Grand Hyatt Santiago
A clean-lined contemporary look—Philippe Starck lightfixtures, suede-soft curtains, Bang and Olufsen technology—predominate in this modern 24-story tower, located in the quiet residential district Las Condes. The Grand Hyatt brand’s instinct for the business traveler's needs is sharp; even the smallest guestrooms come equipped with a separate sunken seating area (ideal for impromptu meetings) and ample work space (though the imposing views of the snow-capped Andes might prove distracting). The Thai kitchen at Anakena restaurant turns out spicy curries and traditional wok-cooked noodle dishes like shrimp pad thai that's easily the city's best. For its massages and body treatments, the Ako spa seeks inspiration closer to home, incorporating ancestral techniques and remedies of the Mapuche people.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.