Renaissance Hotels Introduces Newest Gem In Latin America 181-room Renaissance Santiago Hotel Invites Guests to Discover Chile's Capital City

SANTIAGO, Chile, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Renaissance Hotels, a hotel brand recognized for inspiring travelers to Live Life to DiscoverSM, announced today  the opening of the 181-room Renaissance Santiago Hotel, marking the third Renaissance Hotel to open in South America. The new hotel establishes a bold presence in the upscale neighborhood of Vitacura, surrounded by stylish boutiques and some of Santiago's finest restaurants.

"Already exquisitely represented in the region with the Renaissance Caracas La Castellana Hotel and our flagship property in South America the Renaissance Sao Paulo, Renaissance Hotels has truly become a favorite amongst travelers," says Craig S. Smith, president of the Caribbean and Latin America for Marriott International, Inc. "The hotel's sophisticated design, latest in modern amenities and a wide selection of dining and entertainment options, we are confident it will find success in one of the most vibrant cities in the region and play an important role in the continued emergence of Chile as a leading economy in Latin America."

"Renaissance Hotels is known for embracing the spirit of each destination through design, service and amenities, making it a perfect fit for travelers visiting this exciting city," said Toni Stoeckl, vice president for Renaissance Hotels.  "We want to make it easier than ever before for guests to discover the very best of Santiago, whether they're looking for emerging local music, the arts or indigenous culinary or mixology adventures."

With a commitment to local sustainability, the Renaissance Santiago Hotel is also actively pursuing official LEED ™ certification from the United States Green Building Council, an organization promoting environmentally responsible residential and commercial buildings.

Each of hotel's 181 guest rooms and suites feature modern and stylish design including luxury bedding and high tech amenities, especially created to meet the needs of today's modern business and leisure travelers.

Culinary options abound throughout the hotel including the property's signature Catae restaurant, headed by award winning local Chef Mariano Cid de la Paz, who studied under world renowned Spanish Chef Ferran Adria. Additional dining and entertainment venues include D-bar & Lounge, offering a variety of small plates, specialty cocktails, local beers and a large selection of Chilean wines, as well as Kaitek Cafe Bar which includes a menu of 29 coffees and an exclusive tea list. Lastly, guests may enjoy full menu of specialty cocktails and appetizers at the hotel's pool bar or snacks at El Cofa Bar, located on the sixteenth floor terrace offering breathtaking views of the city.

The property is owned by Altamira Grupo Inmobiliario and will be operated by Administraciones y Operaciones Hoteleras Hotech S.A.

"We are thrilled to introduce Renaissance Hotels to Santiago," said Mariano Julio Salvador, president of Altamira Grupo Inmobiliario.  "With its prime location in the prestigious Vitacura district, we know that it will be a very successful hotel."

For R.E.N meetings and special events, the hotel boasts nearly 12,000 square feet of impressive conference space.  The hotel also includes a state-of-the-art Elential Fitness Center & Spa, outdoor pool and whirlpool.

Expecting to reach nearly 170 hotels in 40 countries by the end of 2014, Renaissance Hotels is a lifestyle brand within Marriott International's global portfolio of 18 brands. With its proud motto of "Live Life to Discover," Renaissance Hotels offers today's lifestyle business traveler a unique guest experience woven through design, service and unique programming inspired by each destination's locale.

ABOUT RENAISSANCE
Renaissance Hotels encourages guests to Live Life to DiscoverSM  at more than 155 hotels in 35 countries around the world.  Expecting to open at least one hotel per month this year, the brand should reach nearly near 170 hotels in 40 countries by the end of 2014.  Each hotel is unique and every stay offers an opportunity to explore local discoveries exclusive to the destination.  At every hotel, Renaissance Navigators are local experts ready to assist guests in discovering local flavors and activities.  Signature RLife LIVE entertainment events are designed to showcase emerging talent in music, the arts, culinary and more to inspire discovery. R.E.N. Meetings offers groups an experience beyond a traditional meeting rooted in creative sensory meeting design, RLife LIVE networking events and custom curated local Navigator excursions.  At Renaissance Hotels, we work to ensure that every trip is transformed into an eye-opening, unforgettable journey. You spend your life working; you should discover the world as you go. To discover more visit www.renhotels.com.

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