Chic New Hotel in Patagonia


Nothing says getting away from it all like heading to the “Uttermost End of the World.”

And no, we’re not talking about Battery Park City.

Tierra del Fuego, the bit of virginal Patagonian land on the southernmost tip of the world, is where Argentina meets Chile and you meet a terrifying thing—miles of vast wilderness, snow-crowned mountains, and seas sprinkled with glaciers, all without a single wireless signal to be found.

The new Hotel Remota will help make your life at the other end of the world quickly fade away. Designed by an award-winning architect, Remota is Patagonian sheep barn meets the W (it’s about time someone made that happen).

Tucked right on the secluded Last Hope Sound, all 72 spartan rooms sport native Lenga wood beds and floor-to-ceiling views of the bay. In their rustic dining room, feast on local bites like Centolla (a special Chilean jumbo crab), and then enjoy a Pisco Sour (Chilean brandy with egg whites and cane sugar) in the outdoor jacuzzi under the open sky…yes, that’s fresh air you taste.

Since it’s springtime there, head north to Punta Arenas to catch the Magellanic penguins marching back to lay their eggs, kayak in the gleaming fjords, or thrash the vast dunes in an ATV.

Or just enjoy the fact that you’ve literally gone to the ends of the earth—and you may never be back.

Hotel Ramota, Puerto Natales, Patagonia, Chile, 00 56 61 414040, www.remota.cl

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