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Vik Retreats Recognized by Travel + Leisure 2023 World’s Best Awards

 Playa Vik José Ignacio Named No. 1 Hotel in South America & the No.4 Top Hotel in the World

Vik Retreats are thrilled to be recognized by the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2023. Playa Vik José Ignacio is ranked as the No. 1 hotel in South America and the No. 4 top hotel in the world, Vik Chile is ranked as the No. 2 top hotel in South America, and Bahia Vik is ranked as No. 4. The prestigious award is voted on by readers of Travel + Leisure and revealed annually in the magazine’s August issue.


“We are deeply honored to celebrate the recognition of three of our esteemed properties in the Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards,” said Alex and Carrie Vik, innovators behind Vik Retreats. “This incredible achievement is a testament to the unwavering dedication and tireless efforts of our exceptional team, who consistently go above and beyond to deliver unparalleled experiences that redefine luxury travel.”


Each year, Travel + Leisure recognizes the top hotels, islands, cities, cruise lines, airlines, spas, and more around the globe, according to the results of the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2023 readers’ survey. The World’s Best Awards 2023 is an essential, trusted source for inspiration and the leading barometer of the places and companies that satisfy some of the most passionate and discerning travelers around the globe.


Vik Retreats is a premier collection of properties designed for discerning travelers seeking a unique and unrivaled experience. Comprised of Estancia Vik José Ignacio, Playa Vik José Ignacio, Bahia Vik José Ignacio in Uruguay, Vik Chile, Puro Vik & VIK in Chile, and Galleria Vik Milano in Italy, Vik Retreats promise truly singular stays offering entrée into the very best of their respective locales. Vik Retreats merge extraordinary design, incomparable location, authentic service and environmentally minded practices, and are recognized worldwide for showcasing cutting edge art and design. Every Vik Retreat was imagined and designed by Alex and Carrie with the inspiration of creating an escape that offers a unique immersion into the destination of each property. The results are astonishing and unrivaled and have been celebrated by visitors from around the world.


Recognized as the best hotel in South America and one of the best hotels in the world, Playa Vik José Ignacio is located on the most coveted spot of the Uruguayan coastline. The organic, ultra-contemporary, beachfront property showcases a range of leading contemporary artists and designers including James Turrell and Zaha Hadid, with six unique casas surrounding a dramatic central ‘Sculpture’ building. Guests of Playa Vik enjoy the remarkable beachfront property as well a 75-foot-long cantilevered pool extending out from the property’s terrace overlooking the beach below. Guests at Playa Vik enjoy privacy, modern architecture, and a sunset that has been described as the best on the planet.


Working in tandem to provide a world-class stay for visitors, Bahia Vik José Ignacio spans ten acres of beach dunes and celebrates contemporary beach living, and Estancia Vik José Ignacio is romantic, rustic and traditional and located nearby in the hills rolling down to the José Ignacio lagoon. Visitors will enjoy a broad range of activities, from country pursuits to the leisure activities of a beach-side destination including horseback riding, surfing, kiteboarding, and more. Guests can also enjoy curated wellness programs in partnership with The Shack Yoga and Wellness at Bahia Vik, a wellness sanctuary and spa experience just steps from Bahia Vik. Vik Chile, their sister property ideally positioned on 11,000 acres of vineyards and valleys with the Andes Mountains in the distance, is internationally acclaimed for its unprecedented art and architecture, exceptional wine, and vast array of activities for every type of traveler.


The Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2023 is announced in the August 2023 issue of Travel + Leisure. The full list is published online, at

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