The Singular Patagonia
After 70 years in operation as a sheep-processing factory and then a decade of restoration, the Bories cold-storage plant reopened December 1 as the Singular Patagonia, a 57-room, luxury hotel. Located near southern Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park, the sleek and eco-conscious hotel offers floor-to-ceiling windows with majestic views of the nearby snow-capped mountains and the surrounding fjord. The nearly 100-acre secluded property offers 20 different expeditions; a 3,000-square-foot holistic spa with an indoor/outdoor heated swimming pool, sauna, and steam room; and an on-site museum, which pays tribute to the history of the region and the significance of the circa-1915 factory that was declared a national monument in 1996. The hotel’s restaurant also offers selections of the region’s local wines, and the menu focuses on traditional regional recipes prepared with locally sourced ingredients.