Fodor's Expert Review Hyatt Centric Las Condes Santiago

Enrique Foster 30, Las Condes, Santiago 7550163, Chile See on Map

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Located in El Golf, Santiago’s financial district in the neighborhood of Las Condes, this brand-new design-forward hotel caters to business travelers and explorers alike. Walking distance to the barrio’s shops, restaurants & convention center, the hotel is also highly accessible to other Santiago hubs and sights via short car or metro ride. Designed by Enrique Concha & Co., an innovative and conscientious design and architectural firm based in Santiago, the property makes a bold statement with oversize Chilean artwork throughout the lobby and elements of Mapuche culture, a contemporary library and workspace, a picturesque lap pool on the rooftop, and its first-floor 19th-century-style Chilean brasserie, plus clean, design-heavy guestrooms. Impeccable service and an on-site concierge with insider suggestions for exploring Santiago round out the experience.

room

Blues, reds, and grays are the predominant colors found in guestrooms. Rooms are more modest than opulent, but brand-new, clean, and contemporary. Design elements include stained-blue wooden backdrops, and retro-futuristic bright red chairs. There are two junior suites, both located on the 16th floor, which come with balconies. A glass partition allows you to take in the views of Santiago uninterrupted. All rooms have ample outlets and USB ports. They don’t have desks, but some rooms have benches and a movable table where you can get work done. Rooms also come with Bluetooth clock radios, which you can easily pair with your device to play music during your stay. You’ll find a small pamphlet titled “Routes” with suggestions for local exploration.

bathroom

Hyatt bathrooms have all-natural line of bath products from the company BeeKind. Bathrooms also come with salon-grade hairdryers, and you’ll find floor-length thick cotton robes, and slippers. Shower nozzles are off to the side to allow you to test the temperature before getting in. Junior suites have dual entrances to the bathroom with sliding doors on either side made of frosted glass; toilets have a door for added privacy.

lobby

Floor-to-extraordinarily-high-ceiling windows and glass doors welcome guests to the lobby. The entire space is open and connected: past the concierge and front desk is a library with coffee-table books on Chilean art, photography, and geography, plus a table made of reclaimed wood from the south of Chile, which has a row of outlets built into the middle to plug in your devices. Contemporary furniture and oversize lounge furnishings make the space highly sophisticated yet homey. Continue on and you’ll reach one of two eateries where breakfast is served. A window into the kitchen lets you see the chefs at work. A wraparound bar and the yet-to-be-named 19th century-style Chilean brasserie complete the flow of the lobby. You can take the open staircase to conference rooms on the lower floor, surrounded by an outdoor terrace that has a hanging garden.

pool

The picturesque rooftop lap pool overlooks the city, surrounded by a glass partition. This summer a full rooftop bar will open adjacent to the pool.

gym

The small gym on the 17th floor looking out onto the rooftop has six LifeFitness machines, complimentary bottled water, free weights, weight machines, and yoga mats.

dining

With an emphasis on wood and bronze, the sunny in-house restaurant welcomes hotel guests as well as locals on their lunch breaks. The menu consists of Chilean specialties with a contemporary gastronomical touch, like empanadas, and meat and seafood dishes; vegetarian options include chilled avocado soup and vegetable lasagna. Though the space is part of the lobby, it is also its own separate entity, with a distinct Chilean brasserie aesthetic and concept.

drinking

The wraparound bar blends seamlessly with the lobby and focuses on red and white wines from various regions in the country.

LOCATION

Getting Around

Located in the Las Condes neighborhood, the drive from the airport to the hotel is about 35-40 minutes depending on traffic— and traffic will certainly be a part of your stay in Santiago. Taxi drivers can be aggressive at the airport, only in the sense that they will insist on giving you a ride, and Uber is technically illegal, so it’s best to set up transportation with the hotel in advance.

Restaurants

Breakfast is available at Tea Connection (10-minute walk). For the city’s best pizza, try Tiramisu (7-minute walk). Mestizo (15-20 minute drive) is a beautifully-designed upscale restaurant at the edge of Bicentennial Park, with many seafood dishes including ceviche, oysters, and salmon tartare.

Bars

Nearby drinking options include Cafetin (5-minute walk), which is open Monday through Friday from 7 pm to 2 am, and Oporto Steak Bar (3-minute walk).

You can also take a car or metro to the student-populated neighborhood of Bella Vista, which has many late-night options.

WHY WE LIKE IT

Centrally located in the Las Condes neighborhood, with easy access to downtown Santiago, Lastarria, and Bella Vista, this ultra-modern property allows you to have a luxurious stay yet still feel right at home. Catering to travelers with an appreciation for design and a sense of adventure, it’s our top choice when visiting Santiago.

QUICK FACTS

HOTEL INFO

Phones: +562 28921234

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