From Vienna to José Ignacio

The first time we arrived in José Ignacio, we were in love. What a magical place this is, where you immediately feel at peace and at home no matter where you come from. It didn’t take us long to conclude this is the best place in the world to build our slice of paradise.

A few years of labour, love and dedication on, we’re delighted to welcome you to our beloved posada. We’re Edda, Robert, Felice and Koko Kofler from Vienna. Robert’s father once had a wonderful hotel in the stunning lakeside town of Bregenz in the Austrian mountains, and it’s been our dream to open our own one day.

Posada Ayana is built on the desire to create a place that is personal, inspiring and welcoming, where people get to be themselves and feel relaxed. We came to José Ignacio not only to leave a footprint but also to make a lasting positive impact, in the lives of our guests as well as those of our local community.

Ayana's birth

From planning, constructing, landscaping and interior designing to finding a name and logo and creating our menus - everyone in our family has been intensely involved and excited. When the time came to choose a name, we wanted one that embodies our lightness and warmth of personality. Ayana means beautiful flower, eternal blossom, a good path and arrival – all in different languages and from different cultures. It fits us perfectly.

Meet our family of local artisans

We source our products from a fabulous array of local craftspeople and artisans. This is how we know for certain that we’ll always have gorgeous quality for you, and we make a positive impact on our community and the planet too.

Hand-crafted ceramics and tableware

Alfe
Uruguay

Alfe (Matías Alvarez) made bespoke coffee cups for Posada Ayana as well as plates.
Fundación los Naranjos
Argentina

We proudly serve from pottery made by teens from positive impact foundation Los Naranjos. They work with disadvantaged teens to regain value and purpose through craft.
Lola Pineyrua Cerámicas
Uruguay

Lola crafted our blue plates and soap dishes.

Soaps and creams

Gaia
Uruguay

100% natural, vegetable based and paraben-free soaps and creams. Made with a lot of love and respect for nature.

Woolen blankets

Hugo González
Uruguay

Hugo crafts hand-woven, naturally dyed sheep’s wool blankets by the lighthouse in Jose Ignacio. His sheep roam locally too.

Loose leaf tea

Tealosophy By Ines Berton
Argentina

Tealosophy selection. Ines created a special Ayana Blend for us. A full menu of infusions is available.

Coffee

Culto Cafe
Uruguay

We buy our coffee freshly roasted by Culto Cafe in Montevideo. Savor the delightful notes of honey, milk chocolate and orange in their ‘Jergón’ blend, sourced from a selection of small growers in Colombia.

Spring water

Vertiente Del Angel
Uruguay

Natural spring water (still and sparkling) from the foot of the Pan de Azucar mountain in Uruguay. We only use glass bottles.

Craft beer

Cerveceria Malafama
Uruguay

Selection of artisanal craft beer from Punta del Este.

Occeanic wines

Various
Uruguay

All of our Wines are Oceanic Wines from Uruguay, including our own ‘Rosado Ayana’ bottled and labeled by a local winery.
Architect
Alvaro Perez
Landscape architect
Patricia Malmierca
Photography
Josef Fischnaller
Marcos Guiponi
Francisca Etchegaray
Copy and brand
Isabel Serval
Logo design and branding
Alex Wiederin
Felice Kofler
Web design
Felice Kofler