Category: Argentina

2008 Best of Wine Tourism award winners

2008 Best of Wine Tourism award winners

The 2008 Best of Wine Tourism award winners are: Bilbao-Rioja (Architecture, Parks & Gardens) Marques de Riscal Bordeaux (Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences) Planète Bordeaux Cape Town (Arts & Culture) Vