Hilton (NYSE: HLT) officially announced the opening of the Hilton Bogotá Corferias, which represents the twentieth Hilton 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 2,200 square meters of flexible meeting and event space, including the largest terrace in the area offering indoor space , exterior and spectacular views towards the mountains.
“During the last year, the tourism industry in Colombia broke records with nine percent growth in the arrival of tourists, maintaining a positive momentum year after year,” said Jorge Giannattasio, senior vice president and chief of operations for the Caribbean and America Hilton Latina. “With the continued growth of the market, we have focused on promoting the development of tourism and we are proud to play a significant role in this boom with the opening of our 20th hotel in the country, the new Hilton Bogotá Corferias.” Hilton has been receiving guests for almost 100 years, and we are excited to continue extending our mission to be the most hospitable global company in this incredible country. ”
Redefining business trips with the first meeting spaces in the area, the new Hilton Bogotá Corferias arrives to form part of the Corferias complex, headed by the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá, to promote the industrial, commercial, social and cultural development of the region. Being the official hotel of the fair district, the property sports a contemporary design inspired by the natural elements and the landscape of the city.
The hotel’s spacious rooms, overlooking the Monserrate hill of 3,100 meters, have floor-to-ceiling windows that offer an unparalleled view of the city and natural light. Guests will enjoy the different amenities offered by the room such as a pillow menu and complimentary Wi-Fi. The suites are also equipped with a separate living room for those looking for more spacious accommodation, in particular the Presidential Suite, which has a large living room and a cocktail area, plus a dining room, two bathrooms and a King Room. .
The hotel’s contemporary amenities include:
Paying tribute to the culinary traditions of Colombia, the Hilton Bogotá Corferias presents three gastronomic concepts that embrace the Colombian culture and exhibit ingredients of local origin. With an urban design and an open kitchen that occupies a central place, OKA Grill House and the Four Eleven Bar offer a dynamic lounge-like atmosphere, inspired by social connectivity where guests can enjoy the flavors of authentic Colombian dishes, paired with a wine list of varied options. Guests traveling can visit the Bon Market and Bar, which offers a variety of items to take away, such as special sandwiches and salads. The Executive Lounge offers breakfast, drinks and snacks.
Meetings and events
Event organizers will have access to a main hall with 540 square meters, floor to ceiling windows with natural light and a capacity of up to 800 people plus seven interactive rooms with a total of 1,229 square meters. The planners can also choose to organize their event on the largest terrace in the area with 603 square meters. Within walking distance, visitors have access to the Ágora Convention Center, which completed its construction at the end of 2017. The five-story glass structure offers approximately 6,000 square meters of event space, ideal for large conventions.
Fitness and recreation
Guests can relax in the hotel’s elegant indoor heated pool and whirlpool. The modern property also has a fully equipped gym, Turkish bath and massage rooms.
“Transformed into a global business center, Bogotá has been a key market in the expansion plans of our brand due to the increase in tourism,” said Vera Manoukian, senior vice president and global director of Hilton Hotels & Resorts. “With the debut of the Hilton Bogotá Corferias as the first full-service hotel in the area, our goal is to introduce guests to the differential value of the brand and first-class services, while providing an unforgettable travel experience”.
Located next to the Corferias Bogotá exhibition center, the hotel offers a privileged location in the main commercial area of the city, very close to the Historic Center, La Candelaria, the Gold Museum and the Art Museum of the National University of Colombia. Those looking for adventures can climb the Cerro de Monserrate or enjoy Colombian cuisine, as Bogotá is known as the gastronomic epicenter of the country.
Hilton Bogotá Corferias is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest loyalty program for the 17 Hilton hotel brands. Members who book directly have instant access to benefits such as flexible payment that allows them to choose almost any combination of points and money to reserve a stay, a member-exclusive discount, free standard Wi-Fi, and access to the Hilton Honors mobile app.
Currently, Hilton has a portfolio of almost 150 hotels and resorts available to travelers in 25 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. In Colombia, it offers 20 hotel properties including Hilton Bogotá and Hilton Cartagena. The company is constantly looking for growth opportunities and has a solid development of more than 80 hotels throughout the region, including four in the chain for Colombia.