A destination for South America’s most glamorous crowd since the 1950s, Punta del Este draws comparisons to the Hamptons, but has a laidback spirit that is Uruguayan. Capturing this unique personality is at the heart of the new Hotel Fasano Las Piedras, the Fasano family’s first venture outside Brazil. With their signature appreciation of tradition, the resort’s luxurious, private bungalows and villas and larger Estancias fit harmoniously between the green plains and River Maldonado. The Fasano gastronomic restaurant appears as if carved into the rockface with rugged stone walls, wood flooring and caramel leather banquets. Its upper outdoor deck has sweeping views of the 1,000-plus acre estate, all the way to the beachfront that rises in the distance.