Hotel Fasano Las Piedras is an outpost of the Fasano group of luxury hotels in Brazil. This one differs from the typical fare of the rest of chain. Instead of a typical tower, Las Piedras occupies a grouping of low-key stone villas near Punta del Este in Uruguay.
Architect Issay Weinfeld has done a masterful job at blending the architecture in with the stoney waterside landscape. Though Punta del Este is well known as a beach vacation area, the hotel is slightly removed and seems right at home in the pastoral landscape.
Hotel Fasano’s architecture is stunning contemporary, both inside and out. Thirty two bungalows, each with a private terrace offer panoramic views of the 1,185 acre property. Much of the public are of the hotel occupies a building original to the residence, including the front and restaurant area.
The restaurant is in fact the first Fasano Restaurant outside of Brazil and occupies an entire wing of the u-shaped building, blending seamlessly into the rockface. Stone walls, hardwood floor and supple leather banquets create a tough yet minimal ambience. The upper deck offers 360 degree views of the rocky landscape and stunning sunsets.
The property has been designed around the central pool. Change rooms and the pool bar occupy a rescued shipping container nearby. The onsite spa features treatment rooms, dry and wet saunas and a smalller swimming pool. The hotel also features golf and polo fields as well as an equestrian center.
Hotel Fasano Las Piedras
Cno. Cerro Egusquiza y Paso del Barranco
La Barra, La Barra, Maldonado 20400, Uruguay
Rooms from $600