When LA-based Garrett Colton—whom we featured earlier today—was headed to Uruguay, he asked us for recommendations on where to stay. Casa Zinc was the first place that came to mind. It turned out Garrett already had reservations, it's that sort of place.
Owned by Arron Hojman, the hotel is located in the quiet enclave of La Barra away from the fray of nearby Punta del Este. Hojman used a mixture of industrial design with salvaged finds to design the hotel managing to make it look as if it has been a local fixture forever. His love of all things vintage is evident in the hotel's decor as well as in his nearby shop, the Trading Post, where he sells an eclectic selection of antiques and found objects. For more, go to Casa Zinc.
Photography via Uniq Hotels.
Above: Industrial lighting hangs from the wood clad ceiling.
Above: Reclaimed doors lead to the kitchen.
Above: Vintage light shades in the white tiled kitchen with checkerboard floor.
Above: Hojman used a collection of salvaged doors and windows for the hotel.
Above: The dining room with shelves housing Hojman's collection of vintage globes and books.
Above: One of the six rooms available at Casa Zinc.
Above: A repurposed wood headboard.
Above: Vintage chalkboards, rulers and school chairs as decor in a guest bedroom.
Above: A utility sink in the bathroom with marble back splash.
Above: Arched windows salvaged from a Uruguay train station.
Above: Reclaimed industrial furniture in a bedroom.
Above: Outdoor dining in the garden.
Above: The entry to Casa Zinc's brick building with corrugated fencing and two industrial lights on either side of the door.
Looking for other places in South America? Check out our hotel posts in Argentina.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on March 19, 2010.