Argentina Sin Polo: Ralph Lauren Joins The Luxury Exodus

Patrick Archer argentina polo, competitiveness, lifestyle, tourism, us companies

Ask any polo fanatic in Argentina what the three most important destinations are in Buenos Aires and they will tell you “Tortugas, Hurlingham and Palermo.” Ask any Polo fanatic the same question and they will tell you, “Recoleta, Calle Florida and Unicenter Shopping.” The first three are the sites of the Triple Crown of Polo; the latter the three locations …

The Most Exclusive Neighborhood in Buenos Aires Turns 100

Patrick Archer aruba, average prices, lifestyle, real estate

Buenos Aires is a city where wealth has migrated decidedly northward for over a century. The yellow fever epidemic of 1870 set the wheels in motion away from downtown 140 years ago. With the advent of cars, trains and gated communities, the migration just keeps pushing further north well beyond the boundaries of Capital Federal…with one notable exception. Barrio Parque …

For Sport: The Best Dove Shooting In The World & 5-Star Luxury Lodging

Patrick Archer lifestyle, real estate, tourism

Avid outdoorsmen know that Argentina and Uruguay are home to some of the finest hunting and fishing in the world. From doves to dorados and pigeons to perdiz, the two countries offer ample opportunities for hunters and anglers seeking a superlative outdoor experience. The Argentine province of Cordoba is a prime example. Considered to be the Dove Capital of the …

A Healthy Outlook for Luxury Spas and Wellness Tourism in Argentina

Patrick Archer hotels & casinos, lifestyle, tourism, vanityba

Wellness tourism is on the rise in Argentina as more hotels and resorts adapt to foreign visitor demands for Aromatherapy, Chromatherapy, Hot Stones, Thai Massage and Herbal Treatments. From the finest Buenos Aires hotels to rural retreats in tranquil settings like Bariloche, Iguazu, and Mendoza, new spas are opening while existing spas are adding innovative face and body treatments to …

More Yachts, Private Jets & Helicopters Make Annual Punta del Este Pilgrimage

Patrick Archer foreign investment, lifestyle, tourism, uruguay

The number of yachts, helicopters and private jets descending on the waterfront playground of Punta del Este has doubled in the past two years, according to a new analysis in El Pais. And while Argentines still account for the majority of all arrivals on private planes and watercraft, the number of visitors from Brazil, the US and other foreign countries …