Cartagena continues to lure international travelers with its authentic old world charm, sophisticated Colombian-fusion and Cuban-influenced restaurants, and Caribbean coastline. The latest hot spot in this dynamic city is the new Tcherassi Hotel and Spa. Located in Cartagena’s endlessly evocative historic center, a Unesco World Heritage site, this fashion-forward hotel is a renovated 250-year-old colonial mansion in the heart of the Old City. The property features seven contemporary, hacienda-style suites with expansive private balconies, soaring ceilings, gold dusted walls and sleek interiors. The fashion crowd will certainly feel at home in this high concept space — the designer even named each of the rooms after a fabric used in her apparel collections. His and hers private label Tcherassi bathrobes are available in every room along with custom-made amenities with the designer’s fragrance.
The chic property also features a full-service spa and an indoor/outdoor Italian restaurant, VERA, that serves authentic Italian cuisine. There are four pools to cool off in after basking in the warm Cartagena sun. And when the sun dips into the sea, don’t miss the spectacular 360-degree ocean and city views from the third-floor roof deck.
Opening rates start from $275 per night. Reservations can be made by calling 888/575-2799 or at www.tcherassihotels.com.
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