B.O.G Hotel — Bogotá, Colombia
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Bogotá has a sparkling new hotel for those prospecting for a little gold dust on their travels. BOG Hotel's utilitarian architecture by Guillermo Arias, and simple yet opulent interiors by Nini Andrade Silva, make it a welcome contrast to the city's abundance of overly corporate offerings. The building comprises a gilt-edged lobby and lounge at ground level, and 55 guest rooms in chromatic shades of bronze, green and silver. Its shimmering interiors echo the country’s golden past and glittering future as one of the world’s richest sources of precious metals and emeralds. The spa with a heated rooftop pool, and the restaurant created by celebrated Colombian chef Leonor Espinosa, add to the hotel's attractions.

Master bedroom with white bedlinen work desk and chair

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Originally hailing from the UK, Rainbow Blue Nelson first landed in Colombia in search of Tintinesque adventures in 1996. Subsequent forays from his Caribbean base in Cartagena have thrown up a book about Pablo Escobar, and the Wallpaper* City Guides for Santiago, Brasilia, Bogota and Miami. Currently completing a second book about Colombia whilst re-wilding 50 hectares of tropical rainforest on the country's Caribbean coast, he’s interviewed some of South America's most influential figures in art, design and architecture for Wallpaper* and other international publications.