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SOFITEL SANTA CLARA CARTAGENA DEPUIS 1621


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HISTORY FACILITIES AND SERVICES

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Rooms and Suites Hotel Services Restaurants and Bars

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El Refectorio

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El Claustro

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El Coro Lounge Bar

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Meetings and Events

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Weddings

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LeSpa

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San Pedro de Majagua

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Sofitel Santa Clara Cra. 8 No. 39 – 29, Calle del Torno Barrio San Diego Cartagena, Colombia Tel.: 57 (5) 650 4700 - Fax: 57 (5) 664 7010 www.sofitel.com


WELCOME Live a Magnifique Experience in Cartagena Founded in 1533, Cartagena de Indias, is today Colombia's main travel destination. Its walls that once served as the city’s defense, now harmonize with colonial balconies and republican structures reminiscent of the splendors of its past. In recognition of its vast cultural wealth and architecture UNESCO declared Cartagena’s walled city and fortresses World Heritage Site in 1984. Originally built as a convent in 1621, the Sofitel Santa Clara is a legendary landmark in the heart of Cartagena's walled city. Transformed into a luxury hotel in 1995, the Sofitel Santa Clara, unique in style, combines the allure of history with local hospitality and the art of French savoir-faire. Mixing Colonial and Republican-style architecture with modern comfort, the hotel features gourmet cuisine, exceptional service, a world-class spa, meeting facilities and state of the art technology for events, conventions and weddings. After more than a decade in service, the hotel has been recognized as “Best Hotel in Colombia” in Travel + Leisure's Spanish edition. Since then, its high standards of excellence have gained national and international recognition. In 2009, the hotel is pleased to be included in Condé Nast Traveler prestigious Gold List for the first time and a proud member of Virtuoso's exclusive travel network. Its privileged geographical location and historical heritage make both the Sofitel Santa Clara and Cartagena a magical destination. On behalf of the Sofitel Santa Clara please let us welcome you on your next visit.

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HISTORY A Legendary Hotel Following her death in 1607, Do単a Catalina de Cabrera, a leading philanthropist in Cartagena, left an endowment of 2.500 pesos together with a modest terrain within the ancient orchards in Jay端eyes for the founding of a Clarist Convent. Fourteen years later in 1621, her wishes became a reality when the Spanish sisters of the Order of Saint Clair settled into the completed building that would become the Convent of Santa Clara. During 240 years, the Santa Clara Convent served as a monastery, it was both witness and victim to invasions and sieges; protagonist to scandals such as the Cessatio a Divinis; the epicenter of natural disasters and the origin of many, many legends. After 1861 when a government order forced the nuns to abandon it, the ancient Clarist cloister became host to a range of other institutions such as a penitentiary, a charity hospital and a school of medicine among others. A series of reforms throughout the nineteenth century gave the cloister a new look for the most part after the construction of the Republican wards. Much neglect and desolation would eventually leave the convent in ruins, almost beyond repair. By 1987 the abandoned building was offered for sale at a public auction where Santa Clara was bought by a group of visionary Colombian investors who proposed to transform the convent into a hotel. Led by the firm Arias, Serna & Saravia, work began in 1991 to restore and revive the ancient Convent of Santa Clara. After extensive and meticulous renovations, the old abandoned convent was converted into luxury hotel. The Sofitel Santa Clara opened its doors on October 15, 1995 on the occasion of the Non-Aligned Countries Summit.

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Essence of Plaisir “Essence of Plaisir: to create a harmonious balance between the pleasure of feeling at home and the exquisite feeling of being elsewhere�


ROOMS & SUITES The hotel boasts 121 beautiful guestrooms, 19 of which are suites. Distributed along a Colonial and Republican wing, the stylist guestrooms overlook the Old Town, the Caribbean Sea as well as the hotel's poolside and interior courtyards. Tastefully decorated in contemporary or authentic colonial style, guestrooms offer comfortable, versatile spaces and feature the Sofitel MyBed concept for a calm and peaceful sleep guaranteed.

ROOM INFORMATION Room Category

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Location

View

Classic

43

1 king or 2 twin

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409

Republican 1 and 2nd floors

Pool or interior courtyards

Superior

48

1 king or 2 twin

38

409

Republican 3rd and 4th floors

Pool

Luxury

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1 king or 2 twin

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Republican 5th floor

Sea and Pool

Junior Suite

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1 king and a sleeper sofa

50 - 69

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Colonial

Sea or Cartagena´s walled city

Opera Suite

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Colonial 5th floor

Caribbean sea

Imperial Suite

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AMENITIES L´Occitane amenities - Sofitel MyBed concept - Pillow menu - Minibar - Flatscreen TV - Clock radio In-room safe - Bathrobes - Hairdryer - Twice-daily housekeeping service - Complimentary Wi-Fi

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HOTEL SERVICES PERSONALIZED SERVICES

