The design concept behind this thirty-room boutique hotel was to go back to the roots of Cartagena and capture the city's essence in a contemporary way. Wicker, plantain leaves, linen, and other natural materials were used to represent Colombia's coastal culture and were combined with bronze to introduce modern elegance. It is imperative that guests feel at home from the moment they enter the Hotel, and the lobby is designed to welcome and impress. A seating area featuring rattan-covered Louis VX chairs, a design exclusive to the hotel, and accompanying rattan coffee tables invites guests in. The two check-in desks allow for a casual interaction between the guests and receptionists to make guests feel comfortable in the setting. From the hotel's façade and throughout the entire space, motifs and colors are carried through to create a complete, thoughtful ambience. Most of the furniture in the Hotel was custom designed and produced specifically for each space. Dividing the rooms into 5 categories, each its own style. The hotel's "salon" is designed for a quite reading retreat, to enjoy coffee or tea, or even to play a game of backgammon atop its custom board table. Hanging above it, is a classic art piece of a sailboat at sea, representative of Cartagena and its maritime culture. The color scheme carried throughout the room is a peaceful combination of greens, blues, nudes, and bronze. These colors are directly pulled from the sailboat painting. For the pool area, pool bar, and rooftop terrace, we chose to create a traditional ambiance with French-style furniture. Large scalloped umbrellas and native Colombian Bougainville vines, which are seen throughout the city, were placed around the entire property. The pool bar features green granite countertops, which are also used in the restaurant to pull together the seafoam-inspired color story. All of the handrails in the hotel are made of oxidized iron with a trellis motif, a nod to the traditional motif that was originally introduced to Cartagena by Middle Eastern influences. This same trellis motif is repeated throughout the tiles in the bathrooms and spa, which also featured walls covered in white Carrera marble tiles. For the hotel restaurant, it was imperative to capture the color and folklore of the city. Colorful Contardi light fixtures hang over the restaurant giving it a Caribbean feel. Also incorporated were cement floor tiles and a cement bar, another nod to the architecture of Cartagena. The dining chairs were designed with airiness in mind and feature open circular backs. Antique mirrors add depth to the restaurant, while a light green ceiling solidifies the hotel's fresh, oceanic theme.