All you need to know about Santiago

Santiago is the capital and largest city of Chile. The city lies in a valley between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean. Santiago has a population of 6 million, with the city due to host the 2023 Pan American Games. It is the financial and industrial centre of Chile, with the local economy generating 45% of Chilean GDP. Santiago is home to the Latin America headquarters of a number of multi-national organisations. Textile, clothing and food are major industries in Santiago as is metallurgy and copper mining. The Chilean capital has a thriving economy and has become a hotspot for global business travellers. When planning a business trip to Chile, check out our range of serviced apartments in Santiago.


Having booked your SilverDoor serviced apartment, it is time to prepare for your trip to Santiago. We have put together some essential information to help prepare you for your stay in the Chilean capital.

Transport in Santiago

Santiago is served by Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport which has globally connecting flights. The cheapest method of transport from Santiago Airport is by bus, with Centropuerto and TurBus operating regularly services. Both are available throughout the day and stop at multiple city locations. When travelling in Santiago, the metro system is the quickest and most efficient mode of travel.

Weather in Santiago

Santiago endures warm dry summers, with winters being cool and humid. Due to Santiago’s location in the Santiago Basin, a valley surrounded by coastal mountains and the Andes, the city is shielded. This results in Santiago experiencing less windy conditions and coastal weather than it otherwise might have.

Sights in Santiago

Plaza de Armas is the beating heart of the Chilean capital, with the square home to impressive colonial buildings. The 1808 Palacio de la Real Audiencia and Metropolitan Cathedral are two fine neoclassical landmarks. The nearby grand La Moneda Palace is the stately office of president of Chile. Santa Lucia Hill in Santiago is a city park offering stunning views of the city and surrounding Andes. Cerro San Cristóbal is a hill in northern Santiago which has a statue of the Virgin Mary overlooking the city at its summit. Visitors can hike up the hill or take the cable cars; both offering incredible views!


-          -   Due to Santiago’s central location, it is possible to go skiing in the Andes and visit the beach in the same day!

-          -   Santiago was founded in 1541 by the Spanish conqueror Pedro de Valdivia

-          -  Former Juventus, Bayern Munich, Barcelona and now Inter Milan midfielder Arturo Vidal was born in the city.

-          -   Santiago experiences much tectonic activity, with the city lying on the east of the Pacific Ring of Fire.

-          -   Pastel de Choclo, a corn casserole cooked with beef is a popular dish in Santiago and wider Chile.

-          -   The largest mountain in South America, Aconcagua, lies in Argentina but is visible from the Chilean capital. 


Our serviced apartments in Santiago are established with the needs of business travellers taken into consideration. Offering a place for comfort and relaxation, our corporate accommodation is fully furnished. They are modern, spacious and located in central Santiago in close proximity to the business district. Our serviced apartments offer a unique flexibility that differentiates from hotel accommodation. Firstly, our guests can determine how regularly they would like their apartment to be serviced. This flexibility is geared towards reducing intrusions and making our guests feel at home in Chile. Secondly, our corporate clients can decide between cooking at home in their serviced accommodation and eating in one of the many fine restaurants in the Chilean capital. Business travellers appreciate this flexibility which often makes serviced apartments more affordable than hotel accommodation. Finally, the average one bedroom corporate apartment in Santiago is approximately twice the size of a standard hotel room. This extra room gives our clients more space to relax, whilst also providing them with the ability to entertain guests or conduct meetings in the living area.


Deciding to stay in a serviced apartment with SilverDoor in Santiago brings multiple benefits for business travellers. Having over 20 years’ experience in the corporate accommodation, at SilverDoor we are best suited to organise your business stay in Chile. Our booking agents go above on beyond to provide the benchmark in customer service and source the best quality accommodation for each client. With a solid expertise in the industry, they strive to ensure that every guest is completely satisfied with standard of their accommodation and do their utmost to assist with your every business need. Having a vast knowledge of our apartment providers in Santiago, we aim to offer the best corporate apartments in the city. We are always looking to expand our portfolio of high quality business accommodation, underlining our dedication to offering the best serviced apartments in Santiago.

View from Cerro Cristobal in Santiago Chile

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