The Singular Hotel Patagonia – Puerto Natales, Chile 🇨🇱

 

The Singular Hotel Patagonia is the transition between our small existence and the majestic, eternal surroundings. Declared national heritage in 1996, The Singular Patagonia, Puerto Bories Hotel, is a unique historic destination, set in a privilege setting and location which position it as one of the best in the south. Live a luxurious experience in what is known as the end of the world route.

Located just outside the town of Puerto Natales in Southern Chile, The Singular Patagonia was created from a converted cold storage plant dating from the early 20th century, and was designated a National Monument in 1996. The buildings have been beautifully re-purposed, retaining key structures, and incorporating a museum into the lobby to display original artifacts and equipment. Overlooking the Fjord of Last Hope Sound with the Andes Mountains in the distance, the oversized guestrooms provide ample room to unwind after a day of adventure. Most importantly, the region’s beauty can be appreciated through floor-to-ceiling, six-meter-wide picture windows, reminding guests that Mother Nature makes the best artwork. Menus in the two award-winning restaurants spotlight locally grown products, further immersing visitors in the destination. Rounding out the experience are a host of guided excursions with local experts, and a spa with expansive windows overlooking the Fjord, the snow-capped mountains and the rugged Patagonian landscape.

A soothing mist seems to embrace as you enter the 3,000-square-foot, eco-conscious facility, the air tinged with pleasing aromas and a soothing warmth. Thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows, you’ll notice the view almost immediately: the dark-blue waters of the fjord, the snow-capped mountains, the wide expanse of rugged Patagonian beauty spread out before you. The Singular Wellness & Spa offers everything you’d expect from world-class luxury spa in Patagonia: an indoor/outdoor heated pool, a sauna, a steam room, two massage treatment rooms, a facial treatment room and even a private suite with a multi-jet Jacuzzi. Every detail of your experience has been considered here, from the soothing music to lotions and oils made with organic, locally grown herbs and fruit extracts.
The Singular Suite is 70 square meters (750 square feet) and boasts 1 King Bed, as well as a couch and separate sitting area.  The suites overlook the Fjord of Last Hope Sound as well, although here, you get twice the view as the window stretches across the width of the oversized suite.  A front row seat to the best show on earth created by Mother Nature.
The extraordinary experience of The Singular is achieved through the following enriching details: An amazing view of the Patagonian fjords. A quiet and unique atmosphere of tranquility. An interior decor with luxurious custom furniture. Large beds design for a deep and comfortable sleep. A spacious living room and seating area. Large executive working desk. In-room safe. Mini bar.

Puerto Natales, Chile 🇨🇱

A formerly modest fishing port on Seno Ùltima Esperanza, Puerto Natales has blossomed into a Gore-Tex mecca. The gateway to Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, this town is reaping the benefits of its business savvy: boutique beers and wine tastings are overtaking tea time, and gear shops have already replaced the yarn sellers. The town now feeds off tourism, and it’s an all-you-can-eat feast with unwavering demand. While some sectors cater to international tastes, there’s appeal in Natales’ corrugated-tin houses strung shoulder to shoulder and cozy granny-style lodgings. Most notably, in spite of a near-constant swarm of summer visitors, the town still maintains the glacial pace of living endemic to Patagonia.

Puerto Natales sits on the shores of Seno Última Esperanza, 250km northwest of Punta Arenas via Ruta 9, and has some striking views out over the mountains. It is the capital of the province of Última Esperanza and the southern terminus of the ferry trip through the Chilean fjords.

On South America’s southern frontier, nature grows wild, barren and beautiful. Spaces are large, as are the silences that fill them. For the newly arrived, such emptiness can be as impressive as the sight of Patagonia’s jagged peaks, pristine rivers and dusty backwater oases. In its enormous scale, Patagonia offers an innumerable wealth of potential experiences and landscapes.

Though no longer a dirt road, lonely RN 40 remains the iconic highway that stirred affection in personalities as disparate as Butch Cassidy and Bruce Chatwin. On the eastern seaboard, paved RN 3 shoots south, connecting oil boomtowns with ancient petrified forests, Welsh settlements and the incredible Península Valdés. Then there is the other, trendy Patagonia where faux-fur hoodies outnumber the guanacos. Don’t miss the spectacular sights of El Calafate and El Chaltén, but remember that they’re a world apart from the solitude of the steppe.

Chile is nature on a colossal scale, but travel here is surprisingly easy if you don’t rush it.

