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The 18th century meets the 21st in Cartagena de Indias’ Casa Pestagua, a luxury boutique hotel that reopened its doors after a 15-million-dollar facelift. The beautifully restored property not only boasts a refurbished lobby, restaurant, bar and gym but also received a complete makeover of its guestrooms and the addition of five new suites, bringing the total number of accommodations to 16.

“We are thrilled to reopen Casa Pestagua in Cartagena,” said the hotel’s general manager Carolina Bernal in a press statement. “Our goal is to provide our guests with an unforgettable experience that combines luxury, comfort, and a sense of history. We believe that the hotel’s unique setting, combined with our personalized service, will make Casa Pestagua one of the most sought-after destinations in the city.”

Casa Pestagua’s New Look

The public areas include a lush courtyard with a swimming pool and the new restaurant and bar—Anima—with a gourmet menu that highlights Colombia’s Caribbean soul with a refined twist. The restaurant was redone to reflect the country’s biodiversity and verdant landscapes, and the Anima Bar will be a perfect meeting place for your clients to relax with the mixologist’s latest libation after a long day of exploration.

The hotel now boasts 11 suites, including the three-bedroom Count de Pestagua and Madariaga suites, each with private elevator access and terraces with Jacuzzis and views of Cartagena and the Caribbean Sea. Casa Pestagua is the country’s only Relais & Chateaux property and is a sister property to Hotel Casa San Agustin, a Leading Hotels of the World member. Both are located in the Walled City of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia’s UNESCO World Heritage site.

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