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Where to Stay in Bogota for Business Travelers

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Bogota for Business Travelers

Bogota is Colombia’s capital and largest city.

The Colombian capital is a vibrant city, the largest industrial and commercial hub in the country and where most financial and service institutions are headquartered.

For a few years now, Colombia’s economy has been steadily growing and nowhere is this more obvious than in Santa Fe de Bogotá, a thriving beautiful mountain city with modern business centers, the busiest airport in the region and increasingly improved infrastructure.

Colombia’s capital is also booming in the technological field, with a large amount of local (and international) start-ups, e-commerce sites and new businesses opening up every year.

Bogota is also known for being a Latin American service center and outsourcing powerhouse. Its relative low salary costs, large English-speaking population, and geographic position make it one of the top cities for call centers in the world, especially for Spanish-speaking and North American companies.

El Dorado International (BOG), Bogota’s main hub, is located west of the city center. It is the busiest airport in Colombia and one of the main airports in all of South America. It has air connections to many domestic, North American and European destinations and it’s the main hub for Colombia’s premier carrier Avianca and a few local low-cost airlines. See accommodation near BOG.

Bogota is a huge city of almost 8 million inhabitants. This massive town hosts more than a few business-oriented areas, the most important being Centro Internacional de Bogotá.

The Colombian capital is also one of the main trade fair and events cities in South America. Corferias, the main congress and trade fair venue is the most important trade fair organizer in Colombia. Bogota’s main exhibition grounds are located in the Teusaquillo district, near Universidad Nacional.

Public Transport in Bogota is certainly not its most attractive asset. There is no metro system in the city, and the local alternative, TransMilenio (a network of express buses with exclusive lanes) is crowded, complicated to navigate, and not extensive enough for a city its size. Taxis and peer-to-peer apps are the best option to move around the Colombian capital.

Safety is another concern for business travel to Bogota. Although the Colombian city is relatively safe for Latin American standards, it is by no means excempt from crime. Common sense is advised throughout the city, but, generally speaking, northern districts are safer and more developed than the ones in the south.

Some of the top companies headquartered in the Bogota Metropolitan Area include Ecopetrol, Fondo Nacional del Café, Esso Colombiana Limited, Codi Mobil, Telecom, Empresa de Energía de Bogotá, Occidental de Colombia, Bavaria, Colmotores and most (if not all) Colombian banks and financial institutions, along with almost every multi-national company with operations in Colombia.

Where to Stay in Bogota for Business

Best Areas to Stay in Bogota for Business Travelers

The best areas to stay in Bogota for business include:

  1. Centro Internacional: Centro Internacional de Bogotá is the main business district in town. It is located right in the heart of the city, north of La Candelaria (Historic Center) and south of the wealthier districts of northern Bogota. This area is home to the city’s tallest skyscrapers and a handful of luxury business hotels. It is also where most banks, financial institutions and the Colombian Stock Exchange are located. See accommodation around Centro Internacional de Bogotá.
  2. Corferias: Located west of the city center, this large exhibition complex is the most important in Colombia. The area around Corferias (Bogota Tradefair) is packed with business-style hotels and budget accommodation. See accommodation around Corferias.
  3. Zona T & North Chapinero: Zona T or Zona Rosa is the premier shopping and entertainment district in Bogota. This exclusive area also holds a wealth of business towers. Zona Rosa & North Chapinero are also the best places to stay in Bogota if you want to mix your business trip with a little fun. See accommodation around Zona T.
  4. Usaquén: Usaquén is the northernmost area of Bogota. It is a very wealthy district that in recent years has seen many tall building offices mushroom around its wide avenues. Usaquén also holds many of the luxury international chain hotels in town. See accommodation in Usaquén.

The Best Business Hotels in Bogota

Bogota has a well-earned reputation for being one of the most dinamic South American capitals. There are many business-oriented hotels all over Bogota.

These are some of the best business hotels in Bogota.

1. B3 Virrey Hotel Bogotá

Midrange Business Hotel

This hotel is located in the North Chapinero area of Bogotá.

What Makes This a Great Hotel to Stay in Bogota for Business

Featuring a terrace and a bar that offers a tapas menu with beer and special drinks, this modern hotel provides free WiFi and free parking in the exclusive Chico area of north Bogotá, 100 m from Virrey Park and 701 m from El Retiro Shopping Center and Zona T. A daily buffet breakfast is included.

The World Trade Center is a 15-minute drive away, Botero Museum is 9.3 mi away, and El Dorado International Airport is a 30-minute drive away, the hotel can arrange shuttles for an additional fee.

Rooms & Leisure Facilities

Rooms at Hotel B3 Virrey are fitted with a flat-screen TV, a work desk and a private bathroom with hairdryer.

Guests can work out at the 24-hour fitness center. The 24-hour front desk can arrange dry cleaning services.

2. EK Hotel

Luxury Business Hotel

This 5-star hotel is located very close to Zona Rosa.

What Makes This a Great Hotel to Stay in Bogota for Business

Located in the heart of Bogota’s financial district, EK Hotel offers a business center, gym, sauna and stylish rooms with free Wi-Fi. La 93 Park is just a 5-minute walk away.

Rooms & Leisure Facilities

Rooms at the EK Hotel feature contemporary design and include a mini-bar, safe and flat-screen TV with cable channels. The modern bathrooms offer a shower, hairdryer and free toiletries.

The EK’s modern bar-restaurant serves a free daily breakfast. A wide range of popular restaurants can also be found in the surrounding streets.

