Charleston Penthouse Suite
Key selling points: Every detail of this recently renovated space was devised with guest expectations in mind, and the new styling exudes a minimalist modern approach tempered by colonial Colombian flair.
A private balcony provides exceptional views of the city below.
Standout service: A VIP guest needed transportation during his stay, but the hotel’s Cadillac Escalade was unavailable, so the guest was chauffeured in the general manager’s own car.
Style: Minimalist with colonial touches, by Humberto Gomez, 2012
Special amenities: Two 52-inch Samsung flat-screen TVs, 600-thread-count Sferra linens, two iPads, Nespresso machine, fresh fruit daily, Caribbean artisan candy at turndown
Square footage: 1,399
Number of rooms in suite: Two
Number of bathrooms: Three
Number of rooms and suites in hotel: 89, including 15 suites
Who’s slept here?: Hillary Clinton, Jennifer Lopez
Nightly rate: $1,500
Location: Centro Plaza de Santa Teresa, Carrera 3a No. 31-23, Cartagena