In a city of hotels targeted at the business traveller, Bogotá’s new boutique Casa Legado breaks the pattern. Owner Helena Dávila, who spent the past decade opening and running a string of small shops throughout the city, had this exact idea in mind: “I wanted to give the city a hotel for leisure travellers – something that would fill with people on the weekends, rather than emptying out.” The seven-room Mid-Century home is nearly incognito from the street; inside, a world that feels like a second home, with an eye for curated, subtly whimsical décor that would make any Anthropologie shopper nod in appreciation. Harmoniously mismatched dishware garnishes the breakfast table every morning; in the living room, natural-fibre furniture from budding Colombian designers sits alongside antiques from Dávila’s grandmother’s home, below the watchful eye of family photographs on the wall. Each of the seven rooms, named after Dávila’s nieces and nephews, is unique – The Lucho suite boasts a sunny terrace with a hammock, whereas The Natalia has a dreamy bathtub right in the bedroom – with four in the main structure of the home, and three in the bright atrium behind it, where sun streams through a tangle of vines hanging from the second-storey glass ceiling all the way down to the black-and-white tiled floor below. Casa Legado isn’t the first hotel to call itself your home away from home, but the sentiment here feels more genuine than at most.
FLASH POINT Give one day’s notice and the host can set up an in-room massage or a private yoga class in the atrium or garden. – Megan Spurrell

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