Hilton’s Curio Brand to Debut in Colombia

Cartagena, Colombia
The new Curio hotel will be on Tierra Bomba Island, 15 minutes from Cartagena. // Photo by alexmillos/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Hilton has signed three new hotels in Colombia to its portfolio: the Atolón Hotel Cartagena Tierra Bomba, Curio Collection by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn Pereira and Hilton Garden Inn Cartagena. Currently, Hilton has 18 hotels in the country.

Currently under construction with a planned opening in early 2019, the Atolón Hotel Cartagena Tierra Bomba, Curio Collection by Hilton will mark the Curio brand’s Colombia debut. The new, 66-room property will be set on Tierra Bomba Island, which is approximately 15 minutes by boat from Cartagena. The hotel will have a rooftop bar and restaurant, swimming pools, spa and private beaches.

Already under construction, a 69-room Hilton Garden Inn will also be opening in Cartagena’s high-end neighborhood of Bocagrande, representing Hilton’s fourth hotel in the city. The property’s opening is planned for the first quarter of 2020.

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Also opening in the first quarter of 2020, the Hilton Garden Inn Pereira will be the company’s first hotel in Pereria, which forms part of Colombia’s coffee axis and the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia. Set to begin construction this month, the 164-room property will be part of a mixed-use development including retail, offices and a private clinic.

In a written statement, Juan Corvinos, vice president, development, Latin America and the Caribbean, Hilton, noted that Colombia’s tourism industry has been growing, with an increase of 24 percent in international visitors from 2016 to 2017 and the recent approval of 20 new international routes.

In the last year, Hilton has opened five hotels across three brands in the country, including the in-market debut of the Conrad Hotels & Resorts brand in Cartagena. Early next year, Hilton plans to open the Hilton Bogota Corferias Convention Center, located in the city’s commercial area.

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