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Hilton Cartagena Hotel

     

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    There's only one hotel in Cartagena that ticks all the boxes for the most powerful man on earth - the Hilton.

    The only Cartagena hotel that could host Barack Obama and arguably the world's biggest entourage during the 2012 Summit of the Americas was this 341-room beach resort in El Laguito.

    Obama's historic stay made him the first US president to spend the night in Colombia. He enjoyed his Cartagena retreat so much he even promised to come back with the wife and kids.

    You will see why. Offering up great sea views and boasting its own secluded stretch of Caribbean sand, the hotel remains in a league of its own.

    Catering to a diverse public that stretches from the world's most powerful man down, from power-dressing mining executives to sun-seekers, the Hilton has something for everyone.

    Whether you want to relax and enjoy Cartagena with your family, take care of business or hold your own regional summit, you're in the right place.

    Built in 1980 its amenities have kept Colombia's most beautiful crowd - it hosts the Señorita Colombia beauty contestants every year - coming back for three decades.

    Boasting the best swimming pools (four, in fact) in Cartagena and plenty of family fun you probably won't want to leave the watery comfort of the hotel's inter-linking pool complex complete with waterslide, fountains, and firm family favourite, a swim-up bar.

    But there's so much more to the Hilton Cartagena than the city's premier pool complex, like not having to deal with traffic in a bikini. The hotel's proximity to the beach is a big draw.

    As the only hotel with a fully integrated conference centre, being able sneak out of the after-lunch session to take a dip in the Caribbean sea and not be missed at the networking cocktail event is a true treat for pasty northern hemisphere executives looking to sneak a little winter sun while travelling on business.

    Beat the Cartagena heat by soaking up the cool Alicios sea breezes flowing in from the north with a Piña Colada under the shade of the Mango and Almond trees in the hotel's spacious beachfront garden.

    Not relaxed enough? Unwind with a massage or sauna at the wellbeing centre or hit the city's best tennis courts with professional tutors on hand to help you brush up on your backhand or make the most of the state-of-the-art fitness centre to look great on the beach.

    There are plenty of gourmet options to keep you from needing to leave your presidential compound as well. From the Hilton's buffet breakfast to fried fish with coconut rice and plantain at the beachside, Tibabuyes Kiosk or dining at the re-styled Las Chivas Restaurant - with its own tropical Gaston Betelli mural - or wood-fired pizza at Al Fornoyour, gourmet cravings will be well catered to.

    As you would expect from the world's most famous corporate hotel chain, every kind of event from glittering high-society weddings to major conferences take place in its generous halls with rooms that can hold up to 2,300 people.

    If you are looking for a little extra comfort, follow the big-hitting execs and tag on some added luxury, and for extra networking opportunities, in the Executive Lounge where you can soak up great panoramic views of the city and down complimentary drinks and nibbles.

    THIS IS WHAT WE LOVE
    * The hotel is perfect for families away from the hustle and bustle of the city featuring a pool complex for the kids
    * There are plently of watersports to try nearby including kitesurfing, windsurfing and stand up paddle surfing
    * As most of the hotel's clients are in Cartagena for business during the week, you can enjoy discount rates for families over most low-season weekends
    * The hotel offers special money-saving deals for families and couples
    * Being right on the beach and not having to deal with traffic in a bikini
    * Being able to sneak out of the conference unnoticed and take a dip in the Caribbean sea and still be back in time for the networking cocktail event

    WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
    * The Hilton is a 10-minute taxi ride to Cartagena's Historic Centre. City Tours and Historic Walking Tours can be arranged to explore the city's historic charms
    * A 16% VAT tax is levied on the room price for Colombian residents. Non-residents don't need to pay. (Restrictions may apply)
    * Guest rooms don't include free Wi-Fi but there is access to free service in the lobby and lounge areas downstairs
    * Head in to Bocagrande or the Old Town if you want to explore the city's culinary delights

    THIS IS CARTAGENA BENEFITS
    We know the city better than anyone. Our talented team of local insiders has hand picked the very best the city has to offer. From tailor-made tours andbona fide experiences to the best places to stay, eat and play in Cartagena, we've got the keys to the city.

    We'll leave them under the welcome mat for you. 

    BUY LOCAL & UNLOCK THE CITY
    We're a local company. Book with us and you get:

    * Up to 30% off the best tours & experiences in Cartagena
    * Exclusive deals on boat and yacht rentals
    * City Concierge services. Get exactly what you want, when you want
    * Table reservations at Cartagena's best restaurants
    * The local lowdown on what's happening in Cartagena during your stay
    * Our local knowledge at your fingertips 

    If you're looking for some help organising your trip or have a question that needs answering, contact our City Concierge team:reservations@ticartagena.com 


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    FACILITIES:

    • Air Conditioning
    • Dry cleaning
    • Restaurant
    • Family rooms
    • Gym
    • Spa
    • Swimming Pool
    • Golf
    • Jacuzzi
    • Meeting rooms
    • Non-smoking
    • Parking
    • Pets Allowed
    • Airport Shuttle Service
    • Tennis court
    • TV
    • Wheel chair access
    • Room service
    • 24-Hour
    • Mini-bar
    • Lounge bar
    • Safe Deposit Box

    Address and contact

    ADDRESS: Avenida Almirante Brion, El Laguito, Cartagena, Colombia
    TEL: +57 (5) 660 9128
    OPENING HOURS: 06:30-23:00
    CHECK-IN: 15:00
    CHECK-OUT: 12:00
    ROOMS: 341
    FOOD: Local and International
    From $ 268/night
    2 nights

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    • Standard Double (Low Season)
      $ 268/night
      The best value-for-money are the standard guestrooms, recently renovated in beautiful blue and violet tones, complete with all the mod cons including coffee maker and excellent bathroom amenities. THIS RATE IS NOT AVAILABLE IN HIGH SEASON (Dec 15-Jan15))
    • Standard Twin (Low Season)
      $ 268/night
      The best value-for-money are the standard guestrooms, recently renovated in beautiful blue and violet tones, complete with all the mod cons including coffee maker and excellent bathroom amenities. THIS RATE IS NOT AVAILABLE IN HIGH SEASON (Dec 15-Jan15)

     

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    Hilton Cartagena Hotel Avenida Almirante Brion, El Laguito, Cartagena, Colombia
    From USD$ 268
    per night
    5 stars