Located near the bars, restaurants and boutiques of Usaquén, is the W Bogota – a sleek hotel with a thoroughly contemporary feel. The W is inspired by the legend of El Dorado, a mythical chief who was covered in gold dust before setting sail on Lake Guatavita, into which his attendants threw gold and emeralds. There are several elements that allude to this magical tale throughout the hotel.
There are 168 rooms, ranging from the Wonderful, Spectacular and Fabulous rooms to the impressive Marvelous, Wow or Extreme Wow suites. Decor is modern with splashes of bold colors and shimmering bathroom tiles. Beds are shaped like the raft aboard which the chief traveled across Lake Guatavita. Relax with a tropical fruit juice or a lulo mojito at the W Lounge.
The lounge is the heart of the hotel and features delicate gold chain curtains and a huge graffiti mural depicting an interpretation of the El Dorado legend. For casual dining, head to The Market Kitchen which embraces the farm-to-table concept. There is a fitness centre that looks out over Bogota’s skyline as well as a spa with steam room, treatment rooms and hydrotherapy pool.