Elle Italia: Uruguay Is The New VIP Paradise

Patrick Archer culture, foreign investment, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, uruguay

The new issue of Elle Italia features Nambian supermodel Behati Prinsloo on the cover, but the magazine’s most awe-inspiring beauty flows from the pen of travel writer Annalisa Testa. Uruguay: Il Nuovo Paradiso del VIP (Uruguay The New VIP Paradise) is the title of Testa’s homage which extends the usual VIP playground narrative beyond the city limits of Punta del Este …

Punta del Este Convention Center Bid Process Opens…Again

Patrick Archer competitiveness, foreign investment, hotels & casinos, tourism, uruguay

Perhaps the third time will be the charm for Punta del Este. Eighteen months after the first of two failed bid processes commenced seeking construction and management teams for a new Convention Center, a third bid process is underway. “Until the bid is awarded, until it begins and finishes and we hand the key to the management company and we …

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. …

Abandoned Punta Condo Sells At Auction For US$1.98 Million

Patrick Archer aruba, foreign investment, real estate, uruguay

Call it the last of a generation. Or the last of a bunch of abandoned high-rise projects that came out of the ground 35 years ago but never reached completion, because of the 1982 financial crisis. They are “The Skeletons of ’82,” says El Pais’ Marcelo Gallardo. For over three decades they’ve loomed over Punta del Este beaches and boulevards …

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 …