Where Is The Best Place To Open A Business In Buenos Aires?

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The Mall or Main Street? Santa Fe or Shopping? Callao or Centro Comercial ? These are the questions posed in a detailed analysis of the many options available to investors looking to open a retail business in Buenos Aires. While malls trump Main Street 70/30 in countries like the US, having a storefront on a prominent avenue or pedestrian street is more …

KFC Opens First Argentina Location in Alto Palermo

Patrick Archer franchises, real estate, us companies

A Christmas miracle of sorts for Buenos Aires residents who have been waiting over two years for the arrival of Colonel Sanders, the “Receta Secreta” and Kentucky Fried Chicken. Rumors surfaced back in October 2010 about the possible Argentine return of Pizza Hut, one of Kentucky-based Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) global restaurant brands. If Pizza Hut enjoyed a successful relaunch …

Hilton Announces New Buenos Aires Hotel & Residences

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Hilton Worldwide signed a management agreement this week for a new US$44-million Hilton Hotel & Residences to be built in the Buenos Aires Province town of Pilar. The new hotel will be located in the heart of the Pilar Golf Club, a 432-acre master-planned community and 27-hole golf club on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. The new Hilton Pilar Hotel …

Hilton Worldwide Announces Hilton Garden Inn Montevideo

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Hilton Worldwide is coming to Montevideo. The Virginia-based company made the announcement yesterday and plans to open the new 17-story, 168-room hotel in 2014. The US$30 million Montevideo property will introduce the popular Hilton Garden Inn brand to South America. Hilton’s announcement offers additional validation of Montevideo as an important hub for business and tourism in the Southern Cone. “As …

Argentina Franchises Finding Success In Foreign Markets

Patrick Archer aruba, franchises, lifestyle

Leather goods, premium coffee, rugby clothes, gourmet ice cream, kids clothing, portable car wash equipment and polo boots. If Argentina made a list of items to pack for a franchise road show on foreign soil, these are some of the de rigueur selections for the carry-on. In a country where consumption is moderating, Argentina’s leading franchises are seizing the moment to …