More Tourists Coming to Argentina for Polo Lessons

Patrick Archer argentina polo, arts & entertainment, lifestyle

Even though the Triple Corona ended last month and the world’s greatest polo players have already flown north to Wellington, the game’s allure and polo lifestyle continue to attract more tourists and aspiring players to Argentina, writes La Nacion’s Silvina Beccar Varela. As the sport attempts to broaden its appeal globally and attract more non-traditional followers, Varela says affordable Argentina is …

Alto Palermo Announces Major Shopping Center Between Soho, Hollywood

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

After decades of dormancy, Avenida Juan B. Justo is rapidly becoming one of the most valuable stretches of real estate in Buenos Aires. The major transportation artery which serves as the auto and rail dividing line between two of BA’s most desirable neighborhoods, Palermo Hollywood and Palermo Soho, will soon be home to a major new shopping center thanks to …

First Luxury Social Networks in South America Attracting Luxe Lovers in Brazil

Patrick Archer hotels & casinos, lifestyle, technology, tourism

Lifestyle social networks have been effective tools for creating online private membership clubs or invitation-only environments where members receive insider information and significant discounts on luxury travel. While membership on these sites has focused heavily on the U.S. (Jetsetter, UrbanDaddy) and Europe (A Small World, Quintessentially), it seems South America wants access to the VIP lounge. Not surprisingly, party and …

Investment Fund May Restore Harrods Buenos Aires to Former Retail Glory

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

One of the world’s most famous luxury department stores may soon reopen its landmark Buenos Aires location if a UK investment group purchases and restores the seven-story Harrods building at Florida Street and Cordoba Avenue, according to Alfredo Sainz at La Nacion. While London-based Harrods is best known for luxury retail, real estate, private banking and aviation services in the …

Alvear Tower Puerto Madero Will Be Tallest Building in Buenos Aires

Patrick Archer aruba, average prices, buenos aires events, competitiveness, hotels & casinos, real estate

Puerto Madero has always been a Buenos Aires neighborhood full of superlatives, some grounded in reality and others bordering on urban legend. Now the newest high-rise-kid-on-the-dique will definitely stir the anti-development pot and set a record for the tallest building in Buenos Aires. Grupo Alvear will invest US$130 million to build the Alvear Tower Puerto Madero, a 54-story residential tower …