Viceroy Hotels to open in Cartagena, Colombia
Viceroy Hotel Group and KIT Capital announced today their partnership in the redevelopment of Obra Pía, a UNESCO World Heritage site located within the exclusive Old City in Cartagena, Colombia. Upon completion in early 2016, Convento Obra Pía, Viceroy Cartagena, the hotel group’s first branded property in South America, will feature 102 luxury guest rooms and ample public spaces anchored within a majestic restored 17th-century convent, as well as approximately 15 cabanas at an affiliated site in the Rosario Islands, off the coast of Cartagena.
Other features of Convento Obra Pía, Viceroy Cartagena include: a 275 square meter courtyard pool, fitness center and spa with lounge café, a signature restaurant and nightclub, a rooftop pool and bar with 360-degree views of Cartagena as well as 1,250 square meters of cross-functional event space.
The US$50+ million project is being led by KIT Capital, an investment group based in Cartagena and Dubai controlled by Colombian-American entrepreneur Kaleil Isaza Tuzman.