Conrad Punta del Este Gambles On Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

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

The best known casino in the Southern Cone is embarking on a US$20 million renovation in hopes of luring more high rollers from other corners of South America now that the economy is slowing, inflation is rising and the real is weakening in Brazil. Chile’s Enjoy acquired a 45% stake in the Conrad Resort & Casino Punta del Este late …

Belgrano, Colegiales, Nuñez Top BA Barrio Economic Ranking

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, competitiveness, real estate

The Buenos Aires trio of Belgrano, Colegiales and Nunez (BCN) came out on top of a citywide ranking of BA barrios based on a variety of economic and quality of life factors. La Nacion’s annual household survey ranks neighborhoods from 1 to 10 on factors like education, employment, health care coverage and infrastructure. The residents of Comuna 13 which includes Belgrano, …

VanityBA: Gorgeous Uruguay Lands On The Cover of Vogue

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, lifestyle, uruguay, vanityba

In the world of fashion, you know you’ve made it when you land on the cover of Vogue, so the new issue is some serious Manhattan validation for one gorgeous rising star…Uruguay. Vogue chose Uruguay as the background for the May issue with celebrated fashion photographer Mario Testino capturing the natural beauty of Uruguay, a polo match, the rolling hills …

Marriott Plaza Buenos Aires Acquired Amid Luxury Slowdown

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, foreign investment, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, us companies

It’s one of the most historic landmarks in Argentina and has played the role of Buenos Aires host to Teddy Roosevelt, Walt Disney, Indira Gandhi, Luciano Pavarotti and Louis Armstrong among others. And now new ownership is planning to pump millions into a complete renovation of the turn-of-the-century gem between Calle Florida and the Plaza San Martin. The Plaza Hotel first …

Sofitel Casino Carrasco Opens A New Chapter of Luxury In Montevideo

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

The highly anticipated re-opening of one of Montevideo’s most beautiful landmarks finally took place last evening, a historic event symbolizing triumph over adversity and the undeniable appeal of Uruguay for foreign investors. On a beautiful Thursday evening in Carrasco, hundreds of invited guests, foreign dignitaries and proud Montevideanos gathered at the hotel’s entrance enjoying the sounds of the Philharmonic, champagne …