Why Punta del Diablo Is Now Uruguay’s Coolest Beach Destination

Patrick Archer aruba, creative class, lifestyle, real estate, uruguay

 Punta del Diablo is emerging as a popular destination for well-rounded international travelers. This beautiful Rocha beach has a vibe as laid-back and eclectic as the brightly painted homes and boutique hostels dotting her gently sloping landscape. Only a few kilometers from Brazil’s southern border, it seems fitting that Punta del Diablo lies at one end of Uruguay’s east coast while Punta …

Former Escada Boutique To Become A Chinese Grocery

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, culture, foreign investment, lifestyle, real estate

The new Spring/Summer collections were recently unveiled at Buenos Aires Fashion Week, but one prominent German designers’ former Recoleta digs will have a decidedly more pedestrian look and feel for 2013. Like Zegna, Hermes, Ralph and Louis; Munich-based Escada pulled out of Buenos Aires earlier this year leaving a prime boutique at Alvear 1444 vacant and available for aspiring fashionistas …

Buenos Aires Megabarrio #49 Moving Closer To Reality

Patrick Archer aruba, ba government, buenos aires events, lifestyle, real estate

After being rejected by political opponents on two previous occasions, we’ll soon find out if the third time’s a charm for Solares de Santa Maria, a megabarrio mixed-use development that would rise on one of the last remaining waterfront parcels in Buenos Aires. IRSA continues to seek city approval to build what some have referred to as The Puerto Madero …

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 …

Mejor en Bici Program Growing Thanks to Corporate Initiatives

Patrick Archer ba government, lifestyle

The City of Buenos Aires has made giant two-wheeled strides to embrace the culture of cycling, primarily through the Mejor en Bici (Better by Bike) program. The ongoing expansion of Mejor en Bici concludes this week-long series of transformative urban planning projects in Buenos Aires. Mejor en Bici has created an extensive network of free bike rental stations and bicycle-only …