Owned by Colombian fashion designer Silvia Tcherassi, this super-stylish boutique hotel carved from a 250-year-old mansion is a perfect expression of the owner’s creative spirit. Behind a monumental studded doorway, contemporary black-and-white portraits, flamboyant furnishings, colonial architecture, and Colombian artifacts coalesce to striking effect. The serene courtyard/reception area—with its centerpiece swimming pool (more decorative than recreational), framed by a shimmering glass waterfall and lush vertical garden—provides the setting for acclaimed Italian restaurant Vera. Light-flooded, sensual rooms feature original exposed brickwork, polished wooden floors, and soaring ceilings. The rooftop terrace with a hot tub has enchanting views of the walled city. There’s a fabulous spa, and a cocktail at Aquabar forms a perfect early evening ritual. Service is discreet and poised.