MARRIOTT HOTELS DEBUTS IN ONE OF COLOMBIA’S MOST VIBRANT DESTINATIONS WITH THE OPENING OF THE BARRANQUILLA MARRIOTT HOTEL

Inspired by the spirit of the Colombian Caribbean, the 191-room hotel invites guests to immerse themselves in local culture when visiting Barranquilla

BETHESDA, MD., August 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Marriott Hotelsthe iconic flag of Marriott Bonvoy’s 30 Extraordinary Hotel Brands, today announced the opening of the highly anticipated Marriott Barranquilla Hotela tribute to the bustling town of Barranquilla known as the “Golden Gate of Colombia“, surrounded by lush tropical landscapes and the colors of the Colombian Caribbean. Featuring a modern and thoughtful design, multiple food and beverage outlets, a serene outdoor pool, as well as ample meeting space, the new hotel is set to become an ideal destination for travelers from around the world who enjoy the mix of business and leisure travel, while learning and experiencing new cultures.

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 KingPresident, Caribbean and Latin America (CALA), 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 for this new state-of-the-art hotel.”

Illustrating the continued evolution of Marriott hotels, guests are drawn to contemporary and comfortable spaces, inviting them to relax from the moment they arrive, starting with the Greatroom lobby – a stylish center of the hotel that allows guests to combine work and pleasure. The 191 spacious rooms and nine suites feature a modern, thoughtful design characterized by warm wood tones reflecting the dry tropical forest vegetation typical of the region, bright and cheerful colors, flooded with natural light and weaving a unique Colombian character. Each room has tech-equipped work surfaces, open closets to ease fears of leaving clothes behind, relaxing bathrooms, and LED TVs. Additionally, through the longstanding and unique partnership with Marriott Hotels and TED, guests will have access to specially curated in-room TED content to enjoy during their stay.

“We are excited 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 Barranquilla Marriott Hotel is poised to continue the brand’s living legacy with its sophisticated spaces, exceptional service and elevated experiences. “

The Barranquilla Marriott Hotel has two restaurants and a bar, inviting guests to experience local culture through Colombian food, music, and hospitality. Amira-Restaurantwhose name pays homage to the women who have enriched the culinary culture of the city, delights diners with a spicy regional cuisine, featuring dishes made from local products, adding creative touches. Meira Cafe presents a coffee ritual, a wide range of Colombian coffee flavors, as well as local breads and pastries. The Rum Room offers its customers unique tastings and pairings in a space dedicated to liqueurs produced in destinations that grow sugar cane. Available to Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Elite, Titanium Elite and Ambassador Elite members as well as paying guests, M-Club – a brand signature across Marriott hotels around the world – is an exclusive space to rest, recharge and refocus, anytime, everyday. 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 amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, laundry service, outdoor pool, and special accommodations for four-legged people.

Designed to foster collaboration, the hotel’s Next Gen meeting spaces can accommodate a variety of group formats and sizes. With over 19,000 square feet of meeting space including a ballroom for 750 people, the hotel is the perfect destination for business or social gatherings.

“We are delighted 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, 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.”

Nestled on the Caribbean coast, Barranquilla, also known as the “Golden Gate of Colombia“, is one of the five most important cities of Colombia and a major tourist destination for locals and travelers. The city is recognized for being the birthplace of renowned musicians, writers, athletes and fashion designers, as well as being the location of the main cultural event of ColombiaBarranquilla Carnival – for five days full of magic, music, colors and joy celebrated every year. Barranquilla is the largest city in the Caribbean coast, located next to the Magdalena River delta and close to the Caribbean Sea, serving as a port for river and sea transport. North of Barranquilla there are some of the best Colombian beaches, with soft sand and crystal clear waters.

The Barranquilla Marriott Hotel will participate in Marriott Bonvoy – Marriott International’s award-winning travel program – allowing members to earn and redeem points for their stay at the new hotel and other hotels and resorts in the extraordinary portfolio of Marriott Bonvoy brands. With the Marriott Bonvoy app, members enjoy a level of personalization and a contactless experience that allows them to travel with peace of mind.

For reservations and more information, please visit www.marriotthotels.com.

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