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Inside the NOI Hotel Vitacura in Santiago, Chile

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  Site Where: Avenida Nueva Costanera 3736, Santiago, Chile
February 29, 2012 at 5:30 PM | by | Comment (1)

We're going to be totally straight with you regarding our peek at the Hotel NOI Vitacura in Santiago, Chile. We were just spending a super sunny, hot day walking around the tony neighborhood of Vitacura and, suddenly, a modern building caused us to do a doubletake.

"I wonder if that's the new NOI hotel?"

Turns out it was, and we ventured inside to do some snooping. A quick turn in the Portofino Book Lounge (very nice) and we had to see more. Up in Room 310, a standard with flatscreen TV, freestanding soaking tub and free WiFI, we found a spacious layout that—thank god—only adhered to the hotel's Italian theme with the most subtle details. Hence the striped bedspread, leather-covered desk drawers and old school valet stand.

Beyond the rooms, the hotel really sells itself with its Tramonto Roofdeck and Bar. Having just come from the W Hotel's roofdeck, we can say that not only is this one larger (with a better pool), but that it's less touristed in general, owing to the newness of the property. Still, the W does win for the view and its angle towards the mountains, which makes for a more dramatic backdrop.

Downstairs, there's two restaurants—Piegari (Italian cuisine) and Noi, which is the setting for the included breakfast.

Something you won't read about in the small descriptions of the NOI on hotel websites is its energy efficiency. It's all in that design of the hotel—the shell of slats that covers the main building both shelters it from the direct rays of the sun while keeping the heat in on cooler evenings.

Rooms at the NOI begin at $300. The roofdeck is closed to the public until 6pm, so head on up around dusk to get a feel for the place before committing to several nights' stay.

[Photos and video: Cynthia Drescher for HotelChatter]

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Nice look at a new hotel

Looks real nice

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