The 239-room Bogota Marriott Hotel in Bogota, Colombia has officially opened, hosting its grand opening on October 6.

The 239-room Bogota Marriott Hotel in Bogota, Colombia has officially opened, hosting its grand opening on October 6.

It is Marriott International‘s first branded hotel to open in Colombia and is operated under a franchise agreement with Real Hotels & Resorts of El Salvador.

The Bogota Marriott is located on Avenue El Dorado, in the center of Bogota’s newest business and commercial district of Salitre. The district is adjacent to the city’s industrial district, which is home to many of the country’s largest and most important businesses. It is conveniently located within a 10-minute drive of Bogota’s El Dorado International Airport.

General manager of the hotel is Ricardo Menendez; the director of marketing is Leonel Villasmil. The hotel’s architectural and interior design concept was created by the firm of Miguel Soto Casas y Cia.

Adjacent to a modern office tower, the Bogota Marriott offers a fully equipped business center, along with wi-fi in each individual guest room and throughout all public space. For meetings and events, the hotel offers 930 square meters of function space, in eight rooms of varying sizes and configuration.

The hotel’s largest conference space is the ballroom, which covers 372 square meters and is suitable for a conference, exhibit, or social event. Other amenities include a large fitness center with a lap pool and three specialty-treatment rooms available for massage or other spa services.

For dining and entertainment the hotel offers the Pimento restaurant, serving three meals daily. It was designed by Waterman Design Studio and includes an outdoor terrace area. The hotel also features the Tanoshii Lounge & Sushi Bar, offering guests a wide selection of sushi, soups, and tapas.

A lobby bar, which offers continental breakfast, is located on the hotel’s main level. The lobby lounge area offers views of the hotel terraces and exterior gardens, which were designed by Ramiro Olarte, a well-known Colombia landscape architect.

In addition to the Bogota Marriott Hotel, Marriott International and Real Hotels & Resorts are partnering on a second Marriott International-branded hotel in Colombia in 2010, the 264-room JW Marriott Hotel Bogota.

The Bogota Marriott participates in the Marriott Rewards loyalty program.