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Colombian hotel scoops top prize at the Boutique Hotel Awards in London

Colombia’s Hotel Quadrifolio was the winner in the ‘Best Boutique Hotel in the Americas’ category during Friday evening’s prestigious World Boutique Hotel Awards ceremony at the Montcalm hotel in central London. The Cartagena property is the latest Colombian hotel to be to be recognised by industry experts for outstanding quality, service and luxury. 

The World Boutique Hotel Awards are the first and only international awards scheme exclusively dedicated to recognising unique excellence among luxury boutique hotels. The nominee hotels are each evaluated for design, dining, facilities, architecture, location and for the quality of staff service. A panel of thirty travel industry experts, including luxury travel journalists, decided on the final winners.

Hotel Quadrifolio beat off stiff opposition in the highly competitive America’s category to the delight of the hotel operator and staff. Located inside the ancient UNESCO protected walls of Colombia's colonial city of Cartagena, the hotel forms part of what once were 17th Century ruins.

Now beautifully restored with arched corridors offering light and shade, ornamental balusters framing balconies and age-old columns rising in palatial grandeur, the hotel has been described as a work of art. The intimate hotel has just eight guests rooms and adheres to its four founding principles of elegance; privacy; service; and comfort.

Each bedroom is wonderfully large with spacious bathrooms and no detail has been spared. There are tropical rain showers, walk-in wardrobes, anti-allergenic pillows and large flat-screen TVs in every room. On the ground floor the residents restaurant serves rich flavours of the Caribbean and international fare, while upstairs, the sunny roof terrace provides space to kick back and de-stress in a Jacuzzi.

ProColombia, the government agency charged with the promotion of tourism to Colombia, is thrilled by the award. Felipe Angel, of the agency’s UK office, said ‘We are delighted for the whole team at Hotel Quadrifolio; it is always a pleasure so see Colombian hotels recognised in this way. Our country now boasts some of the finest boutique hotels in the world; we invite UK holidaymakers to experience the luxury, quality and a Colombian warm welcome for themselves.'

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