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Accommodation : Hotels

Name: The Singular Patagonia

Related: Patagonia

Location: Chile

Singular Patagonia is located just outside Puerto Natales in the Chilean town of Puerto Bories. Set on 100 acres lining the Fjord of Last Hope, the hotel offers 57 modern luxury rooms and suites, a world-class spa, a gourmet restaurant and more than 20 different excursions—including ones to Torres del Paine National Park. The Singular Patagonia was recently named the Top Hotel in Chile and one of the Best Hotels in South America in Trip Advisor’s Traveller’s Choice Awards.

This five-star luxury hotel is the former home of the Frigorifico Bories, a cold storage plant built in the early 20th century. This plant has been transformed into a completely unique and stunning hotel. It’s owners, who are descended from the pioneers who traveled here to start a new life, have a passion for protecting and celebrating the heritage of Patagonia. After the Frigorifico was abandoned, they rescued it, refusing to let this piece of Patagonian history fall apart and fade away. They felt so strongly about maintaining the building’s history that they created a Private Collection of machines, engines and other artifacts from the old plant.

Today—just a few years after its opening—The Singular Patagonia has been recognized as one of finest hotels in South America (in addition to being a piece of living history). It is also an ideal launching point for explorations of Patagonia and Torres del Paine National Park. The Singular Patagonia provides exclusive access to mountainous terrain not accessed by other tour companies or hotels along with nearby farms to explore on horseback and rivers to navigate by kayak. With over 20 different expeditions of varying degrees of difficulty, you can navigate the waterways by private boat, trek pass icebergs and waterfalls within Torres del Paine, savor a sumptuous picnic lunch on a private reserve.

A star attraction at The Singular Patagonia are the fjords the result of valleys formed by glacial activity. Situated directly on the Fjord of Last Hope, all 57 guest rooms have picturesque views of the rare waterway. If watching from a distance isn’t enough, you will play explorer as you navigate the twists and turns of the area Fjords aboard one of The Singular’s two high speed boats tracing its glacial origins from end to end.

Each of the 54 rooms and 3 suites provide stylish luxury. Overlooking the Fjord of Last Hope Sound and the Andes Mountains off in the distance, The Singular’s oversized guest rooms (45 sq m / 500 sq ft), provide plenty of room to unwind after a day of adventure. Best of all, your appreciation of Patagonia’s beauty can continue once inside your personal haven as each room features floor to ceiling, 6-meter-wide (19 ft) picture windows. A reminder that Mother Nature still makes the best artwork.

The rooms each offer an en-suite, spacious bathroom with a separate bathtub and shower, not to mention a minibar, complimentary Wi-Fi and satellite TV. Equipped with custom-designed furniture, overstuffed exquisitely upholstered chairs that you can sink into and stare out at the timeless landscape and a charming wooden desk, the room is perfect for writing postcards or journal entries about your Patagonian adventures. The indulgently comfortable bed will give you a restful sleep, as you dream of the adventures the new day will bring.

Every detail has been considered here. Even the smooth concrete ceiling adds a thoughtful element to the room—a reminder of the beauty of simplicity and the importance of heritage and a connection to the industrial past. This is an environment of simple luxury. It will be your home at The Singular Patagonia—the perfect setting to connect with authentic Patagonia.

The Singular Patagonia

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