Hilton Expands in Colombia


Hilton Worldwide has signed a management agreement with Fideicomiso Santa Marta Hotel to operate a new build Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in the Caribbean port city of Santa Marta, Colombia.

Scheduled to open in 2017, this new Hilton Santa Marta hotel represents the company’s 14th hotel project in Colombia, including its portfolio of seven existing operating hotels and seven currently under development.

Located on one of the most sought after beach sites in Santa Marta, the beachfront Hilton Santa Marta will form part of the Irotama mixed-use complex in the Bello Horizonte tourist corridor. Just 15 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes from Santa Marta’s downtown and historic city, Hilton Santa Marta will offer guests a prime location on the Caribbean Sea.

Ideal for both leisure and business travellers visiting Colombia’s oldest surviving city, the 17-storey Hilton Santa Marta will offer 261 guest rooms, executive rooms and suites, all outfitted with the Hilton Serenity Collection of amenities. Guests staying in an executive room or suite will enjoy the added benefit of the hotel’s executive floor service and executive lounge, which will offer light snacks and beverages throughout the day.

Dining options will be plentiful with six restaurants and bars, featuring a signature restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner; an executive lunch restaurant; and four bars including a grill bar, pool bar, sky bar and refreshment bar. Other amenities will include an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and spa.

The Hilton Santa Marta will also offer flexible meeting space, including a ballroom, and a business centre.