Slated to open in April 2019, the innovative lodging concept Cannúa is poised to become the first boutique hotel set within protected forest in Antioquia, Colombia. The hillside retreat from Santigago Giraldo, Brian Schon, and Nathan Rodgers, seeks to foster a new sense of community in Colombia.
“As Colombia continues to evolve as a destination of natural and cultural wonders, we’re proud to be bringing a truly exceptional and transformative travel experience to Antioquia’s countryside,” says Nathan Rodgers, CEO and cofounder of Cannúa. “We want to show the world’s travelers that there’s more to Colombia than its cities—and that it’s possible to develop a hotel in a way that is both environmentally and socially sustainable.”
“We want to show the world’s travelers that there’s more to Colombia than its cities – and that it’s possible to develop a hotel in a way that is both environmentally and socially sustainable,” said Nathan Rodgers, the CEO and co-founder of Cannúa.
The 18-room property will be grounded in permaculture design principles that will facilitate a holistic approach to sustainability and complement an atmosphere of rejuvenation and reconnection. The project will aim to achieve zero-waste status with elements including onsite water treatment and waste management systems. Sustainably sourced bamboo and compressed-earth blocks will be produced onsite from the soil, while two acres of organic gardens will provide ingredients for the property’s F&B. Home to eight cabanas and 10 guestrooms, Cannúa will also feature a spa, café, and restaurant.