Accor announced the opening of its third Sofitel-branded property in the country, with stunning views of the Caribbean and a nursery cultivating native plant species.
Already welcoming its first guests, this new property offers a luxurious retreat on the idyllic white sands of Isla Barú.
Celebrate local culture and biodiversity
The Sofitel Barú Calablanca Beach Resort combines the French roots of the luxury hotel brand with inspiration drawn from its coastal Caribbean setting. The resort is located 25 minutes from Cartagena in the midst of the natural beauty of Isla Barú.
In total, the resort comprises 187 elegant rooms and suites, including a Presidential Suite. In addition, the accommodations offered here have balconies and terraces facing the turquoise waters of the Caribbean.
David Mulin, General Manager of Sofitel Barú Calablanca Beach Resort, said: “We are delighted to present our project as an environmentally conscious hotel that will raise Barú’s tourist profile and bring the destination onto the global luxury scene. This tropical paradise has it all: biodiversity, natural landscapes and, above all, a cultural identity that makes it unique in the Caribbean.
Reflecting the extraordinary biodiversity of its environment, the resort is committed to following sustainable practices. It even has its own nursery on site, where a multitude of native plant species are grown.
“This is the first and only hotel in Barú and the Colombian Caribbean to have LEED certification, recognized worldwide for excellence in sustainable construction,” said Thomas Dubaere, CEO of Accor in South America . “This approval demonstrates the hotel’s commitment to be a sustainable and environmentally friendly operation.”
A varied F&B program
The third resort of the Sofitel brand in Colombia has three restaurants and up to seven bars, each under the culinary direction of chef Patrice Guaus.
Calablanca Restaurant and Bar serves traditional Colombian and Mediterranean dishes, highlighting local products and ancestral cooking techniques. Another culinary highlight is the Humo Restaurant and Bar, which uses a robata concept, while other prominent social spaces include the Lobby Lounge, La Pergola rooftop bar and three waterfront bars. the swimming pool.
Guests can relax in the resort’s spa, which features four treatment cabins, a sauna, Turkish bath and yoga room. Additional facilities include a kids’ club and a six-room convention center for meetings and events.
The resort experience is further enhanced by the addition of a rich program of cultural and outdoor adventures in which experiences are delivered in conjunction with the local community. Activities on offer include music lessons, ecological walks, and catamaran trips and scuba diving.