What happens when freedom lovers, nature lovers and sports lovers get together? You’re bound to have a collaboration like the Indigo at Patagonia, Chile.
The old cool – as in somewhat coldish, refreshingly chilly – is a fitting description of the six-storey, 28-room block of a building. It is also a perfectly appropriate way for the hotel to be here in the middle of Patagonia’s fresh magnificence.
In the new main hotel building, Chile’s favorite modern architect Sebastian Irarrázaval has managed to encase a balance between understated Northern European luxury and a straight-forward humility toward the surrounding environment. – The Cool Hunter
The Project is organized around three main ideas. First: to discover the building as a voyager who experience places not at once but through continuous steps. Second: to be sensitive with the site and its provincial character and lack of “noise”.Thirdly: to radically differentiate the intimate space of the sleeping rooms from the monumental space of public areas – Architect Sebastián Irarrázabal
The owners, Chilean climber and advertiser Hernán Jofré; Spanish chemical engineer Ana Ibañez; and French economist Olivier Potart decided to put this project together to create a place where travelers could mingle with serious mountaineers and heavy duty rock climbers thus finding avenues to share experiences and build relationships.
All of this with the beauty of Fjord of Última Esperanza doing its magic in the background. Priceless!
Ladrilleros 105, Puerto Natales, Patagonia, Chile