Marriott Hotels, the signature flag of Marriott Bonvoy’s 30 notable hotel brands, continues to expand its global footprint with the highly-anticipated opening of the Barranquilla Marriott Hotel in the bustling city of Barranquilla, Colombia, also known as the capital of Cumbia music.
Inspired by the lush tropical landscapes and colours of the Colombian Caribbean, the 191-hotel features modern, thoughtful design, food and beverage outlets, an outdoor pool, and ample meeting space. It is set to become a sought-after destination for global travellers who appreciate the seamless blend of business and leisure travel while immersing themselves in the local culture.
“The Marriott Hotels name is synonymous with hospitality, earning the trust of travellers 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,” said Jason Nuell, Senior Vice President, Premium Brands, Marriott International.
Exemplifying Marriott Hotels’ continued evolution, Barranquilla Marriott Hotel draws guests with its contemporary, comfortable spaces as soon as they arrive in the Greatroom lobby – the stylish hub of the hotel where guests can combine work with pleasure.
The hotel comprises 191 spacious guestrooms and nine suites boasting modern, thoughtful design characterised by warm wood tones reflecting the area’s tropical dry forest vegetation, bright and cheerful colours, flooded with natural light and weaving in distinct Colombian character. Each room includes technology-enabled work surfaces, open closets to rid fears of leaving clothes behind, relaxing bathrooms, and LED TVs. In addition, thanks to the first-of-its-kind, longstanding partnership between Marriott Hotels and TED, guests will have access to specially curated in-room TED content to enjoy during their stay.
Barranquilla Marriott Hotel is home to two restaurants and one bar, inviting guests to immerse themselves in local culture through food, music, and classic Colombian hospitality. Amira Restaurant, whose name nods to the women who have enriched the city’s culinary culture, delights diners with elevated local cuisine made from locally-sourced ingredients, adding innovative twists. Meira Café showcases a coffee ritual and serves an array of Colombian coffee flavours, local breads and pastries. The Rum Room offers guests unique tastings and pairings in a space dedicated to liquors produced in destinations that grow sugar cane. For members of Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Elite, Titanium Elite, and Ambassador Elite status, as well as paying guests, the brand signature M Club offers an exclusive area to rest, recharge, and refocus, anytime, any day. A selection of complimentary food and beverage options, including hot breakfast, evening drinks and hors d’oeuvres, and premium beverages, are offered throughout the day. Additional amenities include:
- A state-of-the-art fitness centre.
- Laundry service.
- Outdoor swimming pool.
- Special accommodations for four-legged guests.
The hotel’s Next Gen Meeting Spaces were designed to foster collaboration and can adapt to various formats and group sizes. The hotel is the perfect destination for business or social gatherings with over 19,000 square feet of meeting space, including a ballroom for up to 750 people.
“We are pleased to welcome global travellers and locals alike to our new hotel with an enriching experience inspired by the local and cheerful culture of the city of Barranquilla,” said Marcela Steffens, General Manager, Barranquilla Marriott Hotel. “Offering a prime location whether travelling for business or leisure or a blend of the two, we look forward to delivering excellence at every turn with heartfelt service.”
The new Marriott hotel is located on the Caribbean Coast, Barranquilla, also known as “The Golden Gate of Colombia.” Barranquilla is one of the country’s five most important cities and a major tourist destination for locals and travellers. The city is famous for being the birthplace of many highly successful musicians, writers, athletes, and fashion designers. It is also the venue for the main cultural event in Colombia – Carnival of Barranquilla – for five days full of magic, music, colour, and joy that is celebrated annually. Barranquilla is the biggest city on the Caribbean coast, next to the delta of the Magdalena River and close to the Caribbean Sea, serving as a river and maritime transportation seaport. To the north of Barranquilla sits some of the best Colombian beaches, with soft sand and sapphire waters.