Four Seasons Bogota
What it is
An elegant, clean-lined retreat in ultra hip Zona T.
What it isn't
Hands off. Expect turn-down service and twice-daily housekeeping, plus a multilingual concierge always at-the-ready.
What we think
If Four Seasons Bogota feels more like a local boutique hotel than part of an international luxury chain, it should. Where else can you find the seamless trusted service of a Four Seasons with fiercely locavore touches? Guest rooms here are fitted with hand-knotted carpets, down-swathed custom Four Seasons beds, iPod docking stations, and the kind of cooler-than-thou interiors you might expect to see in Architectural Digest (the wall your bed abuts is coal black). Hit the spa for Colombian treatments that will make everything back home give you The Sads. One of the best: Fura’s Emerald Ritual, in which you’re exfoliated with emerald dust. Really.
You're here because
You love nothing more than room service at least once per trip, but most hotels maintain a menu that make roadside diners look creative. Four Seasons takes it to the top, with offerings like Peruvian chicken with rustic potatoes and bread pudding with guayaba sauce and arequipe ice cream.
You know it’s a good sign when locals are everywhere in the hotel restaurant, so often a warren of tourists on the lam. At Nemo, where Colombian cooking is elevated to haute art, it feels like all of Bogota’s cool kids are collecting for a dinner of charcoal-grilled delights. After scanning the menu, you decide on fresh caught fish—and a table by the glass walled banquette overlooking the leafy street.
Restaurants & Bars
Biblioteca- International and local breakfast specialties.
Nemo - International bar and grill.
Smack dab in Bogota’s Zona T, a hot spot for both nightclubbing and shopping. In other words, it’s a true Vacationland.