|Punta del Este, Uruguay|
To kick off the New Year in a grand way, Punta del Este's newest luxury property, The Grand Hotel, officially opened its doors last weekend with a star-studded celebration. Punta del Este is a peninsular city situated on the southern tip of Uruguay.
More than 600 guests mingled with celebrities and South America's elite while enjoying international fare and over-the-top entertainment offered throughout the evening.
|The Grand Hotel|
The newest addition to this chic region, known as the Riviera of South America, The Grand Hotel is the first major five-star hotel built in Punta del Este, Uruguay in more than 15 years. Situated directly on Brava Beach, one of the region's most beautiful beaches and close to downtown, the 120-room property has an all-glass triangular shape, evocative of an ocean liner heading out to sea.
In addition to large guest rooms, most with ocean views, amenities at the hotel include a semi-Olympic-sized heated outdoor swimming pool, a 45-foot-long heated indoor swimming pool, a luxurious spa, theater, Roman baths, a beauty salon, complimentary Wi-Fi, babysitting services, hotel transfers, beachfront services and concierge services to assist with booking excursions.