Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today officially announces the opening of Hilton Bogota Corferias, representing Hilton’s 20th property in the country. As the first full service hotel in the city’s fair and convention district, the 410-room property features more than 13,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting and event space, including the largest terrace in the area that offers both indoor/outdoor space and spectacular mountain views.
“Colombia’s tourism industry continues to set records with a nine percent growth in visitor arrivals last year, maintaining a positive year over year momentum,” said Jorge Giannattasio, senior vice president and head of operations, Caribbean and Latin America, Hilton. “The market’s consistent growth paves the way for further tourism development and we are proud to play a significant role in this boom with the opening of our 20th hotel in the destination – Hilton Bogota Corferias. Hilton has been welcoming guests for nearly 100 years, and we are thrilled to continue extending our mission to be the world’s most hospitable company throughout this incredible country.”
Redefining business travel with first-of-its-kind meeting spaces in the area, Hilton Bogota Corferias forms part of the Corferias complex, spearheaded by the Chamber of Commerce of Bogota to promote industrial, commercial, social and cultural development in the region. Serving as the official hotel for the complex, the property boasts a contemporary design inspired by the city’s natural elements and landscape.
Overlooking the 10,341-foot Monserrate Hill, the hotel’s spacious guest rooms each contain floor-to-ceiling windows, offering unparalleled views of the city and natural light throughout the room. Guests can take advantage of convenient amenities, including a work desk with adjustable lamp, 50-inch HD TVs, a pillow menu and complimentary Wi-Fi. Suites also offer a separate living area for those seeking more spacious accommodations, particularly the Presidential Suite, which features a large living and cocktail area as well as a dining room, two bathrooms and a king guestroom.
The contemporary hotel amenities include:
Paying homage to Colombia’s culinary traditions, Hilton Bogota Corferias features three dining concepts that embrace Colombian culture and showcase locally sourced ingredients. Featuring an urban design with an open kitchen taking center stage, OKA Grill House and Four Eleven Bar offers a dynamic atmosphere with lounge seating inspiring social connectivity where guests can enjoy the tastes of Colombia’s authentic dishes, paired with options from an extensive wine list. Guests on the go can stop by Bon Market and Bar, which offers a variety of grab-and-go items, including specialty sandwiches and salads. The Executive Lounge offers complimentary hot breakfast, evening refreshments and hors d’oeuvres.
MEETINGS + EVENTS
Meeting professionals have access to a 5,815-square-foot main ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows and a capacity for up to 720 and seven breakout rooms totaling 13,200 square feet. Planners can also opt to host their event on a 6,500-square-foot terrace, celebrated as the largest in the city. Within walking distance, business travelers also have access to Agora Convention Center, which was recently completed in late 2017. The five-story glass structure offers nearly 65,000 square feet of event space, ideal for major summits.
FITNESS AND RECREATIONS
Guests can relax by the hotel’s sleek, indoor heated swimming pool and hydro-massage pool. The modern property also features a fully equipped fitness center, steam bath and treatment rooms for massage services.
“Transformed into a global business hub, Bogota has been a key market in our brand’s expansion plans due to the rise in tourism,” said Vera Manoukian, senior vice president and global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts. “With the debut of Hilton Bogota Corferias as the Fairs & Conventions district’s first full-service hotel, our goal is to introduce guests to the brand’s intuitive service and world-class amenities while providing them with a memorable travel experience.”
Located adjacent to the Corferias Bogota Fairground, the hotel offers a privileged location in the town’s main commercial area within close proximity to La Candelaria colonial neighborhood, Gold Museum and the Art Museum of the National University of Colombia. Those looking for adventure can hike up Monserrate Hill or indulge in Colombian cuisine as Bogota is known as the country’s gastronomic epicenter.
Hilton currently has a portfolio of nearly 150 hotels and resorts open and welcoming travelers in 25 countries across the Caribbean and Latin America with 19 hotels in Colombia, including Hilton Bogota and Hilton Cartagena. The company is actively pursuing additional growth opportunities and currently has a robust development pipeline of more than 80 hotels throughout the region, including six in the pipeline for Colombia.