Courtesy of Le Reve Hotel

Le Rêve, Santiago, Chile

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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.

It List: The Best New Hotels 2011

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.

Courtesy of Le Reve Hotel

It List: The Best New Hotels 2011

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