Renaissance Santiago Opens With a Sleek and Luxe Look
Renaissance Hotels, Marriott's "luxury lifestyle" brand, is getting on the expansion bandwagon by expanding into Latin America. The Renaissance Hotel Santiago becomes their third hotel in South America and their first in Chile’s capital.
The hotel’s design team is New York based dashdesign and Santiago based MC Studio, who also designed W Santiago (while working at Tony Chi). A classic modern approach was taken to the hotel’s design, featuring large open spaces with simple but sculptural furnishings, finished in warm earth tones and shades of grey.
What really makes the interiors come alive is the use of Latin-inspired accent colors and bold artwork, which gives the hotel its local flavor. Speaking of flavor, there is one fine dining restaurant and several options for casual fare including poolside, and in the bar or lounges. For a liquid only excursion, the hotel offers regional wine and beer, as well as 29 varieties of coffee. This is after all, South America.
There are 174 guest rooms and 7 suites. All rooms have pillowtop mattresses, free Wi-fi, iPod dock, mini-bar (not so free) and 47” SmartTV (not so much electricity needed.) Shared amenities include outdoor pool (open from October to March,) a 24-hour fitness center, and spa.
The hotel is reportedly pursing LEED Certification, meaning the project is likely registered but not yet certified. The final stages of this process begin when the project is completed. Lots of paper shuffling but well worth the effort.
Here's a selection of renderings that we think best represents the hotel's both cool and hot design.
Average room rate $309, less on weekends and special offers
[Photos: Renaissance Hotel Santiago]