This was, after all, a private home at one time. The parlors are now little lounges that welcome guests to each floor, and the furnishings are more modern than traditional, but the woodwork and stonework and individual architectural details of the building and its surrounds have been preserved. A new, small wing was constructed to house some suites and their Bisazza-mosaiced bathrooms, but it doesn't block the sun nor the views, which include the taller buildings nearer Las Condes on clear days.
Head up the mountain (the Cerro San Cristobal) right behind The Aubrey if you desire a ridiculously awesome vista of the snow-capped Andes mountains with all of Santiago at their feet. From The Aubrey's front gate it's a very quick drive up, a short funicular ride (if it's working), or about an hour's good hike and so worth it.
After a hike like that, you'll wish that Santiago was 90 degrees year-round for a dip in the pool. Sadly, it does experience all the seasons and so be sure to hit Chile during the southern hemisphere's summer...which should be starting any week now.
Disclosure: Cynthia stayed as a guest of the hotel while in town for Jaunted.com, however all photos and opinions are completely her own.
[Photos: Cynthia Drescher/HotelChatter]