Bogotá, September 2022 – Ennismore, the fastest-growing lifestyle hospitality company, announces its latest signing in Colombia, with Mama Shelter Medellín. Due to open in 2026, the hotel will be the brand’s first hotel in Colombia and will be in the heart of the El Poblado neighborhood. The 150-room hotel will host everything a Mama Shelter is famous for – an energetic restaurant and bar space, more than 3,000 square meters of coworking space, 500 square meters of meeting rooms and a restaurant and swimming pool on the first-floor rooftop terrace.
Cedric Gobilliard, Brand COO of Mama Shelter at Ennismore, said: “We’re extremely excited to bring Mama Shelter to such an energetic and iconic city like Medellín. Mama Shelter offers both international travelers and local communities a place to stay, eat and play, and we can’t wait to open our doors and offer the unique experience we are known for.”
The new Mama Shelter which will be located within a mixed-use development in Medellín, including retail, office and coworking spaces, allowing guests to live, work and play during their stay in one of Colombia’s most promising and innovative cities. The new hotel’s destination is well known for its nightlife, with a concentration and variety of more than 200 restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Just a 10-minute walk away, tourists will be able to enjoy areas such as Manila, Parque Lleras, Provenza and Patio Bonito.
With an estimate investment of US$ 30million, the DALVAL INVERSIONES fund is the Colombian real estate manager that, together with Skema Promotora and Macca, capitalizes on the talent and experience of companies from Valle and Antioquia in the structuring and development of this modern project.
Franck Pruvost, COO Hispanic Countries Accor said, “Expanding in Colombia with this promising project and the global strength of our Mama Shelter brand, makes us provide more and more unique and diverse lodging experiences within the sector. Medellin being an excellent city to enjoy, explore and get to know.”
Mama Shelter is part of Ennismore, a global collective of lifestyle hospitality brands, which was formed in 2021 in a joint venture between Sharan Pasricha and Accor. Ennismore currently has four operating properties in South America including JO&JOE Medellín and Rio De Janeiro and SLS Puerto Madero, and properties in the pipeline including TRIBE Belo Horizonte and SLS Punta Del Este.
Mama Shelter started in 2008 in Paris as a concept developed by Serge Trigano and his two sons, Jérémie and Benjamin. Mama Shelter is a place to live life to the full: it’s affordable, irreverent, popular, sassy, and sexy. A haven that Mama has created for her guests. Much like a mother who cares for her children, Mama looks after travelers as if they were her own, now with 15 hotels, spread over 14 cities across 9 countries and 3 continents
The essence of Mama Shelter
Being the first of the brand in the country and being a unique place for its surroundings, amenities and good architecture, this new property will attract locals, tourists, and potential investors, becoming an icon of Medellin.
More than rooms or restaurants, Mama Shelter is a place to live an extraordinary experience, as it is an authentic urban refuge, modern, popular, fun and warm. Mama Shelter will open its doors to people of all ages and places to meet and share good home cooking prepared by the chefs, or a cocktail prepared by the barmaid and bartender.
It also offers comfortable and relaxing meeting rooms to boost visitors’ creativity, or its stores, one of them on-line, with the best articles and collaborations, and even state-of-the-art technology such as free access to movies and wifi.