A new Four Seasons is soon to open in Bogotá, Colombia. It will be situated in the upscale north zone, the cities most cosmopolitan area, known for its gastronomy, luxury shopping, nightlife and haute cuisine.
The luxury hotel will occupy a beautiful, old brick building designed by architect Santiago Medina Mejía in 1946. It was originally constructed as apartments and later converted into a hotel in 1988.
The Four Seasons restoration by architect Milena Vargas kept a sense of the structure’s original history. The hotel retains its interior brickwork, beamed ceilings, parquet flooring, stained-glass windows and beautifully curved wood staircase.
Mejia incorporated other historic architectural elements including hand-carved doors and stone columns salvaged from the San Agustin and Santo Domingo convents deomolition.
Interior designer Lauren Rottet decorated guest rooms with leather Chesterfield sofas, trunk-inspired tables, and paneled-wood minibars. Lauren also curated the selection of artworks that hang in the rooms and throughout the hotel.