The old granddaddy of conservative Santiago, the Ritz-Carlton has renowned service, bookworm-friendly public spaces, and a lovely rooftop pool and patio with lovely views of the Andes. Recent renos have finally brought a modern, more stylish look to interiors, as well as improved the restaurants. The new Estro restaurant serves haute Chilean food, spanning dishes from deer carpaccio and king crab from Patagonia to short ribs cooked for 12 hours in a local Carmenere wine. Staff in the hotel go beyond the expected and the vibe is as luxurious as can be expected from a Ritz-Carlton. Note that while breakfast is included in room rates in most Santiago hotels, it is not here.