Tcherassi Hotel and Spa, located in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, was designed by Silvia Tcherassi. It is housed in a 250-year-old colonial mansion on Colombia’s Caribbean coast.
The mansion took two years to renovate, a project that maintained the building’s elegance while providing the latest amenities for travellers. In collaboration with Club Federation LLC, a global hospitality group, Tcherassi made her dreams a reality.
Tcherassi Hotel and Spa has seven guestrooms and a suite with a private pool, providing exclusive and private surroundings.
Cartagena is the first of several Tcherassi hotels and spas. The hotel and spa in Cartagena opened in late-2009.
Club Federation LLC is Tcherassi Hotel and Spa’s developer and operator.
Accommodation at Tcherassi
Tcherassi Hotel and Spa has seven unique guest rooms, all designed by Silvia Tcherassi. Rooms range in size from 400ft² to 1,200ft² and offer views of the city, gardens or sea. Other features include original stone walls, high ceilings and private walk-out balconies, creating a Caribbean feel. The guestrooms include:
Voilee. This 450ft² room includes a private balcony overlooking the pools and interior vertical garden.
Radzimir. Offering views of the vertical garden, this deluxe 450ft² room includes customised furnishings and allows natural light to flow. It also has a seating area.
Peau De Soie. This 375ft² deluxe room overlooks the two pools and the vertical garden.
Organdie: The 470ft2 deluxe balcony garden room has a private balcony and garden flush which consists of 3,000 local plants.
Mousseline. The only double-double grand deluxe balcony room, this 550ft² guestroom can be used as two doubles or a king.
Ziberline. This grand deluxe balcony suite occupies 625ft² and faces the city. It is custom-made and has a king-size bed and a chaise longue.
Gazar. A 1,200ft² three-level penthouse suite that offers views of the pools and interior vertical garden. The city can also be viewed from its private deck. The first floor has a large seating room and open bedroom with custom-made furnishings and a king-size bed.
The living area is connected to a 250ft² bathroom fitted with an indoor/outdoor shower, soaking tub, double sinks and bidet room. The second floor has a rooftop pool and sundeck for sunbathing or outdoor showers. The third floor leads to an area for meditation, relaxation or dining and provides views of the city and sea.
All rooms have ceiling heights between 12ft and 30ft, wooden floors and sound-proof windows.
Amenities in all rooms include open baths with double sinks and rain showers, large closets and dressing areas and desks. Mattresses have custom-made Egyptian cotton linen.
The rooms also have 4in plasma TVs with DVD players and digital iPod radio alarm clocks. Every room is Wi-Fi enabled and housekeeping services are offered twice a day.
The hotel and spa has a restaurant and lounge called VERA, which can seat 40 people. It features stone walls, wooden ceilings and beams made from Guayacan and Ceiba trees.
Chef Daniel Castaño offers Italian coastal dishes, including risotto pescatore. Meals can be served with wines from Italy, Spain, California or Chile.
The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week and provides 24-hour room service.
The restaurant extends into Gran Salon, an open-air (but covered) air-conditioned area that overlooks the vertical garden, with its water features and 3,000 local plants. Next to Gran Salon is a six-seat bar surrounded by water curtains.
The hotel also has a rooftop lounge and pool exclusively for guests. It serves light meals all day.
The spa at Tcherassi occupies a large area of the mansion. It has two treatment rooms and a spa pool for water-based treatments. Maintained in partnership with Spain’s Germaine de Capuccini, the spa offers 30 treatments and therapies from Colombia and South America. European treatments are also available.
Services include gem therapy, which can be provided to guests in their rooms or on the hotel’s outdoor patios.
Meetings and conferences
Salon Privado is the hotel’s meeting room and has space for 20 people. It includes audiovisual equipment and catering services.