Elle Italia: Uruguay Is The New VIP Paradise

Patrick Archer culture, foreign investment, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, uruguay

The new issue of Elle Italia features Nambian supermodel Behati Prinsloo on the cover, but the magazine’s most awe-inspiring beauty flows from the pen of travel writer Annalisa Testa. Uruguay: Il Nuovo Paradiso del VIP (Uruguay The New VIP Paradise) is the title of Testa’s homage which extends the usual VIP playground narrative beyond the city limits of Punta del Este …

Buenos Aires Tops Conde Nast Readers’ Choice Awards

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, buenos aires events, competitiveness, culture, global rankings, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, tourism

Conde Nast Traveler’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards were released this week, and Buenos Aires was named the #1 City in Central and South America as chosen by 80,000 world travelers. The Conde Nast website summarizes the Top 5 Cities in Central and South America in reverse order: 5. Antigua de Guatemala, 4. Paraty, Brazil, 3. Cartagena, Colombia, 2. Cusco, Peru …

Cordoba Real Estate Developer Unveils 5 Tower Love Project

Patrick Archer competitiveness, hotels & casinos, real estate

Cordoba has been one of the more resilient real estate markets in Argentina’s interior during the past two years of currency controls. In fact, over 3,700 new real estate deals closed in Cordoba in August alone. Now a local developer is betting on a continuation of Cordoba’s never-ending love for ladrillos with an aptly named megaproject called LOVE. The centerpiece …

Punta del Este Convention Center Bid Process Opens…Again

Patrick Archer competitiveness, foreign investment, hotels & casinos, tourism, uruguay

Perhaps the third time will be the charm for Punta del Este. Eighteen months after the first of two failed bid processes commenced seeking construction and management teams for a new Convention Center, a third bid process is underway. “Until the bid is awarded, until it begins and finishes and we hand the key to the management company and we …

Private Developer Proposes Taking Carrasco Underground

Patrick Archer hotels & casinos, real estate, tourism, uruguay, visionaries

The March opening of the new Sofitel Casino Carrasco has ushered in a new wave of interest and investment in the popular Montevideo barrio, and one development group wants to transform the neighborhood’s most high-profile avenue.  A proposal is on the table for the construction of an underground parking garage that would run the length of Avenida Arocena from the Rambla …