The hotel is set in a forest overlooking the river. It’s a former Four Seasons which has only 44 rooms. The base room is 970 square feet. It’s a category 5 redemption (20,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points per night, you can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Hyatt).
There are two room types.
There are 20 bungalows and 24 suites. Diamond Suite Upgrades are available to upgrade to the suites — but there is literally no reason at this point to use those. Currently non-discounted paid rates appear to run $240 – $400 per night, with both room types the same price. Awards book into bungalows. At this point the hotel hasn’t loaded any cash and points availability.
The resort is remote, which is both part of its attraction but also adds to the difficulty and cost in getting there. Here are some of the options:
- Fly in and out of Buenos Aires. Then take a 1 hour ferry from Puerto Madero. This can be arranged through the hotel. Then there’s a 70 minute drive to the resort. (Hotel car is $165 for the drive or shared ride service for $66 per person.)
- The hotel provides complimentary transfers from Carmelo Airport, but flights there will be cost-prohibitive for many.
- Drive from Montevideo — it’s three hours. Hotel car will run $500 – $600.
Magic of Miles reports that room prices used to hit $1000 a night. I’d guess that it could use capital investment to maintain itself at Four Seasons brand standards. In lieu of making that investment, management of the property has changed hands.
The hotel doesn’t appear branded in any of Hyatt’s usual monikers — when the Four Seasons Aviara became a Hyatt it was named a Park Hyatt, that doesn’t seem to apply here. That may or may not change, and I wonder if it’s dependent on whether Hyatt launches a non-brand brand like Starwood has done with Tribute. (This possibility could also explain why the former Radisson LAX, now the Concourse Hotel, is merely an ‘affiliate’ rather than taking on a Hyatt brand.)