Hotel Carrasco

The Hotel Casino Carrasco is a historic hotel and casino in Carrasco of Montevideo, Uruguay. It currently operates as the Hotel Sofitel Montevideo Casino Carrasco and Spa.

Carrasco Hotel
Hotel Carrasco en la noche.jpg
General information
AddressRambla República de México esq. Arocena, Montevideo, Uruguay
OwnerCarrasco Nobile S. A.
Design and construction
ArchitectGastón Mallet, Jacques Dunant
Hotel Casino Carrasco


Its construction started in 1912 and finished in 1921, after 9 years work. Many famous people were lodged at this hotel, such as Federico García Lorca[1] or Albert Einstein.[2]

For decades it was a landmark of luxury for tourists visiting Montevideo. Because of eventual deterioration of the building, it was closed in the late 1990s.

In 2007 started the bidding for a public contract for its restoration and operation. By the end of 2009, it was finally adjudicated to Carrasco Nobile SA, a consortium led by the Codere Group together with international investors Global Partners and AGG. They designated Sofitel of the French chain Accor as the hotel operator. The hotel re-opened its doors in March 2013.[3]

According to El País, the opening of this building brings with it a whole revolution in the neighbourhood of Carrasco, with many real estate and business investments.[4]


  1. ^ Torres, Alicia (2020-07-16). "Protocols for literary hotels". Brecha (in Spanish).
  2. ^ "A reconstruction for history". Perfil (in Spanish). 2013-02-26.
  3. ^ "Hotel Sofitel Montevideo Casino Carrasco and Spa". Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  4. ^ "The change behind Hotel Carrasco". EL PAIS. 2012-05-12. Archived from the original on 2012-09-11. (in Spanish)

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Coordinates: 34°53′26″S 56°03′19″W / 34.8905°S 56.0554°W / -34.8905; -56.0554