Monday, March 7, 2011
We left BA last week and took the overnight bus to Mendoza - wine country de luxe. But this place is soooo much more than wine and we found a small city just outside that offered spa, hamam and of course wine.
We met Norwegian-Swiss Cécile Adam who runs Entre Cielos - a hamam/spa and soon-to-open hotel in Chacras. The luxurious hamam opened in November and is the very first in South-America. The interior is a goodie bag for the eye and for relaxation. The use of stone and concrete has a feel of minimalistic Scandinavian I would say, but it´s also a good mix of different styles.
(All photos are courtesy of Entre Cielos)
The luxury boutique hotel will open in May this year and will have 15 rooms with different themes. And of course a view to the great Andes. Interior wise - think 70s chic and stylish and of course with colors and aromas from the vineyard that used to grace this area years ago. I can´t wait to go back!
We´re now working at Cécil and husband Davids new vineyard at the entrance of the spa and hotel. Here Chardonnay is grown. I just love that a Norwegian is the heart and brain behind this place (of course with the help of her man and family!), but even so:)
(Me in the vineyard!)
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