After nearly a century, the landmarked post-Victorian circa 1915 Bories Cold Storage Plant will breathe new life with the December debut of The Singular Patagonia, the Chilean region's newest luxury retreat, the result of a meticulous 10-year restoration and renovation.
Set on nearly 100 acres overlooking the Fjord of Last Hope along the shores of the Señoret Channel in Southern Chile, the 57-room soon to be LEED-certified Singular Patagonia, resurrected by fourth generation relatives of the plant's founders, pays homage to the once thriving factory's historic past while delivering all of the conveniences and comforts guests expect today.
The Singular Patagonia's design team, directed by famed Chilean interior designer Enrique Concha and local architect Pedro Kovacic, carefully combined the old industrial structure with a modern, sleek wing allowing for 57 (starting at 500 sqare feet) guestrooms with 10-foot floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the fjord and snow covered mountains beyond.
As the area was originally colonized by Europeans, the design scheme reflects classic European style executed through a minimalist lens to make the views of the surroundings the main focus throughout the hotel. Respecting the purity of the area, the property has made social and eco-responsibility a priority and is intent on leaving as small a footprint as possible by utilizing modern green technologies and sustainable materials. Televisions in the rooms will be only offered upon request.
After a day of adventure, guests can retreat to The Singular's Barbara Morrow designed 3,000 sq ft eco-SPA where sustainable tourism is evident by the use of organic plants and fruits for oil extracts and moisturizers woven into an array of pampering pleasures. The holistic-focused SPA features a heated indoor / outdoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room.
Further connecting guests to the property's historic importance, The Singular Patagonia will house a museum in the original industrial section illustrating the history of the region and the significance of the factory in the development of the area.
Now accepting reservations, The Singular Patagonia is set to open December 1 with rates starting at $660 per night.