SPECIAL SERVICES (available at an additional charge)

Clefs D'Or Concierge Butler Service Guest Services

Airport Transfers Spa Rituals and Treatments Hairstylist Personal shopping assistance

GUEST SERVICES Business Center Fitness Center Complimentary Wi-Fi 24-hour Room Service 24-hour security Laundry/ Pressing Restaurants and Lounge Umbrellas Private parking (limited spaces)

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City tours Carriage rides Yacht rental Babysitter Private Dining Car Hire


RESTAURANTS & BARS EL REFECTORIO Formerly the Clarist nuns´ dining room, “El Refectorio” (refectory) offers a perfect setting, awardwinning food and service at dinnertime. The menu features a fine selection of local and international dishes prepared by Executive Chef Cyril Cheminot and his team. Reservations encouraged, open from 7pm, monday to saturday

EL CLAUSTRO “El Claustro” (cloister) restaurant has a typical brasserie atmosphere and fare. Patrons can enjoy delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner either buffet style or à la carte. Thanks to our Chef Pâtissier Fábian Gómez we also pride ourselves in having the best bakery in town. Open from 6:30am daily

EL CORO Named for its original use as the convent's choir, “El Coro” is an exclusive lounge bar offering signature cocktails, cigars and live music from Thursday to Saturday. It's also a preferred spot for reading during the day. Open from 10:30am daily

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Attention to be re-enchanted “We believe every detail in life deserves our utmost attemtion to be re-enchanted into pure moments of plaisir, elegante and well-being�


MEETINGS & EVENTS Creative solutions and ample space to hold successful events: meetings, incentives, weddings, national and international conventions. With a total of 7 meeting rooms featuring state of the art equipment and seating for up to 300 people, the Sofitel Santa Clara provides a spectacular event venue.

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WEDDINGS THE ART OF WEDDINGS Known for its historical charm, tropical settings and romantic sunsets, Cartagena de Indias is the perfect backdrop for a destination wedding and honeymoon. Experience award-winning cuisine, unique venues and professional service on your special day. From bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, cocktail parties and wedding nights, the Sofitel Santa Clara sets the standard for unforgettable weddings in Cartagena. Leave every detail in the hands of our experts for ceremonies and receptions tailored specially for you. Wedding packages and special room rates are also available to your wedding guests. For more information please contact our wedding specialist: Juan Pablo Estrada juanpablo.estrada@sofitel.com Tel.: 57 (5) 650 4700 Ext. 2040

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LESPA LeSpa SOFITEL SANTA CLARA Designed to transform body and soul, LeSpa at the Sofitel Santa Clara is an open invitation to wellness. An exclusive 800 square meters facility with fully equipped cabins and professionally trained staff at your service. Whether solo, as a couple or with your friends, select from an array of facials, deluxe treatments, rituals or special packages all year round.

Indulge in LeSpa services: 800 square meters One duo cabin Two VIP suites 5 luxury treatment rooms Manicure and pedicure stations Relaxation area Hammam Solarium Fitness center Individual tea service Decleor, Carita & local spa products Open from 8:00 am – 9:00 pm MON-FRI 8:00 am – 8:00 pm SAT-SUN & Holidays Phone: 57 (5) 650 4727 lespa.santaclara@sofitel.com

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SAN PEDRO DE MAJAGUA Located 24 miles from Cartagena on Isla Grande, the Hotel San Pedro de Majagua is a pleasant, privately-owned beachfront oasis at Rosario Islands National Natural Park. The hotel sits amidst exuberant vegetation and a great variety of flora and fauna. It features 17 cabins, one restaurant, two private beaches, a scuba diving center and personalized service for an unforgettable experience.

ROOM INFORMATION Room Category

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Luxury

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Amenities: Flat screen TV, Telephone, Air conditioning, Fan, Exclusive French amenities, Pillow menu, In-room safe, Minibar, Room service from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., WI-FI area (with an extra charge), Hot water. Services: Groups (up to 300 people), Banquets, Weddings, PADI scuba diving center, Canoeing, Bicycle Rides, Canoe Night Rides, Bird Watching, Spa Services, Day tours, Ecological walks, Bycicle rides, Aquarium (San Martin de Pajarales).

Phone: +57 (5) 664 6070 Ext. 4069 - 4008 - 4009 ventas@hotelmajagua.com ventasdaytour@hotelmajagua.com

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DISTINGUISHED GUESTS Santa Clara's famous visitors throughout the years include royalty, numerous heads of state, musicians, Nobel Prize winners, film directors and stars, writers, sports personalities and many more who we've had the pleasure to serve.

