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New Hyatt Carmelo Resort and Spa Uruguay

Four Seasons ended its management contract with the Carmelo Resort & Spa on March 31, 2015 and now the property has rebranded as a Hyatt Resort & Spa in Uruguay beside the Rio de le Plata, two hours ferry ride from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Hyatt Carmelo lobby

The hotel is a small intimate resort with only 20 bungalows and 24 bi-level suites. The property features a golf course, winery estate, horseback riding and polo, boating and fishing excursions and some very large rooms. The standard bungalow rooms are 970 square feet with a private garden patio.

Hyatt Carmelo Resort Bungalow

Carmelo Resort Bungalow

The suites are 1,291 square feet with 18-ft. ceilings. The Hyatt hotel website does not offer any photos of the suites.

Carmelo Resort & Spa enters as a Hyatt Gold Passport category 5 reward night at 20,000 points. Room rates in July off-season are in the $220 to $260 USD range.

Hyatt Carmelo pool

I stayed at the Sheraton Colonia in June 2007 about 50 miles west of the new Hyatt Carmelo. I enjoyed the country living in Uruguay compared to the big city street life of Buenos Aires. This looks like a nice addition to Hyatt.

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Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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