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Medellin Marriott Colombia [Master Thread]

Old Apr 18, 17, 8:28 am
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Medellin Marriott Colombia [Master Thread]

Opening November 2017. Cat 3. Exec lounge, but website doesn't say if it's opened daily yet

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/trave...arriott-hotel/

"The brand-new Medellin Marriott Hotel will be located at El Poblado, at the heart of Medellin´s financial and entertainment district. All guestrooms are designed to deliver our guests with the best rest, featuring luxurious bathrooms, total blackout curtains, soundproof windows, feather pillow top mattresses with 300 thread Egyptian cotton linen sheets, high streaming speed internet and an access point in each room. On the executive lounge, guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast and afternoon hors d´oeuvres, while on the 4th floor guest can enjoy our outdoor pool. For the healthy conscious guests the hotel offer a fully equipped fitness center and a full-service spa. This will be a fun and exciting hotel with two concept restaurants: The Market with a build your own concept for casual dining and NAU Sushi Lounge offering handcrafted cocktails, fresh Sushi and live music in a vibrant atmosphere. Whether you visit Medellin for business or leisure, a luxury stay awaits you at Medellin Marriott Hotel."

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Old Sep 11, 17, 10:14 am
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Old Sep 11, 17, 11:56 am
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Was about to say 'nice pics' but then saw the opening date and realised they must be stock photos
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Was about to say 'nice pics' but then saw the opening date and realised they must be stock photos
I've visited at least one Marriott property about this far out from official opening, and the pics are likely legit; working out staffing details and hosting internal guests at this point, in all likelihood...
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Old Sep 12, 17, 6:26 am
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Originally Posted by CCIE_Flyer View Post
I've visited at least one Marriott property about this far out from official opening, and the pics are likely legit; working out staffing details and hosting internal guests at this point, in all likelihood...
Well they are identical to the ones featured on the website and doing a property inspection on the post shows them as originating from https://cache.marriott.com

So stock photos
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Old Sep 12, 17, 7:50 am
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Originally Posted by yurtripper View Post
Well they are identical to the ones featured on the website and doing a property inspection on the post shows them as originating from https://cache.marriott.com

So stock photos
Perhaps, but not the very traditional/generic Marriott stock photos that are for properties that are not open that don't have info. Since these were pretty specific in terms of visuals, I'd say that's probably what the rooms & public areas will look like.

FWIW - cache doesn't necessarily mean stock photos, just they're from Marriott/hosted. I went to three properties websites that I stay at on a regular basis to look at their photos & where I've posted pictures on my photo website I've personally taken of those properties, & my photos match the photos on the properties websites & the properties websites photos say cache as well.

If you're staying at Medellin after it opens, please do a trip report

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Old Sep 12, 17, 4:30 pm
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I need to visit Medellin before I leave Panama City for good in about a year from now, and with a FS Marriot in cat 3 I believe I already have the lodging sorted
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I need to visit Medellin before I leave Panama City for good in about a year from now, and with a FS Marriot in cat 3 I believe I already have the lodging sorted
This would be a solid use of a Cat 1-5 cert.

Marriott is really showing strongly in Colombia. Already has probably the best hotel in both Bogota and Cali.
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Old Apr 18, 18, 8:14 am
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Is this hotel open yet?
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Old Apr 19, 18, 6:31 pm
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Seems to be, as it's quoting dif rates for tonight.

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I stayed here for a night in June. I actually live in Medellin but needed a hotel for the night due to paint fumes in my apartment. Pictures are accurate. Staff couldn't have been nicer. Good, very complete breakfast buffet. Nice executive lounge. Beautiful pool and spa area. Also hotel is located a couple of blocks from Olviedo mall, so a perfect location if you are visiting Medellin.

I stay at the Bogota Marriott hotels quite frequently, and this hotel is nicer than the Bogota Marriott hotel.

I would say if you plan to visit Medellin this hotel would be a solid use of a cat 1-5 cert.
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Old Jul 10, 18, 4:05 pm
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Thanks! Did you stay there on points? Did you have to pay any taxes? I think I read somewhere that hotels in Colombia charge full taxes for awards, unless you book a package rate, or something like that?
I've also emailed the hotel, but haven't heard back yet.
Depending on whether they charge taxes on awards, a corporate rate might be a better deal than sacrificing points...
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