181-Room Hotel is the Brand’s 7th Property in Colombia and 13th in South America
Newton, MA (April 5, 2022) – Sonesta International Hotels Corporation (Sonesta) is expanding its international portfolio and footprint in South America with the addition of Sonesta Hotel Cali, the brand’s seventh property in Colombia. The hotel is located 12 miles north of the Alfonso Bonilla Airport and just north of downtown Cali.
The hotel features 148 fully equipped guest rooms and 33 executive suites. Guests benefit from a variety of on-site amenities, including two restaurants, a lobby bar, a business center, a fitness center, a swimming pool and a spa. Sonesta Hotel Cali also has 10 meeting rooms totaling 11,646 square feet to accommodate business meetings and events.
Cali is the self-proclaimed “salsa capital of the world” with distinct neighborhoods, each with unique restaurants, nightlife and attractions, including architecturally significant cathedrals and churches. The city is surrounded by mountains, forests and natural parks, offering plenty of opportunity to explore, hike and birdwatch. The hotel’s proximity to designer boutiques in the nearby Chipichape Shopping Center and Zone Rosa and its location just minutes from the city center and major businesses make it a great choice for both business and leisure travelers.
“The addition of Sonesta Hotel Cali to our global portfolio brings momentum to our refocused efforts in Latin America,” said Keith Pierce, Sonesta’s President Franchise & Development. “We are eager to continue growing our presence in South America.”
Sonesta Hotel Cali marks the brand’s 13th hotel in South America under the management of GHL Hotels and is the latest property where travelers can earn and use points through Sonesta’s guest loyalty program, Sonesta Travel Pass. Members earn 10 points for every dollar spent on a qualified room rate at participating locations, including all North and South American locations.
“We are excited about the potential for long-term expansion in the region, especially for Sonesta franchise opportunities in the Caribbean and Mexico,” said Brian Quinn, Chief Development Officer for Sonesta. “We look forward to working with our master franchisee GHL to expand our reach in the region.”
Sonesta is one of the fastest-growing hospitality companies in the U.S., currently ranked 8th by Smith Travel Research (STR) with 1,200 properties totaling 100,000 guest rooms across 15 brands in eight countries. You will find nearly 300 hotels under one of Sonesta’s seven brands – Royal Sonesta; Sonesta Hotels & Resorts; Sonesta Select; Sonesta ES Suites; Sonesta Simply Suites; Sonesta Posadas del Inca and Sonesta Cruise Collection – operating in the U.S., Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Peru and St. Maarten. Sonesta also owns and franchises eight other brands – Hotel RL; Red Lion Hotels; Red Lion Inn & Suites; Signature Inn; GuestHouse Extended Stay; Knights Inn; Americas Best Value Inn and Canadas Best Value Inn – with nearly 900 franchised properties located across the U.S. and Canada. For more information about Sonesta visit franchise.sonesta.com.
GHL HOTELES is a Latin America hotel operator and brand developer with over 50 years of experience and it currently operates nearly 60 hotels located in 10 countries. GHL HOTELES is a recognized multi-brand hotel operator and has acted as a hotel developer for Sonesta Hotels and Sonesta Posadas del Inca among other brands.