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La Ruta de La Mariposa arrives at the Santa Marta Marriott Resort Playa Dormida by Mario Hernandez

The Santa Marta Marriott Resort Playa Dormida and Mario Hernández present the Butterfly Route, an exclusive experience in which the beauty of Santa Marta, local gastronomy, unique services and the best of national design converge.

La Ruta de La Mariposa arrives at the Santa Marta Marriott Resort Playa Dormida by Mario Hernandez

This unprecedented collaboration between the luxury brand and the Samario hotel pays tribute to the more than 30 species of butterflies endemic to the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, and it is especially inspired by the Rhodopteron Morpho or the pearly blue butterfly, which according to researchers is only found in this corner of the planet.


Starting with the Butterfly Route, the public will be able to enjoy the destination's bounties and a collection of Mario Hernandez pieces created exclusively for the occasion, as well as Ron Viejo de Caldas cocktails and a special menu by the hotel's executive chef Alirio Rodriguez, all through a guided experience.


"It will be an unforgettable opportunity in a destination that has everything to make travelers fall in love. We are pleased to form this alliance with such prestigious brands as Mario Hernandez and Ron Viejo de Caldas, to offer our guests an unprecedented stay," added Mario Mata, Director of Marketing and Sales of the Santa Marta Marriott Resort Playa Dormida.


La Ruta de La Mariposa arrives at the Santa Marta Marriott Resort Playa Dormida by Mario Hernandez

"It is a pride for the Mario Hernandez family to work with the Santa Marta Marriott Resort Playa Dormida, in the Butterfly Route experience, they are many years of work to reach this moment. We do it with the intention of leaving high the name of our country, Colombia, and offer an experience that defines our culture. This alliance between the hotel, Ron Viejo de Caldas and Mario Hernandez is a team effort to build a country and bet on creativity", said Mario Hernandez.


Those who dare to experience the Butterfly Route will stay in a room decorated by Mario Hernandez, with butterflies on the walls, mirrors and balcony, looms alluding to the theme, an exhibition of blue morpho accompanied by a QR code with information about this species, amenities and surprise gifts.


In addition, guests will be able to see first-hand the metamorphosis of this species, since in the room guests will find a box with a sphere of natural fibers, and inside the sphere a pupa. The box will contain information about the butterfly to be born, the release legend and care instructions.



La Ruta de La Mariposa arrives at the Santa Marta Marriott Resort Playa Dormida by Mario Hernandez


The objective of this initiative is, on the one hand, that the public can observe the metamorphosis of this insect, and on the other hand, to raise awareness about the protection of species in the area. If the butterfly is born during the stay, the guest must allow it to leave the room, but if it is not born, it will be invited to leave the pupa in Duzano, a wooded area next to the hotel.


Beyond the room, participants will identify their reserved spaces on the beach, the restaurant, the pool and the spa, as they will find the exclusive design of Mario Hernandez, who even designed a set of tableware especially for the experience.


Other services included in the Butterfly Route are a treatment at the hotel's Seishua Spa, access to the Jacuzzi at sunset and a cocktail class with an expert from Ron Viejo de Caldas.


In addition, there will be an exhibition of Mario Hernandez handbags in the hotel lobby, which can be purchased by the public for an additional cost.


The exclusive experience will be available from August 2022 to March 2023, details on the


Additionally, hand in hand with the La Ruta de la Mariposa comes the first Marriott Bonvoy Moments to Santa Marta, through an elevated experience with exclusive pieces by Mario Hernandez. Marriott Bonvoy Moments is the exclusive experience platform of Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International's award-winning travel program, where members can redeem their points for either fixed-price experiences or use them to bid on experiences through auctions.

The Marriott Bonvoy program has more than 169 million members worldwide, and more than

5 million members in Latin America, with benefits across the global portfolio.


La Ruta de La Mariposa arrives at the Santa Marta Marriott Resort Playa Dormida by Mario Hernandez

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