Scheduled to open in 2 quarter of 2014, the 280-room InterContinental Cartagena will be located in the city’s Bocagrande district, a beachfront property on San Martin Avenue that is approximately two miles from the historic walled Old City and five miles from Rafael Nuñez International Airport. The hotel will be one of the anchors of a 215,000-square-foot, mixed-used development that includes a casino, upscale retail shops, movie theaters and restaurants. The property itself will include more than 16,000 square feet of meeting space, a spa, fitness center and various restaurants and bars.
Located on the northern coast of Colombia, Cartagena is one of the oldest cities in the Americas, founded by the Spanish conquistador Pedro de Heredia in 1533. Its famed colonial Old City and San Felipe fortress is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its historical value. With a population of more than 1.2 million, Cartagena is Colombia’s fifth-largest urban area and a key financial center in the Caribbean, as well as one of the region’s most popular tourist destinations. Its unique old world charm, coupled with major new urban centers, has made Cartagena one of the country’s most successful cities.