Marriott’s Newest Caribbean Hotel Is in Colombia

Colombia’s Caribbean coast is booming, with new hotels, new visitors and a wave of new investment.

And while much of that activity has been centered on Cartagena and the offshore island of San Andres, another destination has heated up: Barranquilla.

And that now includes Marriott, which just opened its new Caribbean hotel in the town of Barranquilla.

The new Barranquilla Marriott hotel, located in the “Golden Gate of Colombia”, has 191 rooms and nearly 20,000 square feet of meeting space.

“Colombia is a destination known for its vibrant and rich culture, with Barranquilla being a bustling seaport and the music capital of Cumbia. We are excited to expand the company’s presence in the country with the opening of the Barranquilla Marriott Hotel,” said Brian King, President, Caribbean and Latin America, Marriott International. “Marriott hotels have always been a place where guests can seamlessly combine work and relaxation, and Barranquilla, with its vibrant business community, charming heritage and ever-evolving dining scene, all perfectly situated on the shores of the Magdalena River, is the perfect home in this new, state-of-the-art hotel.”

The new hotel has several dining concepts, an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center and special accommodations for pets.

This includes two restaurants: Amira, serving “elevated local cuisine” and Meira Cafe, which features a coffee ritual and an assortment of local breads and pastries.

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And then there’s the Rum Room, a rum bar that showcases selections of Colombian and regional rums, with regular tastings and pairings, a nod to Colombia’s growing rum industry.

This is how M Club, a signature of the Marriott brand, “an exclusive space to rest, recharge and refocus, every day at any time. A range of complimentary food and beverage options including hot breakfast, evening drinks and hors d’oeuvres, and premium beverages are offered throughout the day.

“We are thrilled to bring Marriott Hotels to Barranquilla and continue to expand our global footprint in rewarding destinations,” said Jason Nuell, Senior Vice President, Premium Brands, Marriott International. “The Marriott Hotels name is synonymous with hospitality, earning the trust of travelers around the world, and the Barranquilla Marriott Hotel is poised to continue the brand’s living legacy with its sophisticated spaces, exceptional service and elevated experiences. .”

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Inside a room.

“We are thrilled to welcome global travelers and locals to our new hotel with an enriching experience inspired by the local and joyful culture of the city of Barranquilla,” said Marcela Steffens, General Manager of the Barranquilla Marriott Hotel. “Offering a prime location, whether traveling for business or leisure or a mix of the two, we look forward to delivering excellence at every turn with heartfelt service.”

While Cartagena is Colombia’s best-known Caribbean destination, Barranquilla has seen more and more new hotel developments, as well as new flights from carriers like Spirit Airlines.

To learn more, visit Marriott Barranquilla Hotel.

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