My darlings, Mrs Buendia here…
Allow me to lead you into 2021 with lashings of luxe bohemia this January. We have added more frivolities, along with my ladies night designed to unleash a little Latin-blood and old-fashioned decadence in Dubai chicas and the city’s most plentiful Friday partido hosted by yours truly. There’s a darling new “You Had Me At TACO!”, taco and margarita Mondays my gorgeous ones and a fabulous “South American Tapas Tour” complete with my darling dancers reminding me of the colourful creatures of my home country. As well as a Birthday Fiesta check in for gorgeous guests celebrating their birthday Buendia style.
Life’s mundanities will melt away at Hotel Cartagena mi amores… with 360 degree views of that glittering disco ball of a building, the Burj Khalifa, towering tropical plants, oversized bird cages, moody lighting, opulent hanging lanterns and the odd flamingo for the Instagram (we called them ‘Hollywood moments’ in my day darlings).
Our January Hotel Cartagena events are explained in delicious detail below my loves and I will be waiting for you, cocktails at the ready, to join me in paradise.
Love & Kisses,
You Had Me at TACO!
Every Monday 5.30pm –12am
Bringing a little Mexican flair to the Middle East, Hotel Cartagena is shaking up Mondays with a brand-new night marrying two of its hottest culinary exports – tacos and margaritas. For just AED 175 per person Dubai residents can revel in an unlimited two-hour supply of margaritas and pillow soft tacos stuffed with everything from Annato Chicken pickled red cabbage, avocado, sesame, scallions and chipotle soy honey, Lamb Confitado suckling lamb shoulder, guava bbq, onion mojo and queso salsa to Crispy Avocado Pica, roasted sweet corn and guacamole. Or Cured Black Cod avocado, wasabi aioli, lime crema and cilantro served on homemade tostada chips.
All washed down with expertly blended tipples singing with lime and sunshine, three Margarita tastes include a passion fruit twist and Margarita del Diablo served with Chilli. Not forgetting that every night is a party at Hotel Cartagena, carnival style dancers will light up the stage with feathers and fabulous footwork while guests marvel at magical, 72nd floor views.
You Had Me at TACO! offer: Two hours of unlimited tacos and margaritas for AED 175 per person
South American Tapas Tour
Every Wednesday 5.30pm –12am
Making its 2021 debut, Tapas takes over Wednesday nights at Hotel Cartagena encouraging the city’s ravishing residents to take a culinary journey of Latin America without borders; from Cuba to Puerto Rico to Colombia, and on to the Caribbean. Allowing diners to design their own gastronomic itinerary via a selection of tapas-style platters and flamboyant Sangria served white or red. Flavours will be as eclectic as Mrs B’s approach to interior design including tapas plates of Fresh Guacamole & Chips mashed avocado, spiced tabbouleh, succulent Chicken Anticuchos sumac & togarashi, anticuchera sauce, Shrimp Aguachile and melt in your mouth Braised Beef Empanadas filled with sweet plantain, avocado poblano. As usual, the dance floor will be exploding with feather-and-sequin-glad-dancers keeping energy levels as high as the views across downtown Dubai.
South American Tapas Tour Wednesdays: Tapas platter and two Sangria for AED 220 or Tapas platter and Sangria pitcher (4 Sangrias) for AED 250.
Mrs Buendia’s Ladies Night
Every Tuesday 5.30pm –12am
Hotel Cartagena invites ladies of Dubai to tap into their inner free spirit at a weekly ladies night for darlings who deserve it! Taking inspiration from the lounge’s gilded birdcage, the decadent potion party brings together bespoke art, fashion and music in an unforgettable evening designed to unleash desire and welcome decadence with open arms. Offering four complimentary cocktails to ladies and 30% off main dishes for daring dilettantes, guests will experience Latin America without borders; from Cuba to Puerto Rico to Colombia, imbued with the flair of the Caribbean and subtle whispers of Asia.
Keeping energy levels as high as Mrs Buendia’s heels, South American tunes are enticing enough to have Mrs B’s carnival style dancers sashaying on the stage and magical views from 72 floors up add an extra sense of taking flight.
Ladies night offer: Four free drinks including cocktails, wine and spirits + 30% off all main
Hotel Cartagena Brunch
Every Friday 1pm – 4pm
Overseen by the legendary Mrs Buendia herself, Friday afternoons at Hotel Cartagena are devoted to the decadent fervor of brunch. Set at the top of the JW Marriott Marquis with 360-degree views of the city and the glittering Burj Khalifa, step into an exuberant urban jungle complete with oversized bird cages, towering tropical plants, hanging lanterns and decorative trinkets left behind by esteemed hotel guests.
Once stepping out of the Black Panther, Hotel Cartagena’s private elevator, expect to enter a land of frenzied euphoria serving a brunch menu littered with lavishness and designed to be shared. Anything goes, from feasting on Mushroom, truffle & cheese empanada’s, Parrillada De Carne mixed meat grill platters and Sushi rolls of the day or Saltado lobster. All washed down with sparkling Chilean bubbles and ending on a sweet note with savoring swoon-worthy desserts served in spectacular cages.
New and improved for 2021, HC’s legendary weekend party has just got more decadent with an extended live dance show keeping Dubai’s most fabulous brunch crowd enthralled – with much-loved resident DJ on the decks spinning the crowd into fever pitch. Join the beautiful madness at #MrsBuendiaHosts Cartagena Brunch every Friday from 1pm to 4pm.
#MrsBuendiaHosts Cartagena Brunch Offer: AED395 House Beverages including sparkling wine & AED295 Soft Beverages
Birthday Fiesta Check In at Hotel Cartagena
Proving that legendary proprietor and host Mrs Buendia knows how to throw a party, this January through to February 28th Hotel Cartagena adds an intoxicating dose of Latin energy to birthday celebrations with a special offer for gorgeous guests born in the month of January and February. Tell the hotel it’s your birthday and get exclusive access to book a private boudoir on the day to celebrate with feverish friends and family. On booking the group set menu show your Emirates ID and receive a complimentary “get the party started” style cocktail on arrival for up to 10 guests as well as spectacular personalised finale sweet treat served in an opulent birdcage. Mrs B’s private boudoir makes a seductive spot complete with mischief and mayhem, serving up Latin flavours without borders – a troop of darling dancers and 360-degree views of that glittering beauty the Burj Khalifa.
Hotel Cartagena January & February Fiesta offer: Group menu available at AED265 with a welcome beverage for group of up to 10 people & Birthday Desert Cage.
Opening Times: Saturday – Thursday 5.30pm-till late
Friday – 1pm – till late
Reservations: Weekdays: 10am – 12am / Weekends: 10am – 12am
MORE ABOUT HOTEL CARTAGENA
Hotel Cartagena bar and lounge unfolds the tale of its protagonist, Mrs Buendia. This eclectic bohemian paradise is a shrine to all those who have lived, loved and dined within its four walls and provides every guest with the promise of a reprise from the chaos of the world we live in today. So sit back. Meet, eat, drink, entertain and relax as we take care of you in every way.