$220 Million Expansion Announced for Conrad Punta del Este

Patrick Archer competitiveness, creative class, foreign investment, hotels & casinos, real estate, tourism, uruguay

The most high-profile hotel and casino complex in Punta del Este is about to double-down on that profile…actually quadruple-down when you count the number of new hotel rooms. This week Chile’s Enjoy investment group announced plans to build three additional towers around the existing Y-shaped tower which first opened to the public in 1997 with a total of 294 guest rooms and …

JPMorgan Chase Announces Global Service Center In Buenos Aires

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JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) yesterday announced the opening of a new global service center in Buenos Aires pointing to several positive factors like cheap real estate, a convenient time zone and a highly skilled labor force which helped the Argentine megacity trump other South American metros like Bogota, Santiago and São Paulo. JPMorgan Opening A Regional Center With 1,000 Professionals is the headline of Javier …

Buenos Aires Taxi Drivers, Industry Divided Over Mobile Apps

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Buenos Aires residents and visitors are the beneficiaries of a new wave of technology designed to make calling a taxi easier, faster and more transparent. And while many Buenos Aires taxi drivers have been early adopters of mobile apps, the industry they work for is not exactly giving new technology un abrazo grande. The Complicated Relationship Between Buenos Aires Taxi Drivers …

14-Key Furnished Boutique Hotel For Sale In Buenos Aires

Patrick Archer creative class, foreign investment, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, real estate

This boutique hotel for sale in Buenos Aires is certain to capture the interest of the most discerning foreign investors. For starters, the building is an historic landmark with a prime downtown location mere blocks from the world-famous Obelisco and Avenida 9 de Julio. This former residence of a well-known Buenos Aires writer and poet was painstakingly restored by a European investor …

Las Cañitas Neighborhood Grows Up As The Nightlife Moves Out

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The popular Buenos Aires neighborhood of Las Cañitas is taking on more of a family feel as bars, boliches and restaurants leave the barrio once known for its culinary offerings and upscale nightlife. “Las Cañitas in Palermo used to be a required destination when choosing a complete outing including cocktails, dinner and a fashionable nightclub. Everything is so close, often …