Rocha’s New Deep Water Port Will Receive Cruise Ships Too

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, lifestyle, tourism, uruguay

The coastal Uruguayan Department of Rocha will receive an important boost to year-round tourism thanks to a project that was originally envisioned more for exporting commodities rather than welcoming foreigners. The future deep water port in Rocha will be the largest infrastructure project in Uruguay’s history and a critical addition to the country’s port infrastructure expediting the flow of Southern Cone …

Chile’s Enjoy Acquires 45% Stake In Conrad Punta del Este

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

Casinos are big business in Uruguay, and the cash flow in the country’s most lucrative casino proved to be irresistible for one of Chile’s largest gaming companies. Santiago-based Enjoy will pay US$139.52 million to acquire a 45% ownership stake in the Conrad Punta del Este and assume control of the five-star casino currently run by Caesars Entertainment. The agreement gives …

Siglo del Libro: El Ateneo Celebrates 100 Years Of Reading

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Buenos Aires loves her books and her prize-winning writers like Borges, Cortazar and Sabato. Out of reverence for the gods of Argentine literature, bookstore temples have risen throughout Capital Federal, and none is more famous or photographed than El Ateneo Grand Splendid in Recoleta. The cavernous, five-level bookstore was originally a theatre which opened in 1903 as the Teatro Nacional Norte …

Fever Pitch: Boca Juniors VIP Box Auction Raises Millions

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Their cross-town rivals may be nicknamed “the millionaires,” but it was fans of Boca Juniors scratching the seven-figure checks this week for premium seats at La Bombonera. The Buenos Aires club recently added 8 pitch-level VIP suites in the coveted space between the team benches, and yesterday’s on-field auction had them going to the highest bidder. Each 170 square foot …

We Bought A Zoo: Buenos Aires Edition

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The Buenos Aires Zoo is arguably one of the most valuable pieces of real estate in the city. Over 44 acres, 16 city blocks and 2 million square feet of prime Palermo property where residential units across the street fetch over $300 per square foot. The BA Zoo, which originally opened in 1875, is said to be modeled after the …