Hyatt Acquires Former Four Seasons Property

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Great news today for Hyatt fans. Hyatt has taken over managing a property that was formerly a Four Seasons Resort and it is already ready to accept new bookings!

The Carmelo Resort & Spa is located on the banks of the Rio de la Plata river, in Southwest Uruguay about 3 hours drive time from Montevideo. The surrounding views are of a eucalyptus forest, pine trees, vineyards and of course the river. The property can be reached with a 2 hour drive or ferry ride from Buenos Aires, Argentina, or by way of a quick 20 minute flight.

The property is already uploaded into Hyatt’s website, and is a Category 5 property.

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There are only 44 guest rooms, comprised of 20 Bungalow Villas and 24 Bi-Level Suites. The Bungalows are a whopping 970 square feet, the Bi-Level Suites are 1291 square feet for the Standard one and 1453 square feet for the Premium version. All rooms come with a private garden. The decor is nature-focused and gives the resort a peaceful feel.

Here’s the Bi-Level Living Room from when it was a Four Seasons –

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Here’s a shot of the bathroom –

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It looks amazing. The pricing for both the Bungalow King and the Bi-Level Suite are just $260 a night when checking dates close by. That’s an insane value considering that when it was a Four Seasons the rates were regularly in the $1000 range. Even looking out to the January dates the pricing is still in the $4-500 range. My husband and I were actually thinking of going here but scrapped it due to the high cost. Now that it is a Hyatt we’ll definitely check it out!

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The property also has the Bungalow King room available on points, for 20,000 a night, though the Bi-Level Suites are not available on points right now.

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The Carmelo Resort & Spa has been named in Travel & Leisure’s “World’s Best Top 100 Resorts & Hotels” and also in Condé Nast Traveler’s “Best Hotels/Resorts in South America”.

There are four restaurants onsite. The all-day dining restaurant is Pura, which features Mediterranean dishes. The Rio Bar has fresh fish and grilled meat, Shiva Lounge is the place to go for drinks, and Mandara Bar has tapas and local meats. All of the restaurants are proud to serve local cheeses, organic meats and other foods that the Carmelo region produces.

There are two tennis courts, complimentary bicycles, complimentary shuttle service to an 18-hole Golf Course, and the nearby area is great for bird watching and sunset cruises on the river. Even the lobby looks fantastic.

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The resort has a spa which includes an indoor heated pool, dry sauna and a fitness center. There’s also an outdoor swimming pool complete with waterfall.

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The resort offers vineyard tours, lessons in grappa making, and wine and cheese tastings. Onsite parking is complimentary too.

This resort looks like a phenomenal addition to the Hyatt portfolio!

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  1. Patrick Griswold

    Stayed here few years ago. Amazing property but not much around it.

    • Melinda

      Patrick, I noticed that parking at the resort is free and figured that was the case. I think it looks awesome as a relaxing get-away-from-it-all retreat but readers will be glad to know. Thanks for reading!

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