The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago
What We Love
- A soak in the rooftop pool with a Pisco Sour and a view of the Andes
- Tapas by Sergi Arola; the Catalan wizard is Michelin-starred
- The prime business-district location; visitors can leave a meeting and be back at the hotel in time for the afternoon tea that is fit for a king
What To Know
- The location is perfect for business travelers, but nearby Vitacura boasts some of the city’s best restaurants, designer shops and bars
- In-room dining is available 24 hours a day
- The top two floors offer the best vantage points of the Andes; not all other rooms feature clear views
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Synonymous with timeless European style, Ritz-Carlton’s resolute brick exterior and mahogany-wood paneling holds an interior embellished with silk, marble and crystal chandeliers. From the glass-encased rooftop pool and terrace, take in unparalleled views of Santiago’s towering skyline against the breathtaking backdrop of the snowcapped Andes. Comfort prevails throughout this 15-story urban retreat.
Bed and Bath
Suites on the two upper floors provide superior views, but each of the 205 classically decorated rooms comes with the highest level of comfort, including high-thread-count cotton sheets and silky smooth room service. Get the bath butler to spice up the opulent marble bathrooms with an indulgent antioxidant red-wine-and-cinnamon soak that will smoke out Santiago’s smog.
A 2011 refresh of the hotel’s five restaurants brought them up-to-date and toe to toe with the young competition. In came the Harley Davidson-riding Catalan chef Sergi Arola with his Michelin-star-winning brand of contemporary tapas and a fresh, laid-back feel. In the downstairs lounge, the vintage leather sofas remain and are still as warm and comforting as a single-malt whisky. And few rooftop spas boast the natural tonic of the iridescent sunsets that light up the snowcapped peaks of the Andes every evening.
In the Area
Pack your irons because Ritz-Carlton’s creative concierge can book a round at nearby golf clubs that give the El Golf neighborhood its name. The pizza at popular Italian institution Tiramisu is worth the wait. Head north to Vitacura for the top-table dining of Giancarlo Mazzarelli’s Puerto Fuy and some designer retail therapy and art at Patricia Ready Galeria and Galeria Animal. If you’ve got a day to kill, book an adrenalin-rushing adventure on the legendary slopes of Ski Portillo. Ski season runs from June through September.