Conrad Cartagena opened for business in 2018, and I managed to stay at the property in the same year. Unfortunately, the hotel exited the Hilton system in November 2020, and all the furniture and fixtures were removed from the property the same year.
Hyatt-owned AMR, part of Apple Leisure Group, announced earlier this month that they expect to open a hotel called Dreams Karibana Cartagena Beach & Golf Resort around April 1, 2022, without disclosing that it is the former Conrad that has been closed for a while.
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ARM Collection is one of the Apple Leisure Group brands that cater to the all-inclusive segment in a supposedly luxurious setting.
The hotel is located north of Cartagena, which is not convenient if you plan to explore the area.
ARM Collection Announcement:
Apple Leisure Group® Development Announces Dreams® Karibana Cartagena Beach & Golf Resort
AMR™ Collection’s luxury, family-friendly resort brand debuts first resort in South America, and in all-new Caribbean destination
NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA (January 3, 2022) — Apple Leisure Group® (“ALG”), a leading North American resort brand management, leisure travel and hospitality group, continues to expand with an ALG affiliate signing of Dreams® Karibana Cartagena Beach & Golf Resort.
Expected to open April 1, 2022, Dreams® Karibana Cartagena Beach & Golf Resort will feature 268 luxuriously appointed rooms, all with a private terrace, balcony or swim-out suites. As part of the brand’s signature Unlimited-Luxury® inclusions, the resort will offer five bars and lounges, three gourmet, à la carte dining choices, pool and beach service, unlimited international and domestic top-shelf spirits, 24-hour room and concierge services, daily activities and entertainment, nightly events and more.
“As travelers in the U.S. and beyond return to travel, they continue to seek out beautiful destinations in emerging markets that are conveniently located,” said Javier Coll, group president of global business development at Apple Leisure Group. “We are very eager to introduce Cartagena to Dreams® Karibana Cartagena Beach & Golf Resort, AMR™ Collection’s first property in South America to deliver the Dreams® Resorts & Spas brand experience in a must-visit destination.”
Guests of all ages staying at Dreams® Karibana Cartagena Beach & Golf Resort will have access to a private beach club and 18-hole golf course, designed by Nicklaus Design. Connecting rooms are available as a perfect option for families, weddings or a social group’s getaway. The resort will become a haven for golf enthusiasts as well as groups and meeting planners, with more than 24,700 square feet of meeting and event space. Music themed parties and live entertainment will create the perfect family- friendly vacation for all to enjoy.
To further enhance guest safety and peace of mind, the brand offers AMR™ Collection’s CleanComplete Verification™. The 360-degree quality, safety and hygiene protocols take into account every aspect of resort operations, backed by the highest-level third-party certification.
Freddo Wrote About The Property In 2018:
Video Of The Suite I Had:
An exciting turn of events for this hotel, which was a Conrad for a very brief period, then closed and is now about to turn into an all-inclusive hotel affiliated with the Hyatt.
I didn’t like the hotel due to its location being too much outside of the city. It is better for those who intend to stay put in the property for an extended period without planning to venture out.
If you want to stay at a good hotel in Cartagena, there is only one option Sofitel Legend Santa Clara.