia.
Marking the third Four Seasons property in Colombia, this newest hotel will be located in the increasingly popular Getsemani neighborhood just a few steps away from Cartagena’s historic walled city, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Cartagena will revitalise and restore several culturally significant buildings dating as far back as the 16thcentury, including the Cloister of Saint Francis (Claustro de San Francisco) that includes the 16th century Saint Francis Church; the Club Cartagena, a 1920s Beaux Arts structure; and four theaters: Teatro Cartagena, Teatro Calamarí, Teatro Bucanero and Teatro Rialto. These buildings will be brought to life once again through a restoration process aimed at preserving the iconic facades and historic architecture.
For those looking to explore the Caribbean seaside and island beaches, the nearby Bodeguita Pier allows guests to embark on trips to Baru Island or the Colombian archipelago Islas Corales del Rosario. Business travellers will also have direct access to the city’s convention centre located adjacent to the hotel.
“This new Hotel and Private Residences is the perfect project for us to expand our presence in South America, providing us with the rare opportunity to convert such an exceptional collection of historic buildings within a marquee location in one of the region’s most alluring cities,” said , executive v.p. of global business development and portfolio management for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, in press materials.
The new hotel will feature 131 guestrooms, including a Royal Suite and a Presidential Suite. The hotel will offer six onsite food and beverage concepts with both indoor and terrace dining, as well as an atrium lounge. The rooftop pool will offer views of the Cartagena Bay and the ancient walled city, where guests will also find a pool bar and grill, plus private cabanas and day beds. A signature Four Seasons spa, as well as a fitness center will also be available.