Richard Bohringer (Movie star and producer), Luíz Inácio Lula Da Silva (President of Brazil), Don Juan Carlos de Borbón & Sofia of Greece and Denmark (Monarchs of Spain), Agatha Ruiz de la Prada (Fashion designer), Julio Iglesias (Singer), Juan Pablo Montoya (Colombian race car driver), Bertin Osborne (Actor & Singer), Adrián Fernández (Mexican race car driver), Carlos Fuentes (Mexican writer), Gabriel García Márquez (Colombian writer & Nobel Prize winner), Yasser Arafat (Palestinian leader), Gloria Estefan (Singer), Fernando Botero (Colombian artist), Bill Gates (Microsoft chairman and philanthropist), Mel Gibson (Movie star and producer), Francis Ford Coppola (Film director, producer and screenwriter), Bill Clinton (Former USA president), Mick Jagger (Singer), Shakira (Colombian Singer), Juanes (Colombian Singer), Catalina Sandino (Colombian actress), Armando Manzanero (Singer), Alvaro Uribe Velez (President of Colombia), Sydney Pollack (American film director and actor), Michael Porter (Harvard Professor), Oscar Arias (President of Costa Rica).

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AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS 2009 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2009 1st Place “Best Hotel Restaurant” - La Barra Magazine Awards 2009 1st Place “Best Hotel Service” - La Barra Magazine Awards 2009 2008 “Best Hotel in Colombia” – Rosa de Los Vientos Award, ACOPET 1st Place “Best Hotel Service” - La Barra Magazine Awards 2009 2nd Place “Best Hotel Restaurant” - La Barra Magazine Awards 2009 Best Sofitel in South America - Sofitel Brand Proud member of Virtuoso’s exclusive travel network Proud member of Tablet Hotels 2007 100 Best Hotels Demeure Historiques - Best Hotels magazine 2006 LeSpa - 1st Spa by Sofitel in South America Sports Illustrated - 2006 Swimsuit Edition 2005 “Best Hotel in Colombia” - Travel + Leisure en Español

+ Condé Nast Traveler Elle® Decoration The New York Times Viaggio Magazine Casaviva Magazine The Miami Herald

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CARTAGENA Without a doubt the walled city is Cartagena´s main tourist attraction, offering a host of monumental churches, squares and parks. Tourists can also enjoy open-air cafes, restaurants, bars and discotheques in which the various rhythms of the Caribbean and the world merge.

City Attractions Fort of “San Felipe de Barajas” Convent of “La Popa” The Cathedral Church and Convent of “San Pedro Claver” Church and Convent of “Santo Domingo” The “Heredia” Theater “Rosario” Islands “Cuartel de las Bóvedas” The Gold Museum Palace of the Inquisition

Currency Colombian peso (COP$)

Time Zone UTC/GMT - 5h

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WEATHER CHART Min °C / °F

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31 / 87.8

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32 / 89.6

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Sep / Sep

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Oct / Oct

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SOFITEL RE-INVENTING FRENCH ELEGANCE IN LUXURY HOTELS Sofitel draws on the French tradition, combining the luxurious art de recevoir and noble hotelier savoir faire, to create unique luxury hotels in the world's most attractive destinations, blending its French origins with the very best of local cultures. Sofitel forges a privileged bond between its staff of devoted service professionals and its cosmopolitan guests who expect and appreciate beauty, quality and excellence. Sofitel offers the best of French elegance, from food and wine rituals to bedding, design and personal care products. Hotels where life can be savored, shared with others, lived in harmony with oneself; transforming every stay into a unique and unforgettable experience. ? Passion for excellence: our ambition and pleasure is to constantly strive for one more step towards

perfection, to excel in what we do and always be able to push ourselves a little further. ? Essence of plaisir: to create a harmonious balance between the pleasure of feeling at home, and the

exquisite feeling of being elsewhere. ? Spirit of openness: in our eyes, difference is a source of wealth. We have a taste for cultural mix and a

thirst for everything new. The Sofitel brand portfolio will offer clear and attractive options adapted to today's more demanding and more versatile consumers. Sofitel Legend, Sofitel Luxury Hotels & SO by Sofitel.

Discover Sofitel at www.sofitel.com

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CONTACTS MAIN CONTACTS

PRESS CONTACTS

Benoît Delgrange General Manager benoit.delgrange@sofitel.com

Carmen Otero de Millán Sofitel Santa Clara Tel.: 57 (5) 650 4720 carmen.otero@sofitel.com

Stephane Menou Hotel Manager stephane.menou@sofitel.com Juan Pablo Estrada Groups & Banquets juanpablo.estrada@sofitel.com Carmen Otero de Millán International Sales Mgr. & Public Relations carmen.otero@sofitel.com Jessica Villarreal Inspired Meetings Manager jessica.villarreal@sofitel.com Clefs D'Or Concierge concierge.santaclara@sofitel.com

Sofitel Santa Clara Cra. 8 No. 39 – 29, Calle del Torno Barrio San Diego Cartagena, Colombia

Reservations Tel.: 57 (5) 650 4730 reservation.santaclara@sofitel.com

www.sofitel.com

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