PATAGONIA, Chile (December 11th, 2006) After months of deliberation, the minds at EcoTulum Resorts have made the decision to weather-proof Amilik, its luxury spa lodge in South America, and revise the project, renaming the resort Zulika and converting the hotels wilderness tents into all-season structures equipped to pamper guests 365 days a year.
The changes come with the growing demand by travelers to experience all of Patagonias enchanting seasons.
Though we had no intention from the projects inception to operate during the off-season months, the many inquiries from potential visitors, coupled with the desire to expose travelers to the areas year-round beauty, began to tip the scales, conveys Holly Worton, Executive Director of EcoTulum Resorts. As we changed things to accommodate the seasons, the hotel concept evolved too, so we made the difficult decision to rename the property, and offer a slightly different experience.
The upgrades to the ten luxury accommodations will include durable, insulated walls (instead of tented rooms as originally proposed) and manually controlled heating systems so guests can determine the temperature in each individual cabin. Though many initiatives from the original proposal are still under way, some aspects of the Amilik project will be sculpted to fit the Zulika concept, the details of which are still pending.
Developers project that the weather-proofing enhancements will push back the resorts launch date until fall of 2007. The good news for travelers is that a second property called Ulaa, located on the same 586 acres of magical wilderness, is already slated to open in December 2006.
Ulaa Patagonia and Chiles Lake District
Set against the intense blues of placid lakes and the emerald green of the Valdivian forest, Ulaa is the ideal destination for travelers seeking the charms, thrills and relaxation of an all-seasons wilderness retreat.
The resort, an eco-adventure property hidden deep in the Andes Mountains, features seven rustic, yet comfortable cabins tucked away far from civilization, stress, work and all things commonplace. There are no alarm clocks here, only the chirps of birds to stir the senses from sleep and the hum of the forest to set minds dreaming at night. By day, guests are encouraged to indulge in wellness treatments courtesy of Maya Spa, or engage in a number of featured activities, to include adventure boating, hiking through the surrounding forest, exploring the village culture of nearby Segundo Corral, canoeing in the propertys two lakes and river, horseback riding with local guides, mapping the stars on crystal clear nights, farming the organic gardens, and cooking lessons that allow guests to harvest their own ingredients from the organic farm.
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