Marriott Hotels has announced the opening of Barranquilla Marriott Hotel in the vibrant Colombian city of Barranquilla, which is known as the “Golden Gate of Colombia,” surrounded by tropical landscapes and the Colombian Caribbean. Featuring modern design, several food and beverage outlets, an outdoor pool, as well as ample meeting space, the new hotel will cater to both business and leisure travelers and give global travelers an opportunity to learn and experience new cultures.
“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.
The hotel's 191 guestrooms and nine suites have a modern design; each has technology-enabled work surfaces, open closets, bathrooms and LED TVs. Additionally, through the partnership between Marriott Hotels and TED, as reported by our sister publication Travel Agent, guests will have access to specially curated in-room TED content to enjoy during their stay.
Barranquilla Marriott Hotel has two restaurants and one bar. Amira Restaurant, whose name pays homage to the women who have enriched the culinary culture of the city, serves dishes made from local products, adding creative twists. Meira Café serves a wide array of Colombian coffee flavors, and local breads and pastries. The Rum Room offers guests unique tastings and pairings, while, available to Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Elite, Titanium Elite and Ambassador Elite members as well as paying guests, M Club offers 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. Additional facilities include a fitness center, laundry service, outdoor swimming pool, and special accommodations for pets.
The hotel has over 19,000 square feet of meeting space, including a ballroom for 750 people.
Located on the Caribbean Coast, Barranquilla is one of the five most important cities in Colombia and a major tourist destination for both locals and travelers. The city is recognized for being the birthplace of renowned musicians, writers, athletes, and fashion designers, as well as being the venue for the main cultural event in Colombia—Carnival of Barranquilla—celebrated for five days every year. Barranquilla is the largest city on the Caribbean coast, located next to the delta of the Magdalena River and close to the Caribbean Sea, serving as a port for river and maritime transportation. To the north of Barranquilla, there are beaches with soft sand and crystal-clear waters.
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