Best of the Best 2016: Journeys | Hotels: Four Seasons Hotel Casa Medina Bogotá

Within its historic setting, the Four Seasons Hotel Casa Medina Bogotá offers many contemporary amenities...

  • The brick building that anchors Four Seasons’ new Bogotá hotel was designed by the Colombian architect Santiago Medina Mejia in the 1940s as a collection of private residences. The 62-room property remains a showcase of Mejia’s ingenuity, with hand-carved wooden doors and stone columns that he reclaimed from demolished colonial-era convents. Within this historic setting, the Four Seasons offers a slate of contemporary amenities, including a tapas restaurant that is quickly gaining a following in Bogotá’s trendy Zona G neighborhood. 

  • Casa Medina, the historic structure that houses part of the hotel, was declared a national monument by Colombia’s Ministry of Culture.

  • Located in Bogotá’s culinary epicenter, Zona G, the Four Seasons is steps away from the city’s best restaurants, including Harry Sasson and El Cielo. 

  • Each of the 43 rooms and 19 suites is unique, with a blend of original architectural details and contemporary furnishings in rough-hewn leather and hand-carved wood. 

  • In the four-treatment-room spa, locally inspired therapies include the Colombian green-coffee body wrap and the white-gold coconut exfoliation scrub.

  • For a fresh perspective on Bogotá, plan a day of cicloviá with your concierge, who can arrange bicycle tours during the city’s car-free Sundays.

Four Seasons Hotel Casa Medina Bogotá, fourseasons.com/bogotacm ($210–$2,500)

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