Sacramonte Landscape Hotel
Ticking all the right boxes of modern escapism is this millennial getaway set in the wild sierras of Maldonado, about 30 kilometres north of Uruguay’s Punta del Este and José Ignacio. The Brazilian and Uruguayan studio MAPA Architects have gently inserted 13 spacious cabins – prefabbed in Montevideo and assembled on-site with minimal disruption to the natural terrain – into 100 hectares of grasslands, spring-water reservoirs, and vineyards. The entire front of each cabin is sheathed in one-way mirror glass which creates a simple but effective camouflage against the setting, while providing the interiors, which are lined with cool dark stone and oak wall panels, with uninterrupted views. And set on a hilltop is a farm-to-table restaurant that serves barbecued lamb, veal and wild boar.
Km 7, Camino La Guillermina, Maldonado, T 598 9546 7676, www.sacromonte.com
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Melina Keays is the entertaining director of Wallpaper*. She has been part of the brand since the magazine’s launch in 1996, and is responsible for entertaining content across the print and digital platforms, and for Wallpaper’s creative agency Bespoke. A native Londoner, Melina takes inspiration from the whole spectrum of art and design – including film, literature, and fashion. Her work for the brand involves curating content, writing, and creative direction – conceiving luxury interior landscapes with a focus on food, drinks, and entertaining in all its forms
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