The Argentina Investment Report for April 20, 2016

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The Argentina Investment Report for April 20, 2016 By Patrick Archer BUENOS AIRES – Argentina tested the international debt waters on Monday and received offers over four times greater than the US$15 billion needed to settle with the holdouts. The news is summarized in an excellent analysis in today’s iProfesional by Mariano Jaimovich titled “The Fever for Argentine Bonds Encourages Local Operators.” …

$220 Million Expansion Announced for Conrad Punta del Este

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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 …

Hilton Worldwide Opens Luxury Boutique Hotel In Buenos Aires

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Hilton Worldwide Opens Luxury Boutique Hotel In Buenos Aires Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) today announced the opening of its first luxury boutique hotel in Buenos Aires and the first Latin American destination for its expanding collection of upscale boutique properties called Curio. The hotel, Anselmo Buenos Aires, is located in the San Telmo neighborhood in a popular area for tourists exactly five blocks …

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 …

Uruguay Estancia & Luxury Lodge On 80 Acres In Charming Carmelo

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Tuscany meets Montecito in charming Carmelo. One of Uruguay’s oldest estancias has been lovingly restored over the past decade by a California couple who transformed the property into a destination luxury lodge attracting world travelers year-round. Built in 1830, the Casa Principal features sweeping arches, 2-foot thick adobe and brick walls, fine antiques, a large living room with custom-made fireplace …