The Marriott Hotels brand has debuted in the city of Barranquilla, the capital of Colombia’s Atlantico department.

The city in northwestern Colombia is known for its annual Carnival of Barranquilla, with beaches located to the north of the city.

Barranquilla Marriott Hotel has a modern design, several F&B outlets, an outdoor pool, fitness centre and 1,765 sqm of meeting space including a ballroom for 750 people.

The 191 rooms and nine suites feature warm wood tones, bright colours, work areas, open closets and LED TVs.

Guests can also enjoy specially curated in-room TED content, following the brand’s partnership with the media organisation.

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The property’s Amira Restaurant offers local cuisine, while the Meira Café showcases Colombian coffee, local breads and pastries. The hotel’s Rum Room also offers liquor tastings and pairings.

The M Club is open to Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Elite, Titanium Elite and Ambassador Elite members as well as guests whose room includes club access, and includes complimentary breakfast, evening drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

Brian King, President, Caribbean and Latin America (CALA), Marriott International, commented:

“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.

“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 everchanging food scene, all perfectly located on the banks of the Magdalena River, is the ideal home to this new state-of-the art hotel.”

Marriott Hotels has over 600 hotels and resorts in 65 countries and territories around the world.