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Curio Collection by Hilton Debuts in Colombia

Nacar Hotel opens in historic Walled City of Cartagena, adding to Hilton’s growing portfolio in the Caribbean and Latin America

MCLEAN, Va. and CARTAGENA, Colombia - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) announced today the opening of Nacar Hotel Cartagena, Curio Collection by Hilton, marking the brand’s debut in Colombia. The 49-room boutique, colonial, restored landmark, operated by oxoHotel, is located in the historic center of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cartagena. The iconic hotel is the latest addition to Curio Collection by Hilton, a portfolio of one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts in premier destinations around the world. 

Located on Calle del Curato #38-99 in Cartagena de Indias, Nacar Hotel Cartagena features two towers that offer an authentic colonial ambience, as well as modern, stylish elegance throughout the property. Guests are invited to relax among the carefully manicured hotel gardens and explore the colorful, vibrant narrow streets of the surrounding historic city of Cartagena. 

“Colombia has seen a steady rise in tourism for nearly a decade, and as a key market for Hilton’s strategic regional development, we are excited at the opportunity to now offer our guests and Hilton Honors members over 20 hotels throughout the country,” said Pablo Maturana, managing director, development, South America and The Caribbean, Hilton. “With more travelers looking to plan their next trip in prime destinations like Colombia, Nacar Hotel Cartagena will serve as a welcomed new option.” 

Located six kilometers from Rafaeal Nunez International Airport and in the heart of one of the world’s most iconic walled cities, guests of Nacar Hotel Cartagena will feel instantly immersed in Cartagena’s rich culture and Spanish influence. Guests will also enjoy a variety of local nearby attractions, including Plaza Santo Domingo, Torre del Reloj and Castillo San Felipe. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Nacar Hotel to Curio Collection and join a portfolio of more than 90 remarkable hotels around the world,” said Jenna Hackett, global head, Curio Collection by Hilton. “Part of the Curio Collection experience is encouraging our guests to feel a sense of local wonder as they explore the hotel and its surroundings, which makes Cartagena a perfect choice to continue our expansion of this unique brand.”

In addition to its beautiful design and world-class service, the hotel is also complemented by an exclusive food and beverage experience. Madreperla Ristorante reflects the essence of true Italian coastal cuisine with signature dishes, a wine bar and handcrafted cocktails. Fresco offers a unique concept in the Walled City, featuring traditional local cuisine, including rice, paellas and risottos, all within an intimate setting by the hotel pool.

“We are pleased to partner with Hilton, a globally-recognized leader in hospitality, and celebrate a new era for Nacar Hotel Cartagena,” said Juan Carlos Galindo, president and CEO, oxoHotel. “Today’s opening marks a milestone, as we welcome Curio Collection to the historic center of Cartagena and look forward to creating memorable experiences for our guests.”

In addition to the above highlights, guests visiting Nacar Hotel Cartagena can travel with peace of mind from check-in to check-out with Hilton’s new program, Hilton CleanStay, to enjoy an even safer and cleaner stay. New procedures include contactless digital check-in and a Hilton CleanStay room seal to indicate that the room has not been entered since being thoroughly cleaned. 

Nacar Hotel Cartagena, Curio Collection by Hilton is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 18 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, exclusive member discounts, free standard Wi-Fi and access to the Hilton Honors mobile app. 

Hilton currently has a portfolio of more than 160 open hotels and resorts to welcome travelers in the Caribbean and Latin America, including more than 20 throughout Colombia. The company continues to actively pursue additional growth opportunities in the region and currently has a robust pipeline of more than 110 hotels throughout the region. 

For more information or to make a reservation, please visit Nacar Hotel Cartagena, Curio Collection by Hilton. For more information on Curio Collection by Hilton, please visit newsroom.hilton.com/curio.

About oxoHotel

oxoHotel is a company which provides solutions for the conceptualization, development and operation of multi-brand and multi-segment accommodation services, with excellent hotel management capabilities and with the purpose of achieving the highest profitability for investors, guest satisfaction and development of the potential of employees. For more information about oxoHotel, visit: oxohotel.com, or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram.


About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising 7,000 properties and 1.1 million rooms, in 122 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list and been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for five consecutive years. Hilton has introduced several industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the 139 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.


About Curio Collection by Hilton

Curio Collection by Hilton is a global portfolio of more than 120 one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts handpicked for their distinct character. Curio Collection properties offer guests the ability to experience independent hotels, offering authentic, curated experiences through local offerings and elevated amenities, while providing the benefits of Hilton and its award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors. Experience Curio Collection by Hilton by booking at curiocollection.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Curio Collection by Hilton at stories.hilton.com/curio, and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.