South America’s only Ritz Carlton is strategically located in the modern, upscale neighborhood of El Golf, now the financial heart of the capital. Located within walking distance of great restaurants, wine stores, shopping, and the ultra modern metro, the brick red façade may seem slightly utilitarian, but inside the décor is regal. Vaulted ceilings and warm upholstery create a warm setting for tea-time beside the grand piano.
The rooms are spacious, spotless, quiet, with plush beds and marble bathrooms. In fact, call the butler to come draw you a special soak in Carmenere wine, Chile’s flagship grape.
Take in the views from the rooftop pool terrace of the Andes and city. The spa services include dazzling reflexology and Shiatsu massages for tired travelers. The dining at the Ritz has gotten new inspiration on its menu and décor with clean lines and coolness. Nibble on the open-air terrace at Arola, from Barcelona’s Michelin-starred chef Sergi Arola for savory tapas and excellent wine list with a hip, loungey vibe and views of the skyline. As always, the Ritz’s service woes. A Santiago classic.