Resorts & Retreats Awards 2022

Page 14 LUXlife 2022 Resorts & Retreats Awards Jun22695 A bespoke establishment with historical and cultural pedigree that comes from embodying the heritage of its local area, Hotel Wara hopes to lead its region of Atacama forward to greater heights of progress. Nominally, by becoming a wellknown hotel and a first-class accommodation option, it is propelling Atacama into the spotlight, something that is relatively new for the area that is often overlooked by tourists visiting Chile due to its under-the-radar nature. However, thanks to Hotel Wara’s efforts, its tourism industry has received a significant boost, and it has kicked into gear a cycle of positive change wherein its in housing guests creates beneficial social improvements, bringing in more guests, which brings more improvements, and allows the hotel and the region both to continue to flourish. With a motto of turning the simple into the luxurious, its rooms are spacious and cosy, and it takes great pride in having cultivated an environment that lends itself to the utmost relaxation and rest for its clientele, all of whom appreciate the chance it gives them to get away from the hustle of everyday life. Critically, this also goes for the common areas and grounds. Moreover, its restaurant serves food of the very best quality, all of which is sourced from the local area and cooked using recipes that are emboldened by tradition and local culture. With a name meaning ‘luminous star’ in the Quechua and Aymaran tongue, Hotel Wara hit the ground running by setting its goals and expectations for the future: becoming one of Chile’s brightest stars in hospitality. Indeed, it has been achieving this with its mixture of highland culture and in-depth history, and the family who run it has worked hard to cultivate an atmosphere of relaxation, trust, and respect within the walls that its guests can feel immediately upon arrival. Hotal Wara Adventure Hotel of the Year - Chile