An executive’s guide to the Chilean capital.
BY RUTH BRADLEY
Latin Trade Magazine
Insights and advice from Daniel Picciotto, president of Colombia-based
What do you like most about traveling to
Daniel Picciotto: As a frequent traveler, I appreciate the efficiency of the city’s airport and the fact that it’s easy and fast to get from there to downtown and the hotels. The roads and highways are fantastic which also means you can visit places outside
José Luis Portela: I’m currently based in
What do you like least?
Portela: The smog in winter. I also dislike the rather aggressive way people sometimes drive.
What are your preferred hotels when on business?
Picciotto: I’m a big fan of the Sheraton Four Points. It’s well located, has great service and the price is unbeatable (Disclosure: Picciotto belongs to a group that is part owner of this hotel). The
Portela: One of the hotels I can recommend is the W. It’s set apart by its location, decoration and atmosphere. I’d also recommend the Hyatt with its great facilities and attentive service.
What restaurants do you recommend?
Picciotto: For fancy dining I like to go to El Europeo, which has a classical French menu. Da Carla is a classical Italian restaurant with great food and atmosphere. I also like Ichiban for sushi, Cuerovaca for steak and Miraolas for seafood. If you want to venture downtown, Ostras Azócar for oysters is a must and, for typical Chilean food, Doña Tina. The best place for pizza and a fun place to go is Tiramisú but it’s a good idea to reserve ahead of time.
Portela: For Peruvian food, which is very popular in
What practical advice would you give to someone who is visiting
Picciotto: Choose your hotel’s location carefully because of traffic and because there is a lot to do apart from business, like visiting a winery or driving to Valparaíso.
This article originally appeared in the January/February issue of Latin Trade magazine.
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