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 …

Uruguay Invetigating Aerial Tramways For Montevideo

Patrick Archer foreign investment, real estate, tourism, uruguay, visionaries

A half century after Uruguay tore down its first attempt at an aerial tramway, a German company is hoping to revive interest in the concept as a tourist attraction or transportation solution. In 1963, Uruguay initiated construction on an aerial chairlift to transport tourists from the beach of Malvin to the Isla de las Gaviotas. The project was doomed from …

More Families Moving To Small Farms Around Punta del Este

Patrick Archer agribusiness, foreign investment, lifestyle, real estate, uruguay, wine & vineyards

Small farms in Uruguay’s countryside now account for half of all new construction permit requests in the southeast coastal department surrounding Punta del Este, according to Maldonado tourism data. Between 2007 and 2012, Maldonado authorities approved 3 million square meters of new residential construction of which 1.89 million square meters or 63% were single-family homes, and 50% of those homes …

Uruguay Owners Accepting Argentina Properties As Payment

Patrick Archer real estate, uruguay

In a new chapter of Uruguayan ingenuity to circumvent Argentine regulations, property owners in and around Punta del Este are beginning to accept Argentine properties as payment for lots, homes and condominiums. “In Punta, Owners Are Now Accepting Argentina Properties As Payment For Real Estate,” is the headline of Marcelo Gallardo’s analysis of one Uruguay property broker’s creative marketing campaign …