W Hotel Santiago
At a Glance
Breathtaking views of the Andes from the funky roof top bar
Very contemporary bright and loud decor. Music is at the heart of the experience
All rooms afford spectacular views through floor to ceiling windows
The hotel's three restaurants serve outstanding cuisine from Chilean and French to Asian fusion
A good selection of fitness, spa and exercise facilities are available at the O2 Balance & Wellness Club
Best time to Visit
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Santiago is a year-round destination but the most pleasant months to visit are October to April. Although summer (November to April) is hot, breezes disperse the smog that shrouds the city for most of the year and there is lots of sunshine. Over winter (June to September) you’ll see the Andes wreathed in snow and can ski nearby, but the weather is chilly and rain can be an issue. Spring-like September is Chile's national independence month, and is full of activity.
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The W Hotel is an ultra-sophisticated luxury city hotel in Santiago that offers contemporary chic and a great location for dining out and exploring the fashionable shopping hotspots, culture, and nightlife of Chile's up and coming capital.
Against the panoramic backdrop of the snow-capped Andes, the W is a sophisticated urban retreat from the bustle of Santiago’s glitzy skyscrapers, vibrant streets and buzzing nightlife.
Located in the fashionable El Golf district of Santiago, the W Santiago is a fashion-forward hotel that provides a dose of South American cool. As with all W's music plays an important role as well as vibrant splashes of colour in the decor.
The hotel has 196 guest rooms and suites offering hip interiors, cutting-edge technology and state of the art modern amenities. The W Hotel boasts three fantastic restaurants of which Osaka is particularly noteworthy serving a fusion of Peruvian, Thai, Chinese and Japanese cuisine prepared by the renowned chef Ciro Watanabe. Enjoy a drink in the W Lounge, pamper yourself at the spa, bask by the pool or even dance the night away in Wiskey Blue, the hotel's very own nightclub.
After a day of strolling through the cobblestone streets of the city and scoring some coveted shopping finds in the Providencia neighbourhood, the heated rooftop pool and bar with expansive views of the Chilean Andes is impressive.
Among the hotel’s 196 rooms are 20 suites, 16 “Cool Corner” rooms featuring especially attractive views of the city, and four of the W’s signature WOW suites. Decor is cool, and features a see-through glass-encased shower next to the bedroom, a flat LCD television on the wall, a floor-to-ceiling windows looking out either over the city or towards the Andes. Some rooms and suites have balconies.
Children are welcome to come and stay at W Hotel Santiago, and babysitting can be arranged upon request, but there are no specific facilities or interconnecting rooms available.
W Hotel Santiago has superb facilities including three restaurants, a rooftop infinity pool, a wellness club, a bar, a wine wall, and a spa and fitness centre
Katie Aston (Staff)
The W Hotel is the glamorous go-to hotel in Santiago and with its buzzy vibe is ideal for people who like to see and be seen. The rooftop swimming pool with views out over the city and Andes, helipad ready to whisk guests off to the slopes during the ski season, funky retro inspired guest rooms, Whiskey Blue nightclub and choice of excellent restaurants add to the wow factor.
A Buenos Aires friend once told me he thought that the main qualitative difference between his city and Santiago, Chile, was that in Buenos Aires it feels like there is always a low-level party going on. The new W Santiago, the first of a series of hotels planned for South America by the hotelier Starwood, gives me the same feeling as soon as I walk through the door.
Following the W playbook, in the lobby and elevators there is the constant hip, techno, electric dance beat piping into the air. This is a hotel that oozes with a sexy, festive ambience. The Santiago branch, which opened in August 2009, I am told has already made its way up to the top echelon of nightspots for the city’s elite party set. With its three bars, an excellent Sushi restaurant, and an indoor-outdoor French restaurant, there are a lot of upscale options under one roof. As the local PR director told me: “We don’t want our guests to ever have to leave the building.”
Aconcagua Valley Wine Tour
Savour premium wine tasting at the vineyards of Chile's Aconcagua Valley in the shadow of the Western Hemisphere's highest peak. Visit Chile's oldest and iconic vineyards as well boutique and high-scoring wineries, followed by lunch at Errazuriz.
Authentic Chilean Seafood at the Mercado Central
For some authentic Chilean fare, you can’t beat the range of dishes on offer at the seafood restaurants at Santiago’s Mercado Central. With over 3000 miles of coastline, Chile has an incredible variety of seafood.
Chile's Gastronomic Traditions Tour
Enjoy an intimate lunch with one of Chile's top chefs, Maria Eugenia Terrangno, to learn the secrets of Chile's gastronomic heritage savouring home-made pisco sours and exquisite dishes in the relaxed, intimate atmosphere of her own home.
Discover the highlights of Santiago on a half day walking tour exploring the cultural and historic highlights from bohemian Bellavista to the colonial quarter and Chile's largest seafood market.
Full Day in Valparaiso
Experience the renaissance of the port of Valparaiso, Chile's most attractive city, with its many hills, photogenic houses, and thriving gastronomic and cultural scenes.
Full Day Santiago Cookery Class
Santiago has been heralded for its rise up the gastronomy charts, and boasts an array of fantastic markets and gourmet restaurants. Enjoy a full-day cookery class in this energetic capital, now a firm favourite among foodies.
Heliskiing the Andes
Experience firsthand virgin powder and exhilarating slopes amidst the stunning peaks of the Andes with a full-day heliski adventure from Santiago. Our guide will work with you to choose the best terrain on the day for your heliski adventure.
Motemei Gastronomic Experience
Enjoy a decadent seven-course menu created in front you by Chilean Chef Patricio Cáceres Motemei in his private studio.
Santiago Photography Experience
Explore Chile's capital through the lens of a professional photographer. This will give you a whole new appreciation for the city’s culture, architecture and history.
Wine & Bike in the San Antonio Valley
Explore the hidden back roads of the beautiful San Antonio Valley by bicycle on this fantastic full day tour from Santiago, stopping off for some superb wines at the Coralillo and Matetic estates.
Wine and Valparaiso
Valparaíso is a must see for any visitor to Chile, where history mingles with quirky, bohemian cafes, artists’ workshops, and street art to create a city full of character and with surprises. Combine with a visit to the vineyards of the Casablanca Valley.
Wine Connoisseurs Delight at Cousino Macul
Cousiño Macul reserve wines are made only with estate grown grapes. They are also estate vinted and estate bottled, watch and learn the process before enjoying the finished product!
Location & directions
W Hotel Santiago is located on Isidora Goyenechea, in the El Golf district of Santiago. Set in the heart of the city near a variety of local attractions including Capilla Mayor, the Pilgrimage Museum, Portico de la Gloria, Museo Abel Santamaria, and the Birthplace of Antonio Maceo.
How to get there
14-hour international flight to Santiago International Airport, followed by a 20-minute drive to W Hotel.
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