Sofitel Legend Santa Clara have been shortlisted for the ‘Hotel Design Award – North & South America‘ in the International Hotel & Property Awards 2014.
The ancient Cloister of the nuns of the order of St. Claire has been converted into an icon of the city of Cartagena and a reference within the country within luxury hospitality, ever since it was selected as one of the 10 legendary hotels of the Sofitel hotel chain on a global level.
Originally built as a convent in 1621, the Sofitel Santa Clara is a legendary landmark in the heart of Cartagena’s walled city. Transformed into a luxury hotel in 1995, the Sofitel Santa Clara, unique in style, combines the allure of history with local hospitality and the art of French savoir-faire. Mixing Colonial and Republican-style architecture with modern comfort, the hotel features gourmet cuisine, exceptional service, a world-class spa, meeting facilities and state of the art technology for events, conventions and weddings.
The hotel boasts 123 beautiful guestrooms, 19 of which are suites. Distributed along a Colonial and Republican wing, the stylist guestrooms overlook the Old Town, the Caribbean Sea as well as the hotel’s poolside and interior courtyards. The Colonial suites, tastefully renovated and located in the 17th century Colonial wing, combine historical charm with modern comfort with views to Cartagena’s walled city and are fully equipped.
Founded in 1533, Cartagena de Indias, is today Colombia’s main travel destination. Its walls that once served as the city’s defense, now harmonise with colonial balconies and republican structures reminiscent of the splendors of its past. In recognition of its vast cultural wealth and architecture UNESCO declared Cartagena’s walled city and fortresses World Heritage Site in 1984. The Sofitel Legend Santa Clara and Cartagena are the finest examples of the local architecture with contemporary touches that harmonise the place.