4-29 Calle de Ayos (Calle 35)
Cartagena de Indias
Set in a beautiful 17th century colonial mansion Amarla Cartagena is our first boutique hotel in the collection. It has been designed as a timeless experience of Cartagena, its culture, gastronomy, arts, architecture, and history.
We created a concept that transports the guest into a sanctuary amongst the hustle and bustle of the historic district of Cartagena de Indias. With a series of signature experiences and unique design of each room Amarla Cartagena is a distinctive hotel with one of the best locations possible. The quality of service and our social and ecological sustainability programs insure a very high standard of guest experience while impacting positively our surroundings.
This seven bed boutique hotel counts with a state of the art kitchen, breakfast patio, banquette table, lounge, roof top pool, bar, spa treatments area, various dining and entertainment areas, and beautiful balconies. We wanted to keep the feel of a grand family home with personable yet very attentive service. It was critical to maintain the character and integrity of the building which is certainly one of the major attractions of visiting Cartagena.
The rooms are decorated with antiques and art from around the region and further afield. This gives each room individual character and a real feeling of history and craftsmanship. You will find in your bathroom silk bathrobes and the best toiletries, while in the room we have a mini bar stocked with delicious treats from Colombia.
We collaborated with some fantastically talented artists and artisans on this project to give some real depth and intrigue to the design. Each room is inspired by a tropical bird of the area, and features its own unique design. We wanted to create a centre piece that would impact the guest, and what better than a 3 metre high triplet of hand painted wallpaper panels by De Gournay of London to achieve this (www.degournay.com)
The bedrooms and library feature hand woven rugs by Verdi of Bogota (www.verdidesign.com). They where created especially for the hotel and are made from copper and natural fibres in the hill near Bogota.