The new luxury boutique hotel Casa San Agustín will open in Cartagena de Indias in Summer 2012 after a complete renovation. Described as “simply elegant and uniquely authentic” the property features 22 rooms and 9 suites. The hotel creates an architecturally unique atmosphere by preserving 3 Colonial buildings and an ancient aqueduct. Casa San Agustín sits within the walled city of Cartagena, a designated UNESCO World Heritage site which is rich in palaces, gardens, convents and churches, conserving all the enchantment of the Colonial period. The narrow streets are flanked by beautiful doors and projecting balconies with trailing blooms mimicking the romantic Andalusian style, leaving an indelible mark on this beautiful city nestled on a bay on the Caribbean Sea.
Accommodations feature wooden beamed ceilings that soar up to 25 feet (6 meters); arched windows allow light to flood into the guest rooms and suites; breezy balconies and flowered terraces create and preserve an authentic Colombian style within the chic yet relaxed atmosphere of Casa San Agustín.
Many furnishings have been crafted by artisans and a series of singularly designed ironwork chandeliers have been designed for the restaurant, bar and outdoor terraces. Pure whites, deep blues and shades of green are reflective of the Caribbean Sea and influence the color palette throughout the hotel. Four-poster beds furnish each room and suite while a select number of rooms feature private plunge pools or Jacuzzis. To satisfy the needs of the most discerning traveler, modern technology has been seamlessly woven into every aspect of the hotel.
Casa San Agustín is managed by Trust Hospitality, as part of its collection of independently created boutique hotels. High in style, distinct and creative, each of these lifestyle hotels have one-of-a-kind architecture and interior design, allowing guests to expect just as much from their hotel as they do from their destination. Rack rates range from Superior rooms starting at $500 to a 2-Bedroom Suite at $970. Deluxe and Premium rooms are also available, as well as 1-Bedroom Suites.