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“Pic of the Week”, December 15, 2017: Hotel Las Torres, Chile

00 Hotel Las Torres, Torres del Paine (3)

Much like the Grand Canyon’s El Tovar hotel or the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park, Hotel Las Torres is situated in the heart of a beautiful park ecosystem, in this case Torres del Paine National Park.  As such, it offers a unique opportunity to see the region while providing most expected creature comforts.

Founder Antonio Kusanovic Senkovic was the son of Croatian immigrants and became a successful cattle farmer.  In 1979 he bought the Cerro Paine ranch, located at the foot of “Torres del Paine” mountain range.  On this 8 thousand acre ranch, he began his cattle breeding business.  In the early 90´s Mr. Kusanovic built 9 rooms with a small restaurant to welcome the many tourists arriving from all over the world.  After Mr. Kusanovic ‘s death in 1997, his wife and four children continued his legacy in the hotel.  The place has greatly expanded and is still family run.  

The hotel is somewhat rustic but situated in such a beautiful place that its flaws don’t matter.  Food was good and the views of the Paines towers most memorable.   Many popular outdoor activities are available here, notably horseback-riding and hiking.

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