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Vik Retreats Celebrates the Reopening and Rebirth of La Susana

Vik Retreats is delighted to announce the much anticipated new La Susana, the beloved oceanfront beach dining and sunset destination in José Ignacio, Uruguay. Over the past decade, La Susana firmly established itself as a center of the vibrant social scene in José Ignacio, and among the coolest beach restaurants and bars in the world. Set to re-open on December 18th, offering a reimagined and enhanced experience La Susana promises to capture the essence of what its loyal guests want from their beach restaurant. For reservations - click here


Ideally positioned on José Ignacio’s Mansa beach, with sweeping views from the village all the way to Punta del Este and the countryside inland, La Susana complements Vik Retreats unrivalled collection of properties in Uruguay, which includes the uniquely beautiful Estancia Vik José Ignacio, Playa Vik José Ignacio, and Bahia Vik José Ignacio. These beloved private retreats are widely regarded as having put Uruguay on the map for global travelers, offering entrée into the very best of the vibrant destination and its culture through unparalleled art, architecture and design, delicious fresh cuisine, and warm, authentic service.


La Susana has undergone a thoughtful and creative transformation that will offer an open and airy layout, seamlessly blending the interior and exterior spaces. To enter guests will pass through a "garden tunnel," where they will be greeted by La Susana’s team and the holism participatory painting created by La Susana’s guests. The new beach pavilion is positioned directly facing the Southern Atlantic Ocean, with its centerpiece VIK bar painted by one of Vik’s beloved artists, Eduardo Cardozo, fireplaces at both ends of the space and expansive glass doors open to the beach beyond. One entire fireplace wall will be wood sculptures by Uruguayan artist Javier Abdala, while the other will showcase a representative series of artworks by many Vik artists and the ceiling adorned with art and surfboards. The heart of La Susana’s beach ambiance remains the expansive “feet-in-the-sand” outdoor area for lounging and eating nestled within the dunes, The reimagined outside beach bar, inspired by the “Contructivo” artists of Uruguay is sure to become an even more iconic sunset destination for the local people and world travelers who follow the setting sun to La Susana.


The culinary experience at La Susana remains focused on the freshest traditional Uruguayan cuisine with local seafood, fish, and meat as the stars, cooked with pure simplicity by the La Susana team to bring out the best in these extraordinary ingredients and complimented by a tailored selection of VIK wines and distinctive cocktails. From lunch to iconic “best on the Planet” sunsets with specialty cocktails to Dinner-PARTIES and curated DJ sets, La Susana promises a lively and energetic social scene, where guests will come to see and be seen, enjoy time with friends and family, and maybe even dance the night away!


José Ignacio is accessible via the Punta del Este airport, which is serviced by daily flights from airports in Argentina and Brazil. Punta del Este is an international airport that accommodates private jets 24 hours a day. José Ignacio is a thirty-minute drive along the coast. Alternatively, guests may fly to the capital city of Montevideo, 1.5 hours away.


For press inquiries please contact Meg Connolly Communications, vik@mcc-pr.com or 212-505-8200.




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