The Luxury W Hotels Worldwide has unveiled its first property in Latin America. Surrounded by the snowcapped Andes, the 196-room W Santiago sits within the El Golf district on the south bank of the Mapocho River. Near Providencias upscale art galleries, Bella Vistas bohemian cafés, and the museums around the historic Plaza de Armas, the hotel also offers a gym, a spa, and a heated rooftop pool.
The Value The hotels opening W Warm-Up offer is available for the rest of the year. With room rates starting at $299/night, the package includes upgrades to Spectacular or Cool Corner rooms with in-room brunch, Pisco Green cocktails, free appetizers, and souvenir T-shirts for two. Spectacular or Cool Corner rooms normally cost $549/night.
The Catch The weather is pleasant during Chiles spring, with high temperatures ranging from 66 to 72 degrees. But traveling in November means missing the countrys ski season.
The Details 56-2-770-0000, www.whotels.com/santiago
From the fall issue of Sherman's Travel magazine.