Review: Mandarin Oriental Santiago
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Stretching along the western coast of South America lies Chile, often referred to as the “longest country in the world.” Famous for its spectacular glaciers, fjords, and volcanoes, as well as for having the ‘world’s driest desert,’ Chile has more recently become renowned for its sumptuous fine wines and delicious seafood.

The picturesque capital, Santiago, sits in a valley surrounded by the snow-capped Andes and the Chilean Coastal Range, and its become quite the business hub with numerous skyscrapers woven within its many smart business districts. As well as business, the capital offers a thriving artistic and cultural scene, great shopping, lively nightlife, and a wide range of restaurants.

Wherever you decide to stay, book via our luxury travel concierge. We offer free upgrades, free breakfasts, and free perks at hotels, including Four Seasons, Aman, Belmond, Hyatt, Ritz-Carlton, Marriott, InterContinental, and more. You also get your usual Marriott Bonvoy Hyatt, loyalty points, and status benefits when you book with our concierge.

Location

The Mandarin Oriental Santiago is ideally located just 15 minutes drive from the airport and less than an hour from the city’s famous ski resorts and beaches.

Style & Character

Formerly the Grand Hyatt Santiago, this hotel has undergone an extensive guestroom and public area renovation, the first stage of which was scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2018.

Mandarin Oriental, Santiago is one of the most iconic buildings in the city and embarked on an all-encompassing renovation to become the first Mandarin Oriental in South America. Mandarin Oriental, Santiago, promises to be a city landmark, offering state-of-the-art renovated rooms and facilities.

It is the only hotel in the city with lush gardens and the biggest swimming pool-style lagoon with a waterfall. Set in the very heart of the city, with beautiful views of the Andes Mountains to the East and San Cristobal Hill to the west, the hotel will be the first real luxury hotel in the city.

Service & Facilities

Outside the hotel, you will find the fabulous 1000sqm lagoon-style swimming pool complete with waterfall, as well as the three-story free-standing AKO Wellness & Spa, one of the best spas in Santiago, with five treatment rooms offering an extensive range of treatments (try one of their coffee or milk body treatments!) as well as a sauna and an ultra-modern fitness and aerobic studio.

To keep you occupied during your stay, the most exclusive golf clubs in Santiago are just a short drive away, and you’re never more than an hour away from the ski resorts and beaches.

In Santiago itself, you can visit the Polo National Arts Museum, the 18th-century Metropolitan Cathedral, the early-19th-century Royal Court Palace, and the Municipal Theatre, and for a total change of scene, you can be amongst the lush green vineyards of Santiago that date back to the 16th century in under 40 minutes.

Rooms

Mandarin Oriental, Santiago, features 310 spacious rooms with incredible views of the city and of the wonderful Andes Mountains. All of the rooms feature twin or king-size beds with fluffy down duvets and pillows, LED TVs, high-speed Internet access, marble bathrooms with robes, a hairdryer, and locally made spa products.

Food & Drink

The hotel features five world-class restaurants and bars providing a unique fusion of flavors, including seafood delicacies and Japanese, Thai and Mediterranean cuisines.

Conclusion

Whatever your reason for visiting the beautiful and vibrant country of Chile, you must make a stop in its capital, and the welcoming Mandarin Oriental Santiago will be sure to take care of you.

Image courtesy of Mandarin Oriental Hotels & Resorts.

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