Buenos Aires Tops Conde Nast Readers’ Choice Awards

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Conde Nast Traveler’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards were released this week, and Buenos Aires was named the #1 City in Central and South America as chosen by 80,000 world travelers. The Conde Nast website summarizes the Top 5 Cities in Central and South America in reverse order: 5. Antigua de Guatemala, 4. Paraty, Brazil, 3. Cartagena, Colombia, 2. Cusco, Peru …

The Summer of Strange & Super Luxury In Punta del Este

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“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. …