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W Santiago – Abundance of Renowned Chefs and Lounge Architects


Located between Santiago’s noble Providencia and Las Condes districts and next to the Los Leones golf course, W Santiago is a spectacularly stylish venue against a panoramic backdrop of snow-capped Andes peaks and Sanhattan’s glitzy skyscrapers.

Hotel W, Santiago de Chile

W Santiago is conveniently located in a modern district not far from the Bellavista entertainment district and Sanhattan’s new towers. The Los Leones golf course is virtually around the corner. Considering Santiago’s size hosting 7 million inhabitants, anyway.

You will recognize the hotel from a distance since it boasts the typical W iconic design. Arriving by helicopter is even easier, there is no other helipad wide and far, as Google Maps will prove.


W Santiago’s helipad as visualized by Google Maps

Venues and Amenities

W Santiago features several lounge areas with different names and designs. They all use stark color contrasts and iconic furniture design and decoration.

Tea library

Tea library: Walter is mirroring on the left, Katja’s red on the right

Lobby lounger

Lobby lounger

Lounge decoration

Lounge decoration

Lounge decoration

Lounge decoration

You’re left with a truly tough choice where to hang out properly…

And then you may as well take to the rooftop and enjoy the WET pool and yet two other lounges… They really give you a hard time here!

Rooftop lounge and helipad

Rooftop lounge and helipad

Unless you arrived by helicopter, of course. Then you already know the rooftop area. Now THAT makes life easier ;-)

So far so good, enough choice already! Obviously until here everybody should have enough options to choose from. But then again you are at W Santiago, therefore there is yet even one more, i.e. the dizzying Whiskey Blue lounge by the renowned Gerber Group. If that doesn’t resonate with you, maybe Rande Gerber does, Cindy Crawford’s husband? It doesn’t get more exclusive than that!

Whiskey Blue bar and lounge

Rande Gerber’s Whiskey Blue bar and lounge

Hotel Restaurants

Mind you, as if choosing from the several attractive lounges wasn’t hard enough, W Santiago also comes with a variety of restaurants…

At Noso renowned restaurateur Jean-Paul Bondoux and chef Sergio Gonzalez combine classic French cuisine with a Mediterranean twist. As you can tell from the interior design, you better ask for advice regarding the wine…

Noso wine selection

Noso restaurant and wine selection

On a mild summer day you will probably want to venture into the open Chilean Terraza bistro. You can always try the excellent meat but in no case should you miss the fresh seafood! Board the aquatic adventure via erizos (sea urchins) and locos (Chilean abalone) to ceviches and oysters borde negro.

Open Terraza restaurant

Open Terraza restaurant

And if you are even more adventurous there’s still chef Ciro Watanabe’s (what a name, you can hear the samurai swords!) Osaka. His multicultural cornucopia is filled with exotic flavors from Peru, Thailand, China and Japan. Your chopsticks will poke around delicacies like ceviche Osaka, Thai scallops, teriyaki balsamic sirloin and Nippon confit duck, among other.

Osaka restaurant

Ciro Watanabe’s Osaka fusion restaurant

And yes, there are also hotel rooms, here…

Rooms at Hotel W, Santiago

The hotel was opened as recently as 2009 and sports 176 luxuriously designed and equipped rooms and 20 suites with each floor being themed differently with icebergs, sand dunes or snowy mountains.

As per usual with W hotels, already their standard room type is called “Wonderful”. Now that’s a promising name! And guess what, it is wonderful, indeed!

"Wonderful" room

“Wonderful” room

But there are many more room categories! We were happy enough to also see a “Marvelous Suite”. It is larger and features a huge terrace with views of Santiago’s Manhattan-style “Sanhattan” district.

Marvelous Suite hotel bed

Marvelous Suite hotel bed

Marvelous Suite salon

Marvelous Suite salon

And then that was already it in terms of rooms we got to see. When we visited Santiago mid of March the hotel was fully booked! Congratulations! You’ll have to check out their Wow and Extreme Wow Suites through their website. Those suites look like stylish apartments with spectacular views of Santiago…

Many thanks to Leonardo Luengo, Entertainment & Leisure Manager, for showing us around!

Here are some more impressions from our visit at the all stylish W Santiago.

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About Author

Walter Schaerer’s extensive background in the travel industry, passionate enthusiasm for photography and a firm belief that luxury destinations can also be affordable; were some of the main factors that motivated him to create the travel blog In his day job Walter is an online marketing manager based out of Zurich, Switzerland.

1 Comment

  1. Gioconda Schärer on

    No me sorprende que este Hotel haya estado completo en Marzo, luego de leer este artículo veo que no tiene nada que envidiar ni en cuanto a lujo ni calidad de la comida, de leer la elección ya se hace agua la boca…

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