SANTA MARTA, COLOMBIA—Hilton Worldwide has signed a management agreement with Fideicomiso Santa Marta Hotel to operate a new-build Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in the Caribbean port city here.

mini-e4c72aa1f6f468c18a7874578f07b08c-rsz460x230-cp0x0x460x230Scheduled to open in 2017, this new Hilton Santa Marta hotel represents the company’s 14th hotel project in Colombia, including its portfolio of seven existing operating hotels and seven currently under development. The 17-story Hilton Santa Marta will offer 261 guestrooms, executive rooms and suites.

”We’re excited to bring the Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand to Santa Marta,” stated Rob Palleschi, global head, full-service brands, Hilton Worldwide. “Hilton Santa Marta will be a welcome addition to our established portfolio in Colombia, perfectly complementing our successful Hilton Bogota and Hilton Cartagena properties, and introducing Santa Marta’s business and leisure travelers to Hilton’s signature brand amenities and hospitality.”