The InterContinental Santiago has unveiled its new club tower- the 16-story addition to the existing property features 81 guestrooms, two swimming pools, a VIP lounge, a Lobby Café, four restaurants and 20 meeting rooms totaling 27,200 square feet of meeting and function space, making the 377-room InterContinental Santiago one of the largest convention centers in the country. The hotel also boasts a 17,000 square foot green living wall in the west façade of the building. The vertical garden, which faces two important avenues in the Financial Center of Santiago and features three different species of plants, provides a beautiful visual statement to passersby.
Situated in ‘El Golf’ area of Las Condes, the hotel is in the heart of Santiago’s financial district and a short distance from exclusive restaurants, upscale shops and top attractions such as San Cristobal Hill, Plaza de Armas and La Moneda Presidential Palace.
“This striking new tower furthers the property’s appeal as a true meeting and convention destination,” said Jim Anhut, Chief Development Officer, IHG, Americas. “With steady economic growth, a strong commitment to free trade and foreign investment, and sustained advancement in the tourism industry, Chile is one of South America's most attractive markets for lodging development.”
“The owners of the InterContinental Santiago have raised the bar of excellence within Santiago’s hospitality industry with the addition of the new Club tower,” added Alvaro Diago, COO, IHG, Latin America and Caribbean. “Already recognized by its stunning living wall, the new tower adds yet another new dimension to this hotel. It is a true landmark of the InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand.”
Along with its flagship InterContinental Santiago, IHG has a strong presence in Chile with nine properties currently open in the country. IHG also recently announced it has signed a 20-year agreement with Chile-based Inmobiliaria Punta Piqueros, S.A. for a new-build InterContinental hotel in Punta Piqueros, within the district of Concon, in north central Chile, and in close proximity to Viña del Mar, one of the country’s most fashionable resort areas.