by Michael J. Shapiro | October 29, 2014
Hilton signed a management agreement on Monday for the new-build Hilton Santa Marta on the beachfront in the Caribbean port city in Colombia. The 261-room property will open in 2017 as part of the Irotama mixed-use complex in the Bello Horizonte tourist corridor. The project is Hilton's seventh in its Colombia development pipeline, complementing the brand's seven properties already open in the country. The Hilton Santa Marta will have six restaurants and bars on-site, as well as an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center and a spa. Plans call for a business center and 11,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 4,500-square-foot ballroom.