To say the Awa is exceptional is selling it short. This chic newcomer to the Chilean hotel scene brings with it a level of contemporary design finesse unseen in a region of more traditional, woodenlodge- esque places to stay. on walking in, we were greeted by what can be best described as the most modern of ski-chalets – rustic furniture and welcoming fireplaces included. Then throw in lashings of New York designer boutique hotel, minus the attitude – coffee table books, comfy leather sofas, custom glassware and superfriendly staff. our room was sprawling, with awe-inspiring views of the Lake Llanquihue just outside. We weren’t really inclined to leave our suite, but thought we should and were glad we did. Stepping just outside the property made us feel like we’d ventured into a filmic wonderland – from the emerald green water, to black sand beaches, not to mention of course the towering, snow-capped osorno volcano. Make sure to try their delicious Pisco sour.