The foyer of the Radisson Royal, the only one of the Radisson hotels in Bogota, opens on to spiral staircases, large chandeliers, and a grand piano that serves as the foundation for the jazz band. The hotel is clearly intended for corporate visits, with a view for the big and impressive rather than warm or particularly stylish. However, there is an eye for smaller details, and the staff is pleasantly amenable. Radisson guests often stay for months at a time in large apartment-style suites, and the hotel is accordingly equipped with everything you could need for a long stay. The La Fragata seafood restaurant is well regarded, there are meeting rooms aplenty, and the cosy Loft bar provides an atmospheric den and much-needed break from the never-ending marble. There’s also a sizeable spa to greet the businessmen returning from their meetings, with treatments on-hand to soothe weary aches and pains. The Radisson may not be central, but the hotel provides everything you need for a restful break from the city racket.