W Bogotá, Colombia

Drawing inspiration from the myth of El Dorado, the W Bogotá is a 17-storey treasure trove designed by Ilan Waisbrod, of New York-based outfit Studio Gaia. Black tunnels, which link dazzling spaces and curvaceous hideouts, evoke the quest of the Spanish conquistadors for the country’s hidden riches, while sustainable furniture, crafted by Waisbrod, earns environmentally friendly brownie points. Jean-Georges Vongerichten has installed a fourth version of his Market restaurant, while the bar features a cosmic intervention by Colombian artist Venuz White.

Address: 9 Avenida Carrera; starwoodhotels.com; Rates from €355