Print this trip dossier

Journey Latin America asks you to accept cookies for performance and social media purposes. We use cookies on our website to personalise content, evaluate website traffic and enhance performance. You can delete or restrict cookies via your web browser. To get more information about these cookies and the processing of your personal data see our Cookie Policy. Do you accept these cookies and the processing of personal data involved? Find out more


September 17th, 2014

Redeveloped Meat Refrigeration Plant now a Luxury Hotel Celebrates 100 Years

Laura

By Laura Rendell-Dunn
Product and Marketing


A former meat refrigeration plant now a luxury hotel celebrates the building's 100 year anniversary in 2015.

 

The Singular Hotel in Chilean Patagonia is an architectural masterpiece, constructed on the site of a former meat refrigeration plant on the scenic shores of Last Hope Sound, just 5km north of Puerto Natales, the gateway town to Torres del Paine National Park.

 

The luxury hotel gets its inspiration from - and retains parts of - the original abandoned structure, and was built in what is now called post-Victorian Industrial style. The lofty ceilings, pieces of restored machinery and small museum keep alive the memory of when the sheep was king in the early 20th century. A modern wing of huge, glass-fronted guest rooms overlooking the waterfront is attached to the main building. Décor and furnishings are the epitome of understated good taste; with discreet Patagonian motifs featured around the property and recall contemporary loft living. There is a heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool, saunas and steam room, and a medley of massage services are offered. The restaurant presents a menu that showcases unusual local ingredients such as white strawberries as well as regional stalwarts king crab and Magellan lamb.

Guests are offered a true outdoor Patagonian experience; there is a choice of 20 excursions into the national park and around, with guided trekking, kayaking, biking and birdwatching.

 

A 2-night stay in November 2014 costs from £1,807pp. The price includes flights, return transfers from Punta Arenas airport, full board and excursions. Prices are subject to availability.

 

Four other quirky hotel buildings in Latin America are:

 

Hotel Quinta Real: A former bullring located in colonial Zacatecas, Mexico. The last bullfight was held in 1979 It was converted into a hotel in 1989.

 

Canopy Tower Hotel: A former radar tower located close to Panama City. It's jungle location makes it the ideal for bird watching, rooms are at canopy level.

 

La Purificadora: A former 19th century water-purifying factory now a contemporary boutique hotel. Located in colonial Puebla, near Mexico City, the city is famed for its food and is  where the recipe for mole poblano (chocolate and chilli sauce) originated.

 

Luna Salada: This small, isolated and utterly magical hotel, built entirely of salt blocks, overlooks the spectacularly surreal Uyuni salt flats (Bolivia) from a low bluff – giving an impression of being on the edge of another planet.


Upcoming Events

See full Event Listing

Other holidays you may be interested in

Illampu Moutain looms over La Paz, Bolivia

Active Peru and Bolivia: trekking Andean peaks to tropical rainforest

Private journey

18 days from £3,066pp

Galapagos tortoises

Value Galapagos: Budget cruising in the Enchanted Islands

Private journey

11 days from £4,056pp

Torres del Paine Chile

Self-drive Patagonia: The open road to Torres del Paine

Private journey

20 days from £5,893pp

Colonial

Self-drive Uruguay: Classic highlights

Private journey

13 days from £2,770pp

Other articles you may like

Browse our inspiration area of the site. It's packed with insider travel tips, Top5s, competitions, events, recipes and holiday ideas for Central and South America sure to whet your travel appetite.

Sign up to our newsletter

Sign up to our twice monthly newsletter and be the first to know about our latest news, offer and competitions.

Thank you for sign up

Error for sign up

Share this Page

Social share page will open in new window

Send a friend

reCaptcha_try_again

Page Full Path: /sitecore/content/JLA/Home/travel-inspiration/history-and-culture/Redeveloped-Meat-Refrigeration-Plant

Page ID: {42FE0D30-3C49-406A-B42A-F3AFA619768C}

Page Name: Redeveloped-Meat-Refrigeration-Plant

Page Display Name: Redeveloped Meat Refrigeration Plant now a Luxury Hotel Celebrates 100 Years

Page Template Name: T031-PapagaioBlogPost

Page Template ID: {ECC6A232-9784-4CC7-BA26-18421546B8F5}

Parent ID: {D87BECEB-1D0E-4228-B662-3A524B60DAA0}

Parent Name: history-and-culture

Parent Display Name: History & Culture

Parent Template Name: T029-PapagaioCategoryListing

Parent Template ID: {4D163066-ED7E-48E6-AF31-34B6C47536CD}