In September I am going to be staying at the Hotel de la Opera with a group. I also have some independent travel days in Santiago. If I decide to stay at a different hotel, or more specifically, in a different neighborhood, what neighborhood or hoods should I consider?
My interest is art museums and modern shopping areas. (I don't care about the shopping. I just want to see modern Santiago. So many tours only go to historic places.)
I welcome any suggestions especially if you can state a specific site or hotel I can use as a geographic landmark in my search.