Free parking is available at Hotel EK. El Virrey Park is 901 m away, while the Retiro, Andino and Atlantis Shopping Centers are all within 0.9 mi. El Dorado International Airport is 11 mi away.

3. Hotel Saint Simon

Midrange Business Hotel

This hotel is located in the North Chapinero / Zona Rosa of Bogota.

What Makes This a Great Hotel to Stay in Bogota for Business

Located in the Zona Rosa area, 2 blocks from Andino and Atlantis shopping centers, Hotel Saint Simon features a restaurant where guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast and provides free WiFi in Bogota city.

The hotel has a business center and a 24-hour front desk that can arrange laundry and ironing services.

The financial area is 1.1 mi away and El Dorado International Airport is 9.9 mi away.

Rooms & Leisure Facilities

The rooms in Hotel Saint Simon feature a private bathroom, mini-bar, and LCD satellite TV. Room service is provided.

4. W Bogota

Luxury Business Hotel

W Bogota is a modern hotel located in the capital’s popular Usaquen district.

What Makes This a Great Hotel to Stay in Bogota for Business

Offering an indoor pool and a spa and wellness center, W Bogota is a modern hotel located in the capital’s popular Usaquen district. It features an on-site night club and evening entertainment.

At W Bogota you will find a restaurant and a fitness center. Other facilities offered at the property include a tour desk and meeting facilities for up to 500 people.

The hotel is located in a corporate park that features banks, tourism offices, restaurants and beauty salons. Hacienda Santa Barbara shopping center is right in front of the property.

The popular Parque Virrey can be reached in 15 minutes by car, while El Dorado International Airport is a 30-minute drive from W Bogota.

Rooms & Leisure Facilities

Each spacious, luxurious room here is totally air-conditioned and includes a flat-screen cable TV, a comfortable seating area and a private bathroom with free toiletries. Free WiFi access is available throughout.

5. Hotel Casa Quinta Embajada

Budget Business Hotel

This hotel is located in Teusaquillo.

What Makes This a Great Hotel to Stay in Bogota for Business

Featuring an à-la-carte restaurant on site, Casa Quinta Hotel is located in Bogotá. Free Wi-Fi access is available.

At Casa Quinta Hotel you will find a 24-hour front desk and a bar. Other facilities offered include a shared lounge and a laundry. The property offers free parking.

This property is 0.6 mi from Corferias International Exhibition Center, 0.8 mi from Central Station and 1.3 mi from the National University of Colombia. El Dorado International Airport can be reached in around 20 minutes by car.

Rooms & Leisure Facilities

The elegant rooms will provide you with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Featuring a bath, the private bathrooms also come with towels. Extras include a desk and linen.

Guests can also explore the restaurants available in Bogotá’s city center.

6. Hotel San Pablo

Midrange Business Hotel

Hotel San Pablo is located in Teusaquillo.

What Makes This a Great Hotel to Stay in Bogota for Business

Stylish accommodations and massage sessions can be enjoyed at 820 foot walking distance from Corferias Convention Center and the American Embassy in Bogota. Free Wi-Fi is available. The property is located on El Dorado Avenue, a 20-minute drive from the airport.

A buffet breakfast with world famous Colombian coffee and tropical fruits is offered daily at the elegant breakfast area.

San Pablo is 1.2 mi from La Candelaria, Bogota’s historical neighborhood. Free shuttles to El Dorado Airport are provided Mondays through Saturdays. El Campin Stadium is is 10 minutes away by car.

Medical service is provided 24/7.

Rooms & Leisure Facilities

Rooms at San Pablo are equipped with mini-bars, upholstered chairs and details of contemporary décor. Bathrooms include bathrobes and some of them feature baths. Laundry services are available.

7. Blue House Corferias

Budget Business Hotel

Blue House Corferias is located in Bogotá, in the Teusaquillo district.

What Makes This a Great Hotel to Stay in Bogota for Business

The property is around less than 1 km from Corferias International Exhibition Center and 5 km from El Campin Coliseum. The property has a terrace, a 24-hour front desk, where staff can assist guests, as well as free WiFi.

At the hotel, each room has a desk.

Rooms & Leisure Facilities

Rooms come with a private bathroom with free toiletries. Guest rooms include a closet.

An American breakfast is available every morning at the property.

El Campin Stadium is 5.1 km from Blue House Corferias.

8. Sofitel Bogota Victoria Regia

Luxury Business Hotel

Sofitel Bogota Victoria Regia is located just over a quarter mile from Bogota’s popular La Zona T area.

What Makes This a Great Hotel to Stay in Bogota for Business

Located just over a quarter mile from Bogota’s popular La Zona T area, Sofitel Bogota Victoria Regia features luxurious rooms with free Wi-Fi. This modern property also boasts a restaurant, bar, business center and gym.

Bogota´s international airport is a 30-minute drive from Sofitel Bogota Victoria Regia, and the capital’s charming Historic Centre is just 11.3 km away.

Rooms & Leisure Facilities

Each room at Sofitel Bogota Victoria Regia features a comfortable feather comforter, 400-count sheets and a pillow menu. They also include a flat-screen TV, work desk and Hermes or Lanvin toiletries.

The hotel’s Basilic restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine, and also serves delicious French and Colombian fusion cuisine. Some of the city’s most popular restaurants, including Andres D.C. and Le Braserie, is just over half a kilometer away.

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