High Life High Rise
What it is
A high tech 190-room tower with a buzzing rooftop lounge and pool scene.
What it isn't
Just about partying. The hotel’s O2 Balance and Wellness Club is tricked out for all you need to burn off those pisco sours, including free yoga and pilates classes and ellipticals and treadmills galore.
What we think
Minimalism doesn’t require a palette of white and gray—at least not if designers Tony Chi and Sergio Echeverria, the people behind W Santiago’s guest rooms, have anything to say about it. Here, color reigns supreme, from the candy striped bench at the foot of the bed to the shimmering purple curtains by the floor to ceiling windows. We love the Spectacular King level rooms for their private balconies, but if you really want to splurge, the 1,905-square-foot Extreme Wow suite is kind of a must—it has a 400-square-foot terrace with views of the Andes mountains and a bathroom that feels like your own private spa, with a deep soaking tub and a rainforest shower for lingering in.
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They have spared no expense when it comes to pampering; rooms include marble lined bathrooms, Bliss Spa toiletries, 42” LCD televisions, iPod docking stations and W MixBar’s curated for 2 a.m. cravings.
Taking in the sunset from the rooftop terrace at aptly-named Terraza, you’re feeling as fresh as the erizos (sea urchins) and locos (Chilean abalone) the waiter just set before you. A fountain gurgles, and if you squint, you almost think you’re by the sea...though there’s nowhere else you’d rather be than right here, the wind in your hair.
Restaurants & Bars
NoSo- Classic French cuisine with the flair of Mediterranean kitchens
Terraza- Contemporary Chilean and international cuisine with a panoramic view of the Santiago skyline
W Lounge - Watch the action unfold in the spirit of a literary salon, where you'll meet, greet, flirt, play, sip and savor in this modern playground where mixing and mingling sizzles to a Cueca beat.
Just a 20 minute drive from Santiago International Airport, but within walking distance of most of the best sights—including the Costanera Center, home to the tallest building in Latin America at 980 feet tall (with a six story shopping mall tucked inside).