VanityBA: Gorgeous Uruguay Lands On The Cover of Vogue

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, lifestyle, uruguay, vanityba

In the world of fashion, you know you’ve made it when you land on the cover of Vogue, so the new issue is some serious Manhattan validation for one gorgeous rising star…Uruguay. Vogue chose Uruguay as the background for the May issue with celebrated fashion photographer Mario Testino capturing the natural beauty of Uruguay, a polo match, the rolling hills …

VanityBA: Palermo The Preferred Destination For Buenos Aires Dining

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, buenos aires events, global rankings, lifestyle, tourism, vanityba

When it comes to dining out, the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Palermo is far and away the favorito gastronomico for locals, according to a recent poll conducted at the Buenos Aires Market food fair. According the La Nacion’s Angeles Castro, 53.5% of all respondents said they prefer dining out in Palermo. In fact, Palermo took the top three spots in …

Sofitel Casino Carrasco Opens A New Chapter of Luxury In Montevideo

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, aruba, creative class, foreign investment, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, uruguay

The highly anticipated re-opening of one of Montevideo’s most beautiful landmarks finally took place last evening, a historic event symbolizing triumph over adversity and the undeniable appeal of Uruguay for foreign investors. On a beautiful Thursday evening in Carrasco, hundreds of invited guests, foreign dignitaries and proud Montevideanos gathered at the hotel’s entrance enjoying the sounds of the Philharmonic, champagne …

The Summer of Strange & Super Luxury In Punta del Este

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, aruba, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, tourism, uruguay

“Not bad. Not good. Strange.” That’s how Punta del Este hotel and property owners describe Summer 2013 to Ambito’s Leandro Ferreyra. The strange part is the fact that middle class reservations are down 30% due to Argentine currency controls; however, the most luxurious 4 and 5-star hotels and the most exclusive Punta del Este rental properties are all booked solid. …

Double-Digit Growth & Record Revenue For Mendoza Tourism

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, aruba, competitiveness, foreign investment, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, tourism, wine & vineyards

“Come for the Mendoza wine and vineyards, but stay for the horseback riding, fine dining, whitewater rafting, olive tourism, hiking, futbol tournaments, beauty pageants, downhill skiing, rugby matches, new shopping centers and casinos.” OK, maybe it’s a tad verbose, but it’s hard to summarize all of the factors making Mendoza the tourism juggernaut it is today. All of the above …