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April 2, 2012updated Feb 08, 2013

New Luxury Boutique Hotel Opens Summer 2012 in Cartagena

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

New York, New York – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine

Like a jewel in a crown, the new luxury boutique hotel Casa San Agustín will open in Cartagena de Indias in Summer 2012 after a complete renovation. Simply elegant and uniquely authentic, the property features 22 rooms and 9 suites and is destined to set a new standard of luxury in Colombia. The hotel creates an architecturally unique atmosphere by preserving 3 Colonial buildings and an ancient aqueduct. Casa San Agustín sits within the walled city of Cartagena, a designated UNESCO World Heritage site which is rich in palaces, gardens, convents and churches, conserving all the enchantment of the Colonial period. The narrow streets are flanked by beautiful doors and projecting balconies with trailing blooms mimicking the romantic Andalusian style, leaving an indelible mark on this beautiful city nestled on a bay on the Caribbean Sea.

Accommodations feature exceptional amenities, yet it is the unique architectural character of the buildings themselves that make Casa San Agustín such a luxurious experience. Wooden beamed ceilings soar up to 25 feet (6 meters); arched windows allow light to flood into the guest rooms and suites; breezy balconies and flowered terraces create and preserve an authentic Colombian style within the chic yet relaxed atmosphere of Casa San Agustín.

Many furnishings have been crafted by artisans and a series of singularly designed ironwork chandeliers have been designed for the restaurant, bar and outdoor terraces. Pure whites, deep blues and shades of green are reflective of the Caribbean Sea and influence the color palette throughout the hotel. Four-poster beds furnish each room and suite while select number of rooms feature private plunge pools or Jacuzzis. To satisfy the needs of the most discerning traveler, modern technology has been seamlessly woven into every aspect of the hotel.
From the individually decorated rooms and suites with their refined details, Casa San Agustín will resonate with true luxury and authentic sophistication, setting an enduring standard for Cartagena. Tailor-made services provide an added touch of luxury to the amenities that are offered. From assistance with organizing a wedding, to arranging a private boat excursion to the Islas de Rosario, the seasoned professionals at the hotel will manage your requests with ease.

Restaurant Alma
Restaurant Alma will feature al fresco dining in the courtyard of Casa San Agustín and guests of the hotel as well as the locals will gather to imbibe and dine on local specialties. The bar and poolside lounge will invite guests for tapas style portions along with a refreshing mix of cocktails. The chef will showcase the region’s rich choice of produce from freshly caught seafood to local beef.

Private Terrace + Bar
The third floor terrace overlooks the rooftops of the city and will serve as a solarium for hotel guests during the day, offering an alternative place to relax. During the evening, the terrace transforms into a “By Invitation Only” lounge for locals and guests who will enjoy access day or night.

Casa San Agustín
Casa San Agustín is managed by Trust Hospitality, as part of its collection of independently created boutique hotels. High in style, distinct and creative, each of these lifestyle hotels have one-of-a-kind architecture and interior design, allowing guests to expect just as much from their hotel as they do from their destination.

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