Marriott’s Newest Caribbean Hotel Is In Colombia

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

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

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

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

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“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 at Marriott International. “Marriott Hotels has always been a place where guests can seamlessly blend work and relaxation, and Barranquilla, with its vibrant business community, charming heritage, and ever changing food scene, all perfectly located on the banks of the Magdalena River, is the ideal home to this new state-of-the art hotel.”

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

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

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

That’s along with M Club, a Marriott brand signature that “exclusive space to rest, recharge, and refocus, every day at any time. A range of complimentary food and beverage options featuring 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 expanding our global footprint in enriching 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 globe, and 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 pleased to welcome global travelers 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 traveling for business or leisure or a blend 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 quietly seen more and more new hotel development, along with new flights from carriers like Spirit Airlines.. 

For more, visit Marriott Barranquilla.