Meliá Hotels International continues its international growth in Colombia with the announcement of the opening of the new Meliá Cartagena in Cartagena de Indias, scheduled for December 2016. Cartagena is a strategic location in the Caribbean and one of the prime destinations for a vacations and business events.
Meliá Cartagena will provide 154 rooms, a “destination-restaurant” and a buffet restaurant, a bar, spa, Beach Club and rooms for meetings and events, one of the fastest growing segments in the region.
The Hotel is located in an idyllic setting, on the beach and very close to the 18-hole Karibana golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus, just 15 minutes from the historic center of Cartagena de Indias and 10 minutes from the Rafael Núñez International Airport.
Declared a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site in 1984, Cartagena de Indias is an emerging destination in the Colombian Caribbean providing lush scenery, beautiful beaches, exciting nightlife, internationally-famous cultural festivals, and great dining. As Gabriel Escarrer, Vice Chairman and CEO of Meliá declared, “Meliá Cartagena shows our company’s commitment to a new vacation destination for international travellers strengthening our brand portfolio in a market which we consider a priority”.
Developers, BASKARIBEÑA DE SERVICIOS S.A.S. and PROMOTORA KARMAIRI S.A.S. also declared their satisfaction with the new project, and their commitment to providing the facilities and services to make the new Meliá Cartagena de Indias a benchmark for hospitality in Cartagena and Colombia.