© PLAN:B Arquitectos / Photography: Alejandro Arango

The notorious crime-ridden days in the 1980s and 1990s are long gone, and Medellín has miraculously transformed into South America‘s capital of innovation, tackling drugs, poverty, environmental problems, urban transportation and other urban issues. The stability and increased affluence, combined with the city’s cultural treasures and natural beauty, have become a major pull factor for both Colombian and foreign tourists. Needless to say, the local infrastructure has blossomed, resulting in a slew of new establishments that cater to this growing flow of visitors. The newly opened Landmark hotel falls into this category. Situated in the leafy Manila area of town, the property has been built by local practice PLAN:B Arquitectos which has both been influenced by Medellín’s urban layout of elongated blocks, and its narrow lot and strict regulations on heights, overhangs and setbacks. The building crosses the block from north to south, creating a U-shaped floor plan with a central patio that’s open to an existing pedestrian walkway on the western side.

As such, the hotel building offers the city a new semi-public space, but also generates adequate lighting and natural ventilation conditions for all of Landmark‘s 63 guest rooms and 20 duplex rooms. The rooms meetall the standards of today’s modern traveller, featuring queen-size beds, multi-setting air-conditioning, a smart TV, automatic blackout curtains and high-speed WiFi. For those looking for some self-pampering, the Duplex King Suite comes with an additional living room, two bathrooms and a jacuzzi. Nestled on the ground floor is Smash, a laid-back family restaurant dedicated to avocado-based pancakes, salads, wraps. burgers and desserts, all paired with freshly made smoothies and juices. The Landmark‘s rooftop terrace and pool is huge bonus, offering not only aquatic fun for all, but also it’s also a place where to sit back and mingle with friends while taking in sweeping views of the city and the imposing Aburrá Valley landscape.

Calle 14 #43D-85 (Manila)
050022 Medellín
Telephone: +57 304 2343158

© Plan:b arquitectos / Photography: Alejandro Arango