Four Seasons Hotel Casa Medina Bogota
Freshly gleaming from its grand opening in October 2015, the Four Seasons Hotel Casa Medina Bogota has been lovingly restored and renovated, and looks exceptional for it. Built in 1946 by architect Santiago Medina Mejia, the building was later turned into a hotel and recognised as a monument of cultural interest by the Colombian Ministry of Culture. This latest incarnation, in the hands of Four Seasons, retains many of the building’s stunning original features, including the main staircase, stained glass windows and wooden doors.
The 62 guest rooms are all individually decorated (no homogenised chain décor here), making the most of the vaulted ceilings with exposed wooden beams and showcasing the original brickwork as a nod to both style and heritage. There are buttery leather sofas, colonial-era metalwork and big windows looking out over Bogota’s rooftops. And if that wasn’t enough, the on-site restaurant, Castanyoles Raciones y Tapas, is quickly becoming a must-visit dining spot for mouthwatering Spanish cuisine, thanks to the talent and vision of Executive Chef Pablo Peñalosa.