Montevideo’s Hotel Casino Carrasco Betting On New Business Plan

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

Eighteen months after its March 2013 grand opening, the Hotel Casino Carrasco is arguably the most high-profile luxury hotel in Montevideo. While hotel occupancy is solid (62% last quarter), hotel management is working on a new business plan to drive more business to the casino. Codere, the majority shareholder of the Sofitel Montevideo Casino Carrasco & Spa, is “betting on …

Chile’s Enjoy Acquires 45% Stake In Conrad Punta del Este

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, aruba, foreign investment, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, tourism, uruguay

Casinos are big business in Uruguay, and the cash flow in the country’s most lucrative casino proved to be irresistible for one of Chile’s largest gaming companies. Santiago-based Enjoy will pay US$139.52 million to acquire a 45% ownership stake in the Conrad Punta del Este and assume control of the five-star casino currently run by Caesars Entertainment. The agreement gives …