Surging Leather Exports Put Uruguay In The Driver’s Seat

Patrick Archer agribusiness, aruba, foreign investment, uruguay

Uruguay leather exports rose to US$263 million in 2012, and 40% of the increase was due to the surge in the sale of leather hides used in the production of seats for luxury automobiles and aircraft. According to El Pais, Uruguay exported 38,000 tons of leather hides last year, a 12% gain over the 34,000 tons shipped in 2011. Uruguay …

The Summer of Strange & Super Luxury In Punta del Este

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, aruba, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, tourism, uruguay

“Not bad. Not good. Strange.” That’s how Punta del Este hotel and property owners describe Summer 2013 to Ambito’s Leandro Ferreyra. The strange part is the fact that middle class reservations are down 30% due to Argentine currency controls; however, the most luxurious 4 and 5-star hotels and the most exclusive Punta del Este rental properties are all booked solid. …

Trump Tower Punta del Este Scheduled Completion Date Is 2017

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

725 Fifth Avenue, 401 North Wabash, 15800 Collins and now the Rambla Lorenzo Batlle Pacheco. Punta del Este will soon join an elite club of global destinations like NYC, Chicago and Miami with a Trump Tower. Trump Tower Punta del Este was announced yesterday and, as one might expect from a project associated with the legendary Donald J. Trump, the …

Fever Pitch: Boca Juniors VIP Box Auction Raises Millions

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, buenos aires events, lifestyle, real estate

Their cross-town rivals may be nicknamed “the millionaires,” but it was fans of Boca Juniors scratching the seven-figure checks this week for premium seats at La Bombonera. The Buenos Aires club recently added 8 pitch-level VIP suites in the coveted space between the team benches, and yesterday’s on-field auction had them going to the highest bidder. Each 170 square foot …

Louis Vuitton Takes One-Way Catwalk To Punta del Este

Patrick Archer lifestyle, real estate, tourism, uruguay

Last night, Louis Vuitton closed Paris Fashion Week with a collection that drew glowing reviews from the global fashion press. Closer to home, the iconic brand is sauntering down a one-way catwalk from the streets of Recoleta to the beaches of Uruguay. One week after closing the Buenos Aires store at Alvear and Ayacucho, Louis Vuitton is making the move …