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Sonesta Collection Announces Opening of Sonesta Hotel Barranquilla

Hotel is 14th Sonesta in South America.

Friday, June 04, 2010
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Sonesta International Hotels Corporation
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Boston, MA – Sonesta Collection announced today the grand opening of its second hotel in Colombia, the 126-room Sonesta Hotel Barranquilla. This full-service hotel is located in the midst of business, shopping, restaurants and cultural attractions in downtown Barranquilla. The hotel is located adjacent to the Centro Comercial Grand Boulevard on Carretera, and adjoins the new shopping mall, casino and nightclub complex. This hotel, and its sister properties in Valledupar, Colombia; Peru; and Chile are the result of an ongoing relationship between GHL Hoteles and Sonesta.

“We at Sonesta are excited to bring another full-service business class hotel to our collection in South America,” said Stephanie Sonnabend, president and chief executive office for Sonesta. “The city of Barranquilla is an energetic mix of Caribbean and Colombian cultures – a wonderful new addition to the Sonesta Collection.”

The Sonesta Hotel Barranquilla features contemporary guest rooms with first class amenities, a full service business center, three meal a day restaurant, lounge, room service, 24-hour concierge service, WiFi throughout the hotel, and 2,600 square feet of meeting space. The hotel can be found online at http://www.sonesta.com/barranquilla and booked in the GDS at:

Sabre: Chain code is SO and Cusco Property code is 76678
Amadeus: Chain code is SN and Cusco Property code is BAQSHB
Galileo: Chain code is SN and Cusco Property code is 93999
Worldspan: Chain code is SN and Cusco Property code is BAQSH

Barranquilla is located in Northern Colombia, overlooking the Caribbean Sea and the Magdalena River. The city offers many universities and museums including the Museo Antropol?gico (Museum of Anthropology) and Museo Rom?ntico (local history museum). The new Caribbean Museum & Cultural Center offers a tribute to Nobel Prize winning author Gabriel Garc?a M?rquez. The city is renowned for Carnival, second in recognition only to Rio. Barranquilla offers easy access to spectacular Caribbean sandy beaches.

GHL Hoteles, who has managed Sonesta Hotels in Peru since 2005, owns and operates hotels throughout South America. With more than 40 years of experience in the hotel industry, GHL operates hotels under several flags. Currently, GHL operates 38 hotels in Colombia, Chile, Peru, Ecuador and Panama; including 12 Sonesta Hotels located in Peru, Chile and Colombia.

The Sonesta Collection is a distinctive international collection of upscale hotels, resorts and cruise ships. Every property reflects the energy, style and spirit of its location. Locally-inspired and artfully-presented cuisine, luxurious accommodations and passionate personal service create an authentic and memorable guest experience. Discover the Sonesta Collection in Boston, New Orleans, Miami, Orlando, St. Maarten (2), Brazil (2), Chile (3), Colombia (2), Peru (7), and Egypt (13). Opening soon in: Cartagena, Colombia; Miami, FL; and San Carlos, Mexico. For more information visit Sonesta.com or call 800.Sonesta (800.766.3782) in the U.S. and Canada.
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