VanityBA: Beware The Seductive Gaming Powers Of The Conrad Angels

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, creative class, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, vanityba, wine & vineyards

Yes, the Conrad Angels are a thing, and apparently they were the most remarkable thing to hit Mendoza during this month’s 2014 Wine Harvest Celebrations. “The Conrad Angels Revolutionized Mendoza” is the headline in today’s society section of MDZ Online which explains the marketing promotion by Chile’s Enjoy which created this elite smiling force from hundreds of aspiring Southern Cone …

Revitalization Project Will Extend Puerto Madero Toward La Boca

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, ba government, buenos aires events, creative class, lifestyle, real estate, tourism

The City of Buenos Aires is planning to extend Puerto Madero’s wave of waterfront renewal further south to an area of the city long neglected ever since the construction of the elevated highway to La Plata. That highway, like the General Paz beltway, has isolated southern neighborhoods like Barracas, La Boca and San Telmo from the waterfront and created several …

Montevideo QR Codes Bring Zapping To City’s Historic District

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, culture, real estate, technology, tourism, uruguay

The City of Montevideo is placing plaques with QR codes on some of the most treasured historic buildings in the Ciudad Vieja (Old Town). A total of 39 buildings already bear the QR codes which make a walking tour of the historic district more enjoyable and informative from an architectural appreciation standpoint. For instance, zapping the front door of the …

What Are Average Hotel Prices In Argentina’s Top Tourist Destinations?

Patrick Archer average prices, competitiveness, hotels & casinos, real estate, tourism

With a relatively strong dollar, a plummeting peso and an abundance of summer travel deals, inbound tourism is on the rise again in Buenos Aires and the rest of Argentina. So where will you get the most bang for your travel buck in terms of hotels? A new survey from Buenos Aires-based Trivago sheds light on average prices for hotels …

New Montevideo Amusement Park Will Open This Year

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, foreign investment, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, uruguay

Montevideo may have lost its only roller coaster to Mexico last year, but a brand new, state-of-the-art coaster will soon rise as the centerpiece of a new amusement park on the east side of the Uruguay capital. The new Montevideo amusement park is being built on a 5 hectare (12.3 acre) parcel in the Parque Roosevelt, a beautiful public park where …