This is a smart pick for travelers who want high-tech modern amenities with their historic colonial architecture. A former convent, the 17th-century building in Old Town holds mysterious original features including crypts, confessionals, and secret windows. French-influenced rooms and suites are spread between 19th- and 17th-century wings, and many offer high-end MP3-player docks and home theater systems, pillow menus, and butler service. The grand Fernando Botero Presidential Suite features a large painting by the famed artist and was decorated by his daughter, Lina Botero. True to Sofitel form, the property also offers the full range of luxury amenities, including a large outdoor pool and a nearly 9,000-square-foot spa with private treatment rooms, a gym, and a solarium. And there's not much need to venture off-site for food and drink, given the hotel's poolside bar, two restaurants for casual or upscale dining, a cozy cocktail and tapas spot, and 24-hour room service.