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26482 09 Oct 2020

New General Manager of Vik Chile Announced

Virginia Contreras brings over twenty years of experience in travel and hospitality.

Vik Retreats are delighted to announce the appointment of Virginia Contreras as General Manager of Vik Chile and Puro Vik in Millahue, Chile. Contreras’s appointment comes at an exciting time, as the property debuts La Piu Belle Rosé, the newest addition to VIK Winery’s family of wines.

“I am thrilled to join the team at Vik Chile and Puro Vik,” stated Virginia Contreras. “The iconic property has set the benchmark for luxury and wine-travel around the world, a reputation sustained by extraordinary design, unparalleled service, and endless innovation. I look forward to carrying on this tradition.”

With over twenty years of experience in travel and hospitality, Contreras brings a wealth of knowledge to her new role at Vik Chile. She joins the beloved property from Awasi – Relais & Chateaux in Chile where she spent the past eleven years climbing the ranks and gaining exceptional expertise and insight into the luxury marketplace. In her most recent role, she served as Hotel Operations Manager. She has also held positions as Assistant Manager at Las Balsas Relais & Chateaux in Neuquén, Argentina, and as an Airport Agent for American Airlines in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Contreras attended Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina where she received her Bachelor’s degree.

Vik Retreats are lauded as some of the most exceptional destinations in the world, delivering an experience marked by forward thinking design, exceptional culinary offerings, singular natural settings, a breadth of activities, environmentally minded practices and warm attentive. Comprised of Estancia Vik José Ignacio, Playa Vik José Ignacio, Bahia Vik José Ignacio, The Pavilion at Bahia Vik, Shack Yoga and Wellness at Bahia Vik, and La Susana in Uruguay, Vik Chile, Puro Vik and the VIK Winery in Chile’s, Millahue Valley, and Galleria Vik Milano in Milan, Italy, Vik Retreats promise singular stays offering entrée into the very best of their respective locales.

Vik Chile, Puro Vik and the VIK Winery all work in tandem and are ideally positioned on 11,000 acres of vineyards and valleys in Chile’s Millahue Valley. Vik Chile is perched on a hilltop overlooking the breathtaking landscape and is home to twenty-two uniquely designed suites, each with singular art and design, while Puro Vik is a collection of individual glass houses floating just below its sister retreat. The contemporary architecture with three walls entirely of glass eliminates the visual borders with the surrounding treetops and foliage, while simultaneously allowing them to enjoy the expansive and dramatic vistas. VIK Winery boasts an outstanding design by Chilean architect Smiljan Radic and is the world-class facility where the team creates the vineyard’s family of wines, which includes VIK, La Piu Belle, Milla Cala, and La Piu Belle Rosé. Together with the VIK Winery, Vik Chile and Puro Vik are redefining the way in which international travelers experience the most beautiful and diverse destination.

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