Barranquilla, Colombia, is Marriott Hotels’ latest stop in Central America, where they recently announced the opening of the Barranquilla Marriott Hotel. The city is known for the annual Carnival of Barranquilla and the beaches to the north.
“Colombia is a destination known for its lively and rich culture with Barranquilla being a bustling seaport and the capital of Cumbia music. We are excited to expand the company’s presence in the country with the opening of Barranquilla Marriott Hotel,” said Brian King, president, Caribbean and Latin America (CALA), Marriott International, in a press statement. “Marriott Hotels has always been a place where guests can seamlessly blend work and relaxation, and Barranquilla, with its vibrant business community, charming heritage, and everchanging food scene, all perfectly located on the banks of the Magdalena River, is the ideal home to this new state-of-the-art hotel.”
The new property has 191 spacious guestrooms and nine suites. Each room features technology-enabled work surfaces, open closets, ensuite bathrooms and LED TVs. Additionally, through its longstanding partnership with TED, guests will have access to specially curated in-room TED content during their stay.
“We are thrilled to bring Marriott Hotels to Barranquilla and continue expanding our global footprint in enriching destinations,” said Jason Nuell, svp, Premium Brands, Marriott International, in a press statement. “The Marriott Hotels name is synonymous with hospitality, earning the trust of travelers around the globe, and Barranquilla Marriott Hotel is poised to continue the brand’s living legacy with its sophisticated spaces, exceptional service, and elevated experiences.”
Barranquilla Marriott Hotel features several food and beverage outlets. Amira Restaurant offers elevated local cuisine, featuring dishes made from local products. Meira Café showcases a coffee ritual, a wide array of Colombian coffee flavors, and local bread and pastries. The Rum Room offers guests unique tastings and pairings in a space dedicated to liquors produced in destinations that grow sugar cane. Available to Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Elite, Titanium Elite, and Ambassador Elite members as well as paying guests, M Club—a brand signature across Marriott Hotels globally—offers them complimentary food and beverage options featuring hot breakfast, evening drinks and hors d’oeuvres, and premium beverages throughout the day. Additional amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, laundry service, outdoor swimming pool, special accommodations for pets and 19,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, including a ballroom for 750 people.
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