The FINANCIAL — Hyatt Hotels Corporation on December 7 announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Cartagena, the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Colombia.
The opening of the first Hyatt Regency hotel in Colombia is a milestone for Hyatt as it continues to focus on the development of the Hyatt Regency brand across Latin America.
“We are very pleased to welcome Hyatt Regency Cartagena to Colombia,” said Peter Sears, group president – Americas, Hyatt Hotels Corporation. “The opening of Hyatt Regency Cartagena represents Hyatt’s ongoing commitment to developing our global brand footprint in key gateway markets where our guests are increasingly travelling for business or leisure, many of which are located in the thriving Latin American region.”
The Hyatt Regency brand experience is designed around one objective: to connect today’s travelers to who and what matters most to them. Located in the Bocagrande district, Hyatt Regency Cartagena offers close proximity to the city’s iconic tourist attractions, including the Walled City, San Felipe Castle, and Clock Tower, as well as the Getsemaní neighborhood and the Rosario Islands, according to Hyatt.
“Hyatt Regency Cartagena offers a level of upscale quality and a fine attention to detail with the hotel’s design and service. We are confident that the hotel’s spacious accommodations, premier meeting facilities and anticipatory service will remind guests why it’s sometimes good not to be home,” added Myles McGourty, senior vice president in Latin America and Caribbean, Hyatt.
Hyatt Regency Cartagena features 261 guestrooms, including 28 Regency Club suites. With floor-to-ceiling windows, guests can enjoy views of the Caribbean Sea or the bustling Cartagena Port and relish in spaces filled with natural light. Guestrooms feature the conveniences of home coupled with Colombian creativity, from décor to thoughtful amenities.
Authentic Culinary Experiences
The restaurants at Hyatt Regency Cartagena build off Hyatt’s history of culinary excellence.
Kokaú is an interactive restaurant experiences where guests can enjoy the flavors of Colombia under an international gastronomic concept, influenced by local flavors fused with traditional techniques.
Kokaú Bar specializes in artisan cocktails created by mixologists, making drinks transcend in flavors and senses. Open from 5:30 p.m. and strategically located to enjoy sunsets from a dazzling location.
Amacagua Bar & Grill serves the hotel’s three swimming pools to enjoy the Caribbean sunshine outdoors and enjoy a delicious barbecue driven by a culinary concept that combines the simplicity and freshness of Latin ingredients with the sophistication of fire techniques.
Amacagua Lounge features music with desirable cocktails and food options.
Aqoral Spa, named after the luminosity that irradiates from the coral reefs when receiving light from the sun, features six treatment rooms including a couples room, two hydrotherapy suites, and for the first time in Cartagena, an accessible treatment room.
An extensive outdoor area with four pools distributed over three levels is one of the hotel’s highlights. Guests may enjoy the recreational infinity pool or swim at the adult lap pool. A special pool designed for young children on the second level will allow families to connect and enjoy the best views of Cartagena.
The 24-hour fitness center has the latest high-tech cardio and strength training equipment, while offering views of the Bay of Cartagena and pool area.
Hyatt Regency Cartagena is the perfect venue for a variety of events such as weddings, social banquets, exhibitions, meetings, and conferences. With more than 13,000 square feet (1,200 square meters) of flexible meeting and event facilities, the hotel provides thoughtfully designed multifunctional spaces with high-tech audiovisual and lighting solutions.