Argentina Hotel Sector Surges With New Investors, Popular Chains

Patrick Archer foreign investment, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, us companies

An ambitious wave of new hotel construction is sweeping through Argentina as investors large and small tap new opportunities to buy, build and own. “Argentina’s Hotel Sector Proving Its Investment Potential” is the headline of a detailed analysis in the Real Estate supplement of today’s Ambito which points to the most recent long holiday weekend (1.3 million tourists spending US$240 million) …

Bariloche Begins 2013 Ski Season With Record Tourism Numbers

Patrick Archer aruba, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, real estate, tourism

Argentina Ski Season 2013 is officially underway, and the country’s leading downhill destination is welcoming record numbers of charter flights, hotel guests and foreign visitors. “Record Number of Foreign Visitors in Bariloche” is the title of Soledad Maradona’s article in today’s La Nacion which links the sudden surge in South American skiers and snowboarders with the season’s first snowfall, falling …

NYC Real Estate Investors Acquire Major Mendoza Development

Patrick Archer agribusiness, lifestyle, real estate, us companies, visionaries, wine & vineyards

A high-profile residential vineyard development south of Mendoza City just received a major boost of cash and confidence from a large New York shareholder who is taking control of the entire development. Manhattan-based real estate developers Youngwoo & Associates (YWA) are taking over the 2,000-acre Santa Maria de los Andes (SMdlA) project in Agrelo, a gorgeous Mendoza terroir with breathtaking views of the …

Uruguay Named The Most Peaceful Country in Latin America

Patrick Archer competitiveness, global rankings, lifestyle, tourism, uruguay

For the second straight year, Uruguay is garnering safety superlatives in Latin America. Last year, Uruguay was named the “least violent” country in Latin America by a Santiago-based non-profit analyzing citizen safety across the region. This year it’s the Institute of Economics and Peace bestowing the “most peaceful” medal on Uruguay in their 2013 Global Peace Index (GPI). The GPI …

New Construction Requests Rising In Punta del Diablo

Patrick Archer aruba, foreign investment, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, uruguay

New residential construction may be grinding to a halt in Punta del Este, but it’s reaching record levels up the coast in Rocha. “Punta del Diablo: 90 New Construction Permit Requests” is the headline of Eduardo Gonzalez’ article in today’s El Pais which focuses on the new wave of real estate investors in Uruguay’s coolest beach and other coastal towns …