The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has signed a management contract to rebrand and manage a 310-room hotel in Chile’s capital city, Santiago as the group’s first property in South America.
The group took over management of the property in summer 2017 and will relaunch the hotel as Hotel Santiago.
It has planned an extensive renovation project of which the first stage is scheduled to be completed in August 2018.
Hotel Santiago will continue to operate throughout the first phase of the renovation which will reposition the property as a Mandarin Oriental hotel from August 2018.
The new luxury accommodation, public areas and landscaped gardens will be redesigned to reflect local culture, with features inspired by Mandarin Oriental’s Asian heritage.
The property is owned by Hotel Corporation of Chile (HCC) and is located in the exclusive neighbourhood of Las Condes, the city’s most important commerce and leisure district which is home to two luxury shopping malls, restaurants, museums and theatres. It is also close to the exclusive residential neighbourhood of Vitacura.
The property comprises 310 guestrooms including 23 suites with commanding views of the city and the Andes.
Its 25,000-square metre grounds contain a large free-form outdoor pool and landscaped gardens. The hotel currently features five restaurants and bars as well as extensive banqueting and meeting space, spa facilities and a fitness centre.