Finally (thankfully, mercifully) on to our last city on our big Anniversary trip- Santiago. We’d originally planned to end our trip there, but we took a detour on arriving in Santiago when we couldn’t visit Patagonia & instead opted to head towards the coastal beach town of Vina del Mar. My husband has a thing for the W. hotels, so we decided to splurge at the end & crash the amazing one in Santiago.
The entry way was incredible- you walked through a series of rooms with towering ceilings, amazing decor, and fabulous art adorning all the nooks in the uber-fancy living room setup with swanky couches and sexy fireplaces.
The hotel is located just across the street from a small parque & it provided a lovely view. All around the park were shops and restaurants, so it was in a really great neighborhood.
The room itself was prettty awesome- from the vast spaces to the delicious purple & gray combination of decor.
In the actual building around the hotel, there was an incredible wine restaurant with the largest wall of wine I’d ever seen. I soooo wanted to sit in the table overlooking the entire opening below, but I’m sure that is reserved for special guests. We did eat dinner there one evening & it was lovely.
The bathroom was also super swanky! Very modern, spacious and fun. We always made a huge mess with water going everywhere in the open shower & loved that the flat screen TV was flush with the wall.
The balcony was AMAZING! It was so huge- there was tons of room out there & the view was amazing- of Santiago, of the park below, of the Andes, and of all the surrounding skyscrapers.
My favorite part of the hotel was the rooftop pool & lounge area with a lap pool and lots of cabanas for relaxing. It was a small pool, but it was nice & cold! We enjoyed incredible views while sipping on drinks and nibbling on finger foods. We didn’t make it up to the lounge & bar at night, but it is supposedly very hopping.
Our final night- on the way to the airport, we ate at the hotel itself & it was lovely. We enjoyed our stay overall at the W., but it’s very pricey. Generally I’d prefer to stay at more local places, but were ready for a little indulgence by the end of our trip. The above photo wasn’t at the hotel, but one of the many adorable little sidewalk cafes in the area. For some reason, we were so excited to find it & sat outside enjoying the incredible weather & I harassed my husband by taking photos of him.
GOOD NEWS OF THE DAY: Excited about lots of new cases at work.