First Luxury Social Networks in South America Attracting Luxe Lovers in Brazil

Patrick Archer hotels & casinos, lifestyle, technology, tourism

Lifestyle social networks have been effective tools for creating online private membership clubs or invitation-only environments where members receive insider information and significant discounts on luxury travel. While membership on these sites has focused heavily on the U.S. (Jetsetter, UrbanDaddy) and Europe (A Small World, Quintessentially), it seems South America wants access to the VIP lounge. Not surprisingly, party and …

Abandoned Punta del Este Hotel Sells For $10 Million

Patrick Archer foreign investment, hotels & casinos, real estate, uruguay

An abandoned high-rise on Punta del Este’s main drag will be reincarnated thanks to an investor group led by local architect Vito Atijas. Marcelo Gallardo of El Pais says the 17-story property which many locals and visitors remember as the Melia Hotel Punta del Este was purchased for US$10 million. The sale includes the hotel and the adjacent commercial properties …

First Hotel Fasano Opens in Punta del Este

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

Among the many new luxury developments unveiled this summer season in Punta del Este, the debut of Brazilian developer JHSF’s first property in Uruguay was one of the most anticipated. The Hotel Fasano Las Piedras officially opened in December and the grand opening buzz carried over into January during the height of the Summer Season. Las Piedras is emblematic of …