Cartagena de Indias is an ideal destination for business tourism. This beautiful city is not only the number one Colombian tourism destination, but is the city that holds most of the events: congresses, conventions, and incentive trips in Colombia. Cartagena is currently ranked the number one Colombian business destination in the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), above Bogota, Medellin, and other main cities.
This type of events are usually linked to a hotel venue, but let me guide you through the 3 best business hotels in Cartagena de Indias to make sure you’ll be staying in the right place.
Located in the modern sector of Cartagena de Indias, the Hilton Hotel is one of the most traditional, yet professional and corporate hotels you will find in the whole city. Staying in this chain hotel will assure that you are in a 5 star hotel, not only because of its amenities, but because of its convenient location.
The hotel features 341 guest rooms and suites. If you are staying in its Executive Tower, then you are for a great treat. These are the best hotel rooms; modern and have direct access to the Executive Lounge which offers a panoramic view of the city.
If you decide to stay in the hotel and dine in, Hilton offers a variety of restaurants that captures the flavors of Cartagena. Visit Las Chivas Restaurant, Pizza Al Forno, or Bar El Cangrejo (The Crab Bar), no need to go out for night entertainment.
Las Americas Beach Resort, a family friendly hotel 15 minutes away from downtown, is another great option to stay, especially if you want to do business or just get away from the city buzz, and enjoy the relaxing Caribbean experience by the sea. Don’t get me wrong, this is also a business friendly hotel. They have a corporate Tower called Torre del Mar (Ocean Tower) which will keep you from any tourist distractions. Even though, you still have the option to join the party if you want.
The corporate tower is also on the on the Caribbean shore with a private Convention Center and offers executives working with all the comforts of modern life, arranged for recreation. Their exclusive pools of endless beauty to the Caribbean ocean is the perfect spot to take a break.
There is no need to get out of these amazing installations; work, and relax having fun at the pool and private beach. After this experience, just be sure to visit their spa fora a complete revival of your body and senses.
Hotel Monterrey is conveniently located steps away from the main Convention Center. This 3 star hotel is not only more affordable, but walking distance to the Convention Center (if you have business there), and walking distance to the Historical Downtown. Find the better of these two worlds; if you are a business traveler that does not mind staying in a 3 stars, yet historical hotel.
Consequent with local architectural traditions, this hotel is located in an elegant republican building. With only 30 rooms beautifully decorated highlighting the Spanish legacy, experience a historic private stay.
On the hotel’s terrace you’ll be delighted by the best views of the walled city. I suggest spending an evening with your significant other or by yourself. Just enjoy the view and let y the history of Cartagena de Indias talk to you.
Even though you are traveling for business and sometimes work can be overwhelming, do not forget that Cartagena de Indias is one of the Caribbean best kept secret destinations, ready to recharge you energies. Make sure that you do not stay in the hotel and discover its magical history, tasty food and vibrant rhythms.