Ennismore has announced its entry into Colombia with Mama Shelter Medellín. Due to open in 2026, the 150-room hotel will be located in the heart of the El Poblado neighbourhood and comprise an energetic restaurant and bar space, more than 3,000m2 of co-working space and 500m2 of meeting rooms, together with a restaurant and swimming pool on the first-floor rooftop terrace.

Situated within a mixed-use development housing retail, office and co-working spaces, the property is just a 10-minute walk from popular areas like Manila, Parque Lleras, Provenza and Patio Bonito, meaning guests can enjoy some of the city’s 200 restaurants, bars and nightclubs.

“We’re extremely excited to bring Mama Shelter to such an energetic and iconic city like Medellín,” says Brand COO Cedric Gobilliard. “Mama Shelter offers both international travellers 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.”

With an estimate investment of US$30 million, the Dalval Inversiones fund is the Colombian real estate manager that, together with Skema Promotora and Macca, will capitalise 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 at Accor, comments: “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. Medellín being an excellent city to enjoy, explore and get to know.”

Mama Shelter is part of Ennismore, a global collective of lifestyle hospitality brands that 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. The brand now has 15 hotels, spread over 14 cities across nine countries and three continents.