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 …

VanityBA: Beware The Seductive Gaming Powers Of The Conrad Angels

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, creative class, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, vanityba, wine & vineyards

Yes, the Conrad Angels are a thing, and apparently they were the most remarkable thing to hit Mendoza during this month’s 2014 Wine Harvest Celebrations. “The Conrad Angels Revolutionized Mendoza” is the headline in today’s society section of MDZ Online which explains the marketing promotion by Chile’s Enjoy which created this elite smiling force from hundreds of aspiring Southern Cone …

Uruguay Opens Casino College to Support Gaming Growth

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, tourism, uruguay

From Argentines to Brazilians to North Americans, casinos have always been a major attraction for gaming-minded visitors to Uruguay. Now with some Punta del Este casinos doing more business than their Vegas counterparts and a high-profile Montevideo casino on the verge of opening this year, Uruguay is taking a novel approach to finding and grooming future croupiers. The Casino College recently …

New Casino Comes To Uruguay/Brazil Border In Rivera

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

Anytime we raise the issue of Uruguay casinos, it usually has something to do with the glitz and glamour of Punta del Este. Sure, coastal casinos like the Conrad are high-profile moneymakers, but what about the rest of Uruguay? Not unlike the trend we are seeing with real estate developers and franchise owners in Argentina, the smart money in Uruguay …