Standing tall amid the buzzing vibrancy of Medellín’s Lleras Park, The Charlee is an artsy and stylish boutique hotel with a cutting-edge, rock star character. There is a creative vibe and a lively warmth here, resulting in the kind of exceptional five-star service one might expect from a luxury chain hotel, yet without the stuffiness. The Charlee is a hotel for the sophisticated, savvy guest who appreciates individuality, intimate comfort, and extraordinary views.

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The Charlee’s lobby sets the edgy and art-centric tone, with surfaces of leather canvas, polished concrete, metal, and wood contrasting the bright splashes of colorful chandeliers and artwork. Design and art intersect at every corner within the hotel’s 42 rooms, with each floor representing a different Colombian artist through their sexy photography, paintings, and sculptures. This modern and creative approach extends into the white-walled suites through the Balinese and Malaysian furniture, the soft hues of olive, cork, and sky, and the funky blue crystal chandeliers. While the comfortable beds and substantial en-suite bathroom are certainly impressive, the massive furnished private balconies outshine them both in size and view. Each balcony comes equipped with specific indulgent features depending on the type of room: for the Charlee, panoramic views of Lleras Park; for Spice, a Teppanyaki Grill and personal chef; for Acqua, a Jacuzzi overlooking the hills of El Poblado; and for Envy, all of the above.

Not taking advantage of the personal en-suite chef? Then enjoy delicious all-day Tuscan cuisine and the extensive wine list at Lucia Restaurant. Don’t feel like reading and relaxing in the Mezzanine’s second floor library? Then head to the massive, three-floor ULTRA wellness center for cardio, weights, and classes in a gym that puts all other hotel fitness centers to shame. The Charlee’s true piece de resistance, however, is upstairs at the Envy Rooftop, a thumping open-air bar and lounge and a favorite of tourists and locals alike with its live DJ, innovative aquarium-style swimming pool, and unbelievable skyscraper views over the city. Whether upstairs at Envy or out on the streets of Lleras Park, the party never stops when the sun goes down.

During the day, the surrounding Lleras Park in the vibrant Poblado district is worth exploring for its bars, cafes, restaurants, and shops. This area is famous for its nightlife and, of course, for being Pablo Escobar’s former stomping grounds. Beyond this sector, see why Medellín is Colombia’s most progressive city with visits to La Plazoleta and urban and social regeneration projects such as the Biblioteca España Park.

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