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Colombia's Sofitel Legend Santa Clara hotel scoops three World Travel Awards

Sofitel Legend Santa Clara in Colombia has received three World Travel Awards in this year's Latin America Ceremony that took place in Peru. The luxury hotel was named as the Best Hotel in Colombia for the sixth time, and for the third consecutive year its Botero Suite was named as South America's Leading Suite, and Colombia's Leading Hotel Suite for the first time.

Colombia's Sofitel Legend Santa Clara hotel scoops three World Travel Awards

The World Travel Awards Latin America Gala ceremony took place earlier this month, honouring the best of the region’s hospitality and tourism industry. Sofitel Legend Santa Clara hotel in Colombia scooped three of the prestigious awards at the event.

The luxury hotel in Cartagena in Colombia took the title of Colombia’s Leading Hotel for the sixth time, and fourth consecutive year, while the hotel’s Botero Suite was awarded as South America’s Leading Hotel Suite for the third year in row, and Colombia’s Leading Suite for the first time.

The General Manager of Sofitel Legend Santa Clara, Richard Launay, spoke about the importance of the awards saying the World Travel Award titles show that its staff are committed to providing consistent excellence that is required to meet the needs and expectations of their guests. The hotel is at the forefront of the luxury hospitality sector in the city and Colombia.

Situated in the historic quarter in the centre of Cartagena, the upscale hotel is located in a former convent that boasts 17th-century colonial-style architecture and has been listed as a UNESCO Heritage Site. The hotel has 122 guest rooms including 19 suites, all of which have modern amenities including free wireless internet, LCD flat-screen TVs, and Sofitel MyBeds. Some rooms have luxury touches including Bose SoundDocks, and Nespresso machines, and there’s an exclusive floor with a dedicated lounge for guests staying in Club Millesime and Club Sofitel rooms

In addittion, facilities at the hotel include two dining outlets, Restaurant 1621 and El Claustro; two bars, El Coro Lounge Bar and the Pool Bar; the spacious So Spa with eight treatment rooms, fitness centre, tea bar, and hammam; an outdoor swimming pool; and seven meeting rooms with modern audio and visual equipment that can cater for up to 300 guests.

During the WTA ceremony, Hotel Sofitel Bogota Victoria Regia also received the title of best Boutique Hotel in Colombia for the second year in a row. Paul Barthe, the General Manager of Sofitel Bogota Victoria Regia, said:

“We are still the best symbol of luxury for the hotel market of the city and the country."

The ceremony took place at Swissotel Lima in Peru at the beginning of July, and its Latin American winners will go onto the Grand Final Gala Ceremony on 2nd December, 2016. The final will be held at the Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort in the Maldives, and will host the finalists from the world’s regional ceremonies.

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