Sonesta International Hotels Corp. Opens Third Hotel in Chile
Sonesta International Hotels Corporation announced its third new hotel in Chile, the 148-room Sonesta Hotel Calama. Opening today, this business class hotel features a casino, business center, restaurant, and meeting space. The hotel is located 760 miles from Santiago. This hotel (and its sister properties in Concepcion and Osorno) are the result of a partnership between GHL Hoteles and Sonesta.
Calama is the capital of the province of Loa in Northern Chile. Calama is a refreshing oasis in the middle of the most arid desert in the world. It has become the starting point for tours to a series of small villages of Aymara (Andean ethnic group) origin. Points of interest in Calama include Padre Le Paige Archaeological Museum, Apache Ojo Beach – a natural pool and waterfall, Chuquicamata - the largest open-cut mine in the world, San Pedro de Atacama, and the Geysers of El Tatio. The area is serviced by the El Loa Airport (CJC) in Calama.
GHL Hoteles, Sonesta’s partner in Peru since 2005, owns and operates hotels throughout South America. With more than 40 years of experience in the hotel industry, GHL operates hotels under several flags. Currently, GHL operates 37 hotels in Colombia, Chile, Peru, Ecuador and Panama; including ten Sonesta Hotels located in Peru, Chile and Colombia.
The Sonesta Collection is a distinctive international collection of upscale hotels, resorts and cruise ships. Every property reflects the energy, style and spirit of its location. Locally-inspired and artfully-presented cuisine, luxurious accommodations and passionate personal service create an authentic and memorable guest experience. Discover the Sonesta Collection in Boston, New Orleans, Miami, St. Maarten (2), Brazil (2), Chile (3), Colombia, Peru (6), and Egypt (12). Opening soon in: Cusco, Peru; Jaco Beach, Costa Rica; Miami, FL; and San Carlos, Mexico. For more information visit or call 800.Sonesta (800.766.3782) in the U.S. and Canada.
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