Have you noticed how Cartagena, Colombia is quickly becoming THE destination for savvy travelers? Only four hours from New York, and eight from Los Angeles, the draw of this gorgeous city has those-in-the-know booking tickets yesterday.
Cartagena has no shortage of luxury boutique hotels. However one stands above the rest. Situated in the heart of Cartagena’s Old City along the Caribbean coast, the Tcherassi Hotel & Spa from famed Colombian fashion designer Silvia Tcherassi, sits subtly on a colorful, narrow street lined with historic colonial houses. The hotel itself is a carefully renovated 250 year old mansion, with seven unique rooms and suites, each slightly different than the others. Every detail from luxury his and her bathrobes, to the custom bed throw made from Tscherassi labels, reflects the elegant designs Tscherassi is known for.
If you find yourself famished from a day exploring the city, the hotel has an incredible Italian inspired restaurant called Vera on its first floor. Diners sit among the warm glow of an original stone wall and choose from comforting classics and local fresh seafood that gets the menu spotlight. If you fancy a cocktail and snack, visit AquaBar and ask for the bartender, Armando. You won’t be disappointed.
What truly makes Tcherassi so magical is the service they provide. With only seven rooms, each guest is treated like family. No request is too grand (can you set up a private cooking class in a local home? Can you take us to the Bazurto market? Can you book us a private charter to this private island? Can we book massages later then you offer?) and no question is brushed off. By the end of the trip, you’ll likely be on the verge of booking your next trip back.
If you find yourself in Cartagena, be sure to check out this incredible property. Prices range depending on room and season, but they start around $350 per night. For more information visit: www.tcherassihotels.com