Hotel Antumalal located on the shores of Villarrica Lake near Pucón in Southern Chile is an understated luxury boutique hotel with a rustic feel. Designed in the Bauhaus revival style of the 1950’s by Chilean architect Jorge Elton, the hotel is a little piece of heaven on earth. Antumalal means “Corral of the Sun” in the local Mapundungun language.
The stunning setting of the hotel with the lake and the snow capped Villarrica Volcano in the backdrop has attracted dignitaries and celebrities alike. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip stayed there in 1968, as well as the likes of Neil Armstrong and James Stewart.
The mid-century modern architecture of the hotel blends harmoniously with its surroundings. Wood, rock, iron and rope are used for the interiors and furniture to integrate with nature.
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