It List: The Best New Hotels 2011
Courtesy of Le Reve Hotel
Le Rêve, Santiago, Chile
Trained to seek out soaring skyscraper hotels in boomtown Santiago, we almost missed this 31-room charmer in the leafy Providencia neighborhood. Behind Le Rêve’s scaled-back sensibility is Chilean-born designer Sergio Echeverria, who used classic furnishings (claw-foot velvet settees; gold-framed historical French maps) to create a residential feel. What sold us were the boutique hotel’s thoughtful touches: delicate local lavender Ôrigen soaps and a help-yourself pantry for late-night cravings. Doubles from $219.