The vertical garden made out of more than 3,000 local plants
The bejeweled chef’s jacket — Tcherassi’s take on chef’s whites — hanging in the open-air Gran Salon like a work of art
What To Know
Rooms facing the street can get noisy
The rooftop pool is small; stake out a spot in the water before the crowds hit
The on-site Vera restaurant is excellent, but it’s Italian. If you’re craving local flavors, ask staff for nearby suggestions
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Design-forward hipster haven in a converted colonial mansion, with a rooftop pool and an Italian restaurant
Colonial mansion–turned–boutique hotel, fashion designer Silvia Tcherassi’s eponymous hotel is a showcase of her signature colorful and feminine style. Thumping music and a giant portrait of the designer in the lobby make a dramatic first impression, but like so many of the city’s colonial homes, the central courtyard is the heart of the action. Here, Tcherassi’s introduced her own spin: a giant, living wall of more than 3,000 plants above the pool.
Bed & Bath
Off the light-flooded hallways, each of the seven guestrooms is individually decorated and named after a fabric used in Tcherassi’s fashion collections. Considered design touches range from whimsical “torn” fabric bedspreads to feathery pendant lamps, and most have balconies and soaring ceilings. Bathrooms, like bedrooms, favor an open-plan layout and all are individually designed — expect an immense rain shower set against an original 250-year-old stone wall in one room, and a deep soaking tub beside a picture window in another.
Aquabar is a seductive spot to grab an evening cocktail before heading down to the hotel’s phenomenal restaurant, Vera. Overseen by chef Andrés Hoyos, the restaurant occupies much of the open-air Gran Salon and serves a menu of fresh, coastal Italian dishes. Sybarites can lounge out in the hotel’s sweet, two-room spa, or find a different sort of relaxation on the hotel’s roof deck, with daybeds and panoramic views of the city and Caribbean Sea.
Calle del Sargento Mayor 6-21
How to Get There
Flights are available from major U.S. cities to Barranquilla International Airport (BAQ) and Rafael Núñez International Airport (CTG) from major U.S. cities on a variety of carriers. Transfers are available from BAQ are available for approximately $180 for up to three passengers, to BAQ for approximately $22 per person, each way, and to/from CTG for approximately $48 per car, round-trip; all transfers can be arranged through the property. Taxis are available to/from CTG for approximately $7, each way. Taxis to/from BAQ are not recommended.