Multinational hospitality company Hilton has expanded its footprints in Columbia with the opening of second hotel in Santa Marta.

Hilton Santa Marta has 261 guestrooms and suites featuring separate living area, living room and dining room.

The property boasts five unique five culinary concepts including the Nuggu Restaurant and Bar, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and Waku caters selection of seafood on the second floor.

The hotel’s pool bar, Uzu serves globally inspired lunch and drinks, and on the 16th floor is the rooftop lounge and bar, Sikunu.

Hilton Santa Marta houses more than 11,000ft2 of event space, including eight meeting rooms and a ballroom that can accommodate up to 450 guests.

It has two pools, a family pool on the second floor and the infinity adults-only pool on the rooftop.

Hilton plans to add guest amenities including a Kids’ Club, a spa with six treatment rooms, a beauty salon and an exclusive lounge for Hilton Honours members and suites’ guests later this year.

Hilton Caribbean and Latin America senior vice president and operations head Jorge Giannattasio said: “The opening of Hilton Santa Marta is an exciting addition to our rapidly growing portfolio of more than 200 hotels in the Caribbean and Latin America.

“We are thrilled to open our second hotel in Santa Marta and offer an elevated experience and Hilton’s friendly service in this unique destination in Colombia that blends beaches, mountains and exuberant nature.”

Hilton Santa Marta is just four miles from Simon Bolivar International Airport and is within walking distance from the beach and the mountains of Sierra Nevada.

The hospitality company operates more than 200 hotels and resorts open in 28 countries across the Caribbean and Latin America, with more than 100 hotels in the development pipeline in the region.

Last month, Hilton debuted its Conrad Hotels & Resorts brand in Morocco with the opening of Conrad Rabat Arzana.