Arrival Experience: As one of the newest hotels in the Chilean capital, the-oriented design Renaissance hotel is meant to compete with the ever-popular W Hotel in town. The lobby is a bright space with soft conversation seating, clever décor, and scented water. This narrow space also doubles as a bar and lounge opposite reception where bespoke cocktails are served. Staffers speak exceptional English and are extremely proud of being one of the city’s newest design hotels. The neighborhood is residential, but within quick walking distance is one of the city’s biggest shopping centers and numerous corporate towers giving the entire area plentiful energy.
Dining: Catae restaurant serves three meals a day from a new, young chef intent on offering regionally inspired dishes with international flair. Business guests love the executive menu served daily with a quickly delivered appetizer, entrée and dessert offer. During the busiest months, it is set out as a buffet, but throughout the year, all guests dine within view of the exhibition kitchen. Booking the chef’s table is a popular affair. Artistic presentation and a beautiful wine cellar of exclusively Chilean labels are major draws. Major sports games are played in the bar area, but most guests are lured in by the pisco menu that includes more than a dozen flavor optons.
Rooms: Guest rooms are modern with large windows permitting ample sunlight. Pillowtop mattresses with padded headboards and soft duvets are the rooms’ centerpiece with small desks and armchairs with ottoman in the corner. Minibars and coffeemakers are appreciated perks. The spacious closets house safes, robes, slippers, and ample storage space. Bathrooms are bright with strong water pressure in glass shower stalls, marble surfaces, luxurious Tokyo Milk toiletries, and hair dryers. The executive levels offer access to a club lounge with complimentary breakfast, all-day coffee and snacks, and evening cocktails and light meals.
Amenities: The spacious sun terrace is a popular place to gather especially if one wants to take a dip in the swimming pool. Splashing fountains create a soothing atmosphere while staffers are available to provide chilled water or anything from the bar menu. A well-equipped fitness center is located on the lowest level as is a modern spa with massage and beauty treatments. Plentiful meeting space insures that groups are well cared for as this is an important business destination. The design ethos here is palpable with modern décor in public areas drawing locals interested in meeting clients for a drink or quick meeting. Located just across from the popular Grand Hyatt, this is Santiago’s brightest new star and calling locals and international business travelers with equal aplomb.