The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago – Chile
Nestled between sandy Pacific beaches and snow-capped Andes Mountains, The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago redefines personal service with a personal passion, making each stay in one of Chile’s top luxury hotels more memorable than the last. This sophisticated retreat in the heart of the upscale El Golf neighbourhood delivers unforgettable experiences – like soothing treatments in luxury spa or exquisite dining.
Enjoy the splendid views of the Andes Mountains and the beauty of this geographically-gifted destination graced by both sand and snow by letting the hotel arrange for a day of adventure on the ski slopes or a respite on the beach. Or, explore the fine shops and restaurants of the surrounding El Golf neighborhood.
All the rooms and suites capture the essence of the city, bridging the gap between the desires for exploration and relaxation with thoughtful amenities that indulge your penchant for the finer things.
The stately rooms have 37-inch flat-screen TVs, iPod docks and 24-hour room service, as well as marble bathrooms and 400-thread-count bed linens. Wi-Fi is available. Suites add separate living areas and city views. Club-level access provides entry to a lounge with free food, drink and Wi-Fi.
Considered one of the most innovative Las Condes restaurants, the beautiful Estró at The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago features a dining experience that balances the traditional flavors of Chile with an inspired farm-to-table approach. In addition to enjoying one of the top brunch hotels in Santiago, guests will delight in The Ritz-Carlton Bar featuring our signature Pisco cocktails or afternoon tea in The Lobby Lounge.
Wellness & Spa
Retreat to a hotel day spa hotel in Santiago, Chile where the city below will seem worlds away. Enclosed under a glass cupola on the rooftop of The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago, the peaceful, rejuvenating solitude of the luxury hotel’s 690-square-foot Health and Fitness Center offers a unique sanctuary of relaxation, beauty and wellness. Indulge in signature spa treatments for the mind, body and spirit or an invigorating swim in the heated indoor lap pool. Work out with a view to inspire you or give yourself over to a chaise lounge on the outside terrace. However you choose, the Health and Fitness Center is committed to restoring your inner balance while enhancing your outer beauty.
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Meet A Land of Extremes
Preposterously thin and unreasonably long, Chile stretches from the belly of South America to its foot, reaching from the driest desert on earth to vast southern glacial fields. Diverse landscapes unfurl over a 4300km stretch: parched dunes, fertile valleys, volcanoes, ancient forests, massive glaciers and fjords. There’s wonder in every detail and nature on a symphonic scale. For the traveler, it’s boggling how so much has stayed intact for so long. The very human quest for development could imperil these treasures sooner than we think. Yet for now, Chile guards some of the most pristine parts of our planet, and they shouldn’t be missed.
La Buena Onda
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