The newest addition to Tcherassi hotels
Perhaps one of the most prominent names in Colombian design today, the house of Tcherassi recently launched the latest gamechanger for the local hospitality industry with Tcherassi Hotel + Spa, a tropical chic, relaxed melding of resort fashion, architecture, nature and, of course, the trademark Tcherassi touch.
Upon walking through the entrance of the restored colonial building, guests are welcomed in the lobby by signature Tcherassi elements like elegantly draped vertical gardens and water mirrors.
The previously untouched structure of the original construction was renovated by architect Álvaro Barrera, one of the city’s top restoration and preservation architects, involved in developments like the nearby Hotel Santa Teresa and Hotel Boutique Casa Pestagua. Meanwhile, architect Richard Mishaan served as director of interior design for the hotel, in collaboration with Guzman Studio of Bogotá, in charge of production.
With ochre, yellow, and other tropical tones at the forefront of the building’s traditional aesthetic, the clean, white Tcherassi look was interposed onto the walls of the bedrooms, complemented by its signature green doors. A giant, metal-studded wooden reception “chest” greets guests at the lobby, and above dangles a colonial-inspired chandelier installed with LED lighting.
The hotel’s restaurant, Tuc-Tuc, whose name pays homage to the sound of the infamous motorcycle taxis that abound in the far east, is inspired by street vendors around the globe and features dishes that emulate local and international street food. With lights crafted from simple Colombian baskets and elaborately woven chairs by Bogota-based Carolina Ortega, the spot never forgets its local roots. tcherassihotels.com