- Stylish Playa Vik is located in the equally chic beach town of José Ignacio
This striking contemporary property (dubbed "the Sculpture") incorporates natural elements including a unique "living roof" planted with Uruguayan wild flowers. Designed by local architect Carlos Ott, who also worked on the Paris Opera House, the six-room hotel has a dramatic 17-metre inclined façade, a massive sculpted bronze door and wide expanses of glass capturing the ocean view. Modern paintings from Zaha Hadid, Anselm Kiefer and James Turrell grace the walls. Just as striking is the 23-metre cantilevered pool (of Uruguayan black granite) that juts out to the ocean. Guests enjoy sitting by the pool to watch the sunset or dine poolside by candlelight.