Four Seasons Resort Carmelo, Uruguay
Four Seasons Hotel Carmelo, Uruguay is a part of the Toronto-based Four Seasons chain of luxury hotels and resorts. Four Seasons Hotel Carmelo, the first Four Seasons Resort in South America, also offers Uruguay's premier golf course and resort according to Golf Digest. It is located within an hour of Colonia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Completed in 2002, Four Seasons Resort Carmelo was designed with both East and West architecture in mind. While exuding a minimalist elegance of Balinese and Japanese resorts, the designers (San Francisco-based Babey Moulton Jue & Booth) incorporated influences from China, Thailand, Europe and South America to fuse together a contemplative, yet familiar feel. Four Seasons Resort Carmelo was voted 26th by Travel + Leisure's 2006 World's Best Top 100 Resort/Hotel Awards Readers Poll and ranks on the Best Hotels/Resorts in South America by Condé Nast Traveler and Gallivanter's Guide 2007. Four Seasons Resort Carmelo, Uruguay currently houses 20 bungalows and 24 suites, which are anchored by a four-level main lodge.
As with most Four Seasons properties, Four Seasons Resort Carmelo is known for its services and amenities. The resort was constructed with a par-72 championship 18-hole golf course, which was designed by the international architectural team at American Golf Course Design LTDA. It is considered South America's premier golf course by Golf Digest.