The brainchild of acclaimed luxury hoteliers Alex and Carrie Vik and internationally-renowned Uruguayan architect Carlos Ott, Playa Vik José Ignacio is a perfect mixture of exceptional modern design and the bohemian chic charm of José Ignacio along Uruguay’s Mansa Beach. With a name reflecting the “calm” of the sparkling coastline on which it sits, Playa Vik José Ignacio invites visitors to escape the real world and slip into the dreamscape of the rugged and mysterious country of Uruguay.
Playa Vik José Ignacio is a beachfront getaway featuring a cluster of six boutique cottages facing the ocean waters of the most stunning point along the Uruguayan coast. Each casa effortlessly blends the interior and exterior with astute architectural details such as an open air private garden space, a rooftop lounge and living room, and retractable windows leading out into the gardens that swell upward toward the living room. If their avant-garde architecture and impressive modern art collections weren’t enough, the cottages also feature adobe fireplaces, hand-painted floors, wine cellars, outdoor living, dining, and cooking spaces, open entertaining configurations for up to 60 guests, playrooms, fitness centers, and small spas with two treatment rooms—plenty of luxury to go around.
The central Pavilion of Playa Vik José Ignacio sits in the middle of the bungalows and presents a large-scale reflection of their art and furnishing. Expect elegant interpretations of classical architecture melded with contemporary art pieces and minimalist design a la James Turrell and Zaha Hadid, as well as sliding walls of titanium and glass to allow for reflection amid nature’s playground outside. Just as the houses encourage casual open-air living in the fresh ocean atmosphere, the food at Playa Vik José Ignacio reflects the same aesthetics. With a focus on the culture of Uruguay, guests are welcome to dine in community with each other, family style, with dishes comprised of traditional barbecue, fresh fish and seafood, local fruits and vegetables, and homemade breads and pastries. The on-site wine cave promises the perfect accompaniment to round out any meal, and sunset cocktails are greeted with illuminations of the Southern Hemisphere sky mapped out along the floor of the hotel’s black granite pool.
Playa Vik José Ignacio also offers a full menu of experiences to round out the sophisticated, adventurous spirit of its guests. Such activities as tours of the village and coast, hidden galleries, experiential lunch outings, and insider experiences arranged by the Experience Concierge program lend to the retreat’s exclusive, luxury reputation. With its unparalleled beach location, Playa Vik José Ignacio strives to share the amazing beach-country lifestyle of Uruguay through unique adventures, exclusive events, modern art, and laid-back luxury.Request Information