Last update: 28/08/2018

Venue

Hotel Santa Cruz Plaza


Important: to access to this special rates, you must mention Management Science Workshop at time of booking.

 
 Rates per night:  USD 175 Single Room
 Address:  Plaza de Armas 286, Santa Cruz, Valle de Colchagua, Santa Cruz, Chile
 Bookings at:  rverdugo@almacruz.cl with Romina Verdugo.
 Website:  Hotel Santa Cruz Plaza


**For those travelling to the Management Science Workshop venue, a free transfer service will be provided on January 3. The bus will leave for the Santa Cruz Plaza Hotel from the Department of Industrial Engineering of the Universidad de Chile (DII-UChile), located on Domeyko 2338, Santiago. The journey time will be approximately 3 hours. A return service to Santiago will also be available once the workshop activities are complete.

 
It is very important that you consider these transfers when planning your trip. Otherwise, a daily bus service to Santa Cruz runs from Terminal Sur bus station, located at Alameda 3850. Santiago. For any information regarding these transfers or any other travel-related issue, please contact our travel expert Gary James at contact@sensechile.com.

 

About Santa Cruz

 
Blessed with perfect terroir and climate, Chile has established itself as a major producer of high quality, value for money wines. Many of the country’s iconic premium wines come from the rolling hills and lush valleys of Colchagua, some 2.5 hours south of Santiago. 
The major town in the area is the charming Santa Cruz, which has put itself on the map as one of the world’s wine capitals.

The Colchagua Valley is arguably Chile’s most outstanding wine area, particularly for Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Carménère.

The latter is a variety of wine grape that formed part of original six red grapes of Bordeaux, wiped out by the devastating phylloxera virus in Europe in the 19th Century, and presumed extinct for over a century before being rediscovered in Colchagua in 1994. It is now the most emblematic of Chilean varietals, flourishing in the ideal climate and terroir of Colchagua and other valleys.

 


Colchagua is also home to remarkable Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, produced in over 100 wineries from independent, single-label to some of the biggest players in the industry. 

The Valley can be experienced aboard the historic "Tren del Vino", a steam train offering wine tasting and folklore entertainment while passing by the valleys most famous vineyards. Visits to the wineries are superb, with Montes, Casa Lapostolle, and Neyén perhaps the pick of the bunch. Some vineyards can be enjoyed on horseback, some offer vertical tastings, and you can even blend your own wine while touring Viña MontGras. This is paradise for wine lovers.

 

 

Santa Cruz offers far more than wine however. It is also the seat of Chile’s rural culture and traditions, which gives the place a real identity. Among its many highlights, perhaps the most famous is the Museo Colchagua. 

Exhibits here cover Chilean history from pre-Colonial days to the present day, with everything from amber and nautical maps, to weaponry, tools and machinery.


There are plenty of great restaurants where you can enjoy traditional Chilean dishes in the most charming settings.
Santa Cruz offers far more than wine however. It is also the seat of Chile’s rural culture and traditions, which gives the place a real identity. Among its many highlights, perhaps the most famous is the Museo Colchagua. 

Exhibits here cover Chilean history from pre-Colonial days to the present day, with everything from amber and nautical maps, to weaponry, tools and machinery.

There are plenty of great restaurants where you can enjoy traditional Chilean dishes in the most charming settings. For real foodies, a visit to Pilar Rodriguez’s Food & Wine Studio at Viu Manent is a must. Diners work with the chef to prepare a six-course wine-and-food lunch that incorporates such native Chilean ingredients as merkén (a spice), quinoa and maracuyá (passion fruit). For the more adventurous, Santa Cruz is the perfect base for exploring the valley on foot, by bike, or on horseback.

Santa Cruz is not just a gateway to some of the world’s best wines, but also the traditions, nature, and cuisine of this long and thin country.

The Hotel Santa Cruz Plaza is located in the main square of the town. Built in a Colonial style, it captures the spirit, tradition and history of past generations. Its facilities are designed to offer the utmost comfort and provide the best service to its guests, in a relaxed atmosphere so typical of the Chilean countryside. 

The hotel offers beautiful colonial rooms with modern amenities. Casino, acclimatised pool and free Wi-Fi are provided. 
Santa Cruz Plaza has bright and spacious accommodation, featuring balcony and living area. The five-star rooms include air conditioning, cable TV and minibar.

Guests at Santa Cruz Plaza can enjoy a steam bath or make use of the heated pool or gym. The souvenir shop sells local arts and crafts, the award-winning 

Los Varietales restaurant features contemporary Chilean cuisine and an extensive wine list, and the Inka Spa offers a wide range of treatments and therapies.

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