Art-Deco-Style Boutique Hotel in Upscale Urban Area
The bartenders at Lancaster House’s piano room serve martinis and cocktails in a room with art-deco flourishes; the scene feels straight out of 1920s New York. The hotel’s fine-dining restaurant is even named after The Great Gatsby. This hotel is located not on Long Island, but rather in Bogotá, Colombia. In a city known for its cobblestone paths and restored Spanish-colonial churches, the seven-story, all-suite Lancaster House welcomes you with Jazz Age–style elegance.
At the onsite restaurant, Gatsby, chefs cook Peruvian and international cuisine. Along with à la carte fare, there’s a daily complimentary breakfast buffet of fresh tropical fruits, baked breads, and cold-cut-and-cheese platters.
Named the top hotel in Colombia in 2013 by TripAdvisor, all of Lancaster House’s suites come with living and dining areas and full kitchens. Decorated in photography by Hester Esquenazi, junior suites overlook either the city or the surrounding Andes Mountains, and private terraces are available for an additional charge.
Bogotá, Colombia: Art and Shopping in the Andes Mountains
Colombia’s capital and largest city, Bogotá is a sprawling metropolis with a historical center called La Candelaria. Most of Bogotá’s museums are here, including Museo Botero and the Museo Nacional de Colombia, once the site of the 19th-century Panóptico prison. Now, the building showcases the country’s cultural heritage and artistic spirit, with modern artwork from Fernando Botero, Alejandro Obregón, and more.
Lancaster House is located in Bogotá’s more affluent north side and near the massive Unicentro shopping center, filled with more than 300 stores selling purses, shoes, and gold jewelry. Andean craftsmanship is also a major draw at the markets in the city’s center, where handmade treasures such as woven leather baskets and intricate wood carvings are available for bargain prices.
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