Chile’s windswept valleys, verdant forests and temperate wine-growing regions make it a perfect destination for those seeking to enjoy a spot of indulgent rural relaxation during their trip to Latin America. Our pick for luxury hotel of the month for April is the avant-garde Vik Chile where contemporary styling and rustic Chilean charm blend seamlessly in amongst a strikingly beautiful green landscape. Perfect for lovers of wine, food and attention-to-detail, read on to find out more about why we love this high-class hotel.
One of our favourite hotel options in Chile’s central wine-growing valleys, Vik Chile, sister property to the stylish Vik beach hotels in Uruguay, offers guests luxurious modern accommodations in the stunning Millahue Valley. Guests can benefit from a huge range of activities available at the hotel, designed to allow travellers to get the best out of their stay in the region. Perfect for a relaxed few nights at the beginning or end of a luxury holiday in Chile, Vik offers blissful rural seclusion within easy distance of Santiago and the international airport.
How to Get There:
Vik Chile enjoys a privileged location in the stunning Millahue Valley, part of Chile’s larger central Santa Cruz wine region. Blissfully secluded, yet easily accessible – Vik offers travellers on a tight schedule the best of both worlds. Driving to the hotel from Santiago International airport takes between two and three hours, whilst transferring in by helicopter takes a mere 40 minutes.
Vik Chile offers just 22 sleek, modern rooms in the main hotel. Each room offers guests a distinct personality, with each suite masterfully finished with modern design pieces and local artwork. More like an avant-garde art gallery than a hotel, the hotel’s characterful accommodations create a welcoming, homely feel, with all the elevated class and style one would expect from a luxury hotel stay. New for 2019, Vik Chile is also offering an upgraded class of accommodation – ‘Puro Vik’ – a series of 19 luxurious private casitas tucked away in the hills behind the main building, overlooking the valley and vines. These secluded villas will be the hotel’s highest room category and offer relaxed, romantic luxury for those looking for ultimate exclusivity.
Food & Drink:
The guiding philosophy of Vik’s cuisine at the Milla Milla restaurant comes from a strong love for ‘terroir’. Offering honest and hearty cuisine using the best seasonal and locally-sourced products available, guests can expect to enjoy organic meals made with love and respect for the quality of the produce.
The architecture. Stylish inside and out, Vik Chile is certainly eye-catching. The indigenous Mapuche name for the valley the hotel occupies is ‘Millahue’ – translating roughly as ‘place of gold’. The hotel’s polished titanium roof was designed to resemble a gold ring, and to pay homage to the local heritage of the region. Panoramic windows offering sweeping countryside views and an enticing outdoor infinity pool are just two more outstanding architectural features of this avant-garde gem.
Lovers of wine will of course be delighted with the activities on offer at Vik Chile. The hotel offers tasting tours of a huge variety of wines and the hotel vineyards themselves cultivate five different varieties of grape. This is also a perfect hotel for the design-minded traveller. Quirky and modern, Vik pushes boundaries and suits those looking for the best in innovative, contemporary luxury.
Must Do Activity:
Aside from the top-quality wine-related activities guests can enjoy at this magnificent hotel, one of the main attractions is exploring the picturesque setting independently. The hotel offers a network of trails that you can follow on foot, by bicycle or on horseback. Spending an afternoon ambling through the hills in the sun is well worth doing, stopping to take photos of the forests, hills and vineyards of the glorious Millahue Valley.
Are you planning a luxury trip to Chile? Simply contact us for more information and let us create a tailor-made holiday for you. Read more about Vik Chile here and if you’re looking for more inspiration, why not visit our Chile page to learn more about the Millahue Valley and what the rest of this diverse country has to offer?