Grand Hyatt Santiago

Av. Kennedy 4601, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, 7560994 Las Condes, Chile

The soaring spire of the Grand Hyatt resembles a rocket (and you might feel like an astronaut when you're shooting up a glass elevator through a 24-story atrium). Modern, luminous decor and large windows give a spacious feel to actually quite small rooms, which wrap around the cylindrical lobby and provide panoramic views of the Andes. As you might guess from the pair of golden lions flanking the entrance, the theme is vaguely Asian, which is why two of the three restaurants are Thai and Japanese. (Senso, which is Tuscan, is also well worth a visit.) Duke's, the spitting image of an English pub, fills to standing capacity each day after work hours, especially from Monday to Thursday, when there's live jazz.


  • garden and swimming pool are particularly lovely
  • great views of Andes
  • three excellent restaurants


  • out of the way and, although one of city's main shopping malls is close, there isn't much else nearby
  • fee for Internet


Phones: 2-2950–1234


287 rooms, 23 suites
Rate Includes: Breakfast