The family-owned Hotel Magnolia opened its doors at the end of 2016. This boutique property situated on a quiet and leafy side street in Santiago’s historic neighbourhood, Lastarria, has 42 rooms spread across 6 floors. The original three–story building has been topped by a visionary extension with three new floors stretching up behind a glass outer wall imprinted with the image of the lower floors. The seventh floor opens out onto a roof terrace, with seating arranged to make the most of the views over Cerro Santa Lucia. Generously sized rooms are characterized by calming wood surfaces and neutral linens. The upper three floors have eucalyptus plank walls and ceilings, giving them an attic feel but with high ceilings keeping them restful and light. The original parquet floorboards have been moved 90 degrees to serve as wall boarding in the hallways on the upper three floors. Chilean artists have been called in to help with the details—from carved Alerce wood door handles made by sculptor Jessica Torres; to headboards painted with Chilean birds, mountains and palm trees by artist Macarena Illanes; and reproductions of the original stained-glass windows by Iván Carrion. As well as being exceptionally well lit, a glass floor on the roof terrace casts light down the 6 floors right onto the harlequin tiles in reception. The floors are linked by three sets of staircases—one original marble flight hailing back to the days when this charming building was a family home, and two symmetrical steel–and–wire constructions which wind their way around striking industrial–style steel elevators.

Quick Facts

Number of Rooms: 41

Room Categories: Four categories: Magnolia Signature Suite (70 square metres) Junior Suites (45 square metres); Superior Suites (between 26 and 35 square metres); Deluxe Room (30 square metres); Deluxe Room with balcony (30 square metres)

Booking Options: Rates are on a bed and breakfast basis

Rates: From $230 USD per room per night

Dates of Operation: Open year round

Membership: Mr & Mrs Smith

Disabled access: One room on the fourth floor is suitable for wheelchairs

Amenities: Fitness centre, bar, room service, in-room massages

Internet: Complimentary wifi throughout the property


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Press Release

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“A grand historic house just steps from the old town. Santiago’s first urban design hotel combines sleek modern elements with its Neo-Gothic heritage. A black-and-white marble entrance and exposed brick walls are juxtaposed with an industrial-style suspended metal staircase, a bronze reception desk and potted magnolias.”

The Telegraph, UK


The original mansion that forms the heart of Hotel Magnolia was built in 1929 for the daughter of a Chilean politician, a lady called Ana Zegers García Huidobro, by a well–known architect of the time, Eduardo Costabal Zegers. As coincidence would have it, Zegers happens to be a distant relative of the current owners and the two-year restoration prior to opening was carried out by Architect Cazu Zegers, along with interior designer, Carolina Delpiano. The talented duo came up with the idea of contrasting the original brickwork and parquet floors with glass and steel.

A closer look at…

Lastarria: Santiago’s historic neighbourhood, Lastarria, is a great base for tourists as there are plenty of bars, cafes, and restaurants; as well as art galleries, boutique shops and street markets, all within easy walking distance. Hotel Magnolia is just half a street from Santiago’s ornate city hill, Cerro Santa Lucia, which has several points of interest with its fountains and foliage, plus a turret atop affording fine city views and attracting many visitors—including Charles Darwin who he visited the Chilean capital back in the 1830s.


There is no minimum-age and children up to 4 years of age stay complimentary in the same room shared with adults. Children between 5 and 12 years of age will be accommodated in the same room as adults, in an additional bed for USD $ 50 per night. Cots available upon request

Property Location

Airports: Santiago Airport (SCL) is located about twenty minutes from Hotel Magnolia (depending on traffic) and has international and domestic flights.

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