Uruguay Archive

Luxury Travel for Less This Year in Latin America

If you want to upgrade your luxury travel experience or get the most from a vacation budget that’s not unlimited, Latin America offers some historic values this year. If you pay even a passing attention to the financial news, you know that the U.S. economy is thrashing most others around the world this year and […]

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Bahia Vik Completes the Artistic Resort Trio in Uruguay

Quick – which upscale hotel brand has the most properties in Uruguay? Surprisingly, it’s one that only has four properties overall: Vik Hotels. Bahia Vik is the third one in a small country dominated by independent properties and one-off locations from the international chains. Like the other two from Norwegian–Uruguayan entrepreneur Alexander Vik, it is […]

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A Four Seasons in an Unlikely Spot: Carmelo, Uruguay

  Editor’s note:Soon after we said this was an odd place for a Four Seasons, it suddenly wasn’t anymore. This is now the Carmelo Resort & Spa by Hyatt. Not much else has changed, though time will tell if the service level can keep up.  You usually find a Four Seasons hotel or resort in […]

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Narbona: a Rustic, Intimate Wine Lodge in Uruguay

Yes, we’ve been featuring a lot of wine lodges lately. Can you tell this has become a big trend? Get ready for more new openings on the way, but sometimes we like to make sure a place is getting raves from picky travelers before we feature it. That’s the case with 5-room Narbona in Carmelo, […]

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Sofitel Montevideo Carrasco: a Palace Comes Back to Life

A century ago, Hotel Carrasco was the elegant jewel of Uruguay, a palace in the sand close to the capital of Montevideo. After a long period when it sat abandoned, French Accor brand Sofitel bought it and restored it to glory. And then some. Now named the mouthful Sofitel Montevideo Casino Carrasco & Spa, this […]

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What’s New In Latin American Travel – 2012/2013

Last week I attended a conference called TravelMart Latin America, which was held in the beautiful city of Cartagena, Colombia. This is an annual meet-up of travel suppliers, tour companies, airlines, hotel companies, and destination tourism offices. It’s most for the buying and selling of travel services, the making of business alliances, but I attended […]

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