Internationally recognized designer Silvia Tcherassi is a creative, innovative, dynamic and above all, a vibrant personality with an eclectic style that evokes the delicacy of a ballet dancer and the strength of a rock star.
For 15 years, she delighted us with her collections on the fashion catwalks in Paris and Milan – and she also designed exclusive, high couture wedding dresses. She took those design aesthetics and everything she learned in the fashion world and applied it to creating and running a beautiful, luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Cartagena, Colombia’s Old City.
Silvia Tcherassi has taken the same care and attention to detail that marked her fashion career and applied it to the design of her hotel, the Tcherassi Hotel + Spa. For Tcherassi, “fashion and hospitality are two business sectors that share an effort to create experiences and new sensations that seek to awaken the inner senses in every person, whether through a new style of fashion or a perfect stay in an ideal environment.”
To Tcherassi, this project is a natural extension of her vision and creative fashion; however, unlike the seasonal change of fashion collections, the designer has hoped to make Tcherassi Hotel + Spa a timeless classic.
As with her fashion collections, Tcherassi has a knack for evoking a modern, natural environment, which is reflected in every corner of the hotel where avant-garde design, modernity and tradition all meet to create an environment full of harmony.
Tcherassi Hotel + Spa was built in the historic center of Cartagena, in a restored and renovated 250-year-old mansion – talk about historic! The wrought iron gate that greets you at the front of the hotel, and the lighting in the outdoor garden at night and invites you to rediscover Colonial Cartagena as it was 250 years ago.
The Tcherassi Hotel + Spa has seven, large unique rooms with high ceilings, each with striking designs incorporating Tcherassi´s eye for fine fabrics and detailing, including original restored wooden floors, stone walls, spacious bathrooms and private balconies.
This magnificent boutique hotel allows you to disconnect from the world in the spa or delight with the excellent dishes of its chic Italian restaurant called Vera, overlooking the hotel’s vertical garden with over 3,000 local plants. With these great services, four swimming pools and a rooftop terrace with 360 degree views, it becomes an ideal place for such an important event like a wedding. Can you imagine exchanging “I dos” in an idyllic place like this?
To maintain the original charm of the mansion, the hotel took over two years to renovate. Tcherassi was intent on keeping colonial period details and mixing them with contemporary finishes. Tcherassi Hotel + Spa is the perfect place to enjoy the vibrant colors and culture of Cartagena as it was a hundred years ago.