Slow Adventure

In Chile, adventure is what happens on the way to having an adventure. Pedal the chunky gravel of the Carretera Austral and end up sharing ferries with SUVs and oxcarts, taking a wrong turn and finding heaven in an anonymous orchard. Serendipity takes over. Plans may be made, but try being just as open to experience. Locals never rush, so maybe you shouldn’t either. ‘Those who hurry waste their time,’ is the Patagonian saying that would serve well as a traveler’s mantra.

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

In Chile, close borders foster backyard intimacy. Bookended by the Andes and the Pacific, the country averages just 175km wide. No wonder you start greeting the same faces. Pause and it starts to feel like home. Perhaps it’s because you’ve landed at the end of the continent, but one thing that stands out is hospitality. Buena onda (good vibes) means putting forth a welcoming attitude. Patagonians share round upon round of maté tea. The ritual of relating and relaxing is so integral to the fabric of local life, it’s hardly even noticed. But they do say one thing: stay and let your guard down.

Wine Culture

Before wine became an export commodity for the luxury set, humble casks had their place on every Chilean table. Grandparents tended backyard orchards. Now, Chile has become a worldwide producer catering to ever more sophisticated palates. Rich reds, crisp whites and floral rosés, there is a varietal that speaks to every mood and occasion. But at home, it’s something different. Chileans embrace the concept of la buena mesa. It’s not about fancy. Beyond a good meal, it’s great company, the leisure of overlapping conversations with uncorkings, and the gaze that’s met at the clink of two glasses. Salud!

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Credits:

https://thesingular.com/en/hotel/patagonia

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/chile/introduction

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/argentina/patagonia/introduction

https://www.lhw.com/hotel/Singular-Patagonia-Puerto-Bories-Puerto-Natales-Chile

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/chile/southern-patagonia/puerto-natales/introduction

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 neighborhood 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.

Accommodations

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.

Dining

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.

The 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.

Santiago, Chile 🇨🇱

Surprising, cosmopolitan, energetic, sophisticated and worldly, Santiago is a city of syncopated cultural currents, madhouse parties, expansive museums and top-flight restaurants. No wonder 40 percent of Chileans call the leafy capital city home.

It’s a wonderful place for strolling, and each neighborhood has its unique flavor and tone. Head out for the day to take in the museums, grand architecture and pedestrian malls of the Centro, before an afternoon picnic in one of the gorgeous hillside parks that punctuate the city’s landscape. Nightlife takes flight in the sidewalk eateries, cafes and beer halls of Barrios Brasil, Lastarria and Bellavista, while as you head east to well-heeled neighborhoods like Providencia and Las Condes, you’ll find tony restaurants and world-class hotels.

With a growing economy, renovated arts scene and plenty of eccentricity to spare, Santiago is an old-guard city on the cusp of a modern-day renaissance.

Chile 🇨🇱

Chile is nature on a colossal scale, but travel here is surprisingly easy if you don’t rush it.

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

In Chile, close borders foster backyard intimacy. Bookended by the Andes and the Pacific, the country averages just 175km wide. No wonder you start greeting the same faces. Pause and it starts to feel like home. Perhaps it’s because you’ve landed at the end of the continent, but one thing that stands out is hospitality. Buena onda (good vibes) means putting forth a welcoming attitude. Patagonians share round upon round of maté tea. The ritual of relating and relaxing is so integral to the fabric of local life, it’s hardly even noticed. But they do say one thing: stay and let your guard down.

Wine Culture

Before wine became an export commodity for the luxury set, humble casks had their place on every Chilean table. Grandparents tended backyard orchards. Now, Chile has become a worldwide producer catering to ever more sophisticated palates. Rich reds, crisp whites and floral rosés, there is a varietal that speaks to every mood and occasion. But at home, it’s something different. Chileans embrace the concept of la buena mesa. It’s not about fancy. Beyond a good meal, it’s great company, the leisure of overlapping conversations with uncorkings, and the gaze that’s met at the clink of two glasses. Salud!

Slow Adventure

In Chile, adventure is what happens on the way to having an adventure. Pedal the chunky gravel of the Carretera Austral and end up sharing ferries with SUVs and oxcarts, taking a wrong turn and finding heaven in an anonymous orchard. Serendipity takes over. Plans may be made, but try being just as open to experience. Locals never rush, so maybe you shouldn’t either. ‘Those who hurry waste their time,’ is the Patagonian saying that would serve well as a traveler’s mantra.

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Credits:

http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/santiago

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/chile/santiago

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/chile/introduction