Another Luxury Hotel for Patagonia
A 40-room luxury hotel and spa is set to open in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia. Designed by Chilean Architect Cazu Zegers, the Tierra Patagonia Hotel and Spa is shaped like an old fossil, referencing to the English explorer Darwin and his voyage on the HMS Beagle in 1830.
The hotel offers views over Lake Sarmiento and Torres del Paine Peaks, with a number of leisure activities such as walking, climbing and horse riding available to guests. The opening follows that of its sister hotel, Tierra Attacama, which opened in 2008 in the San Pedro de Atacama region.
This is the second luxury hotel to open in Patagonia in the last month. This reflects the strengthening of Latin America’s tourism market – as commented on by Fiona Jeffery, chairman of London’s annual travel trade show, World Travel Market – and demonstrates the region's willingness to invest in resources to attract the growing number of adventure- or thrill-seeking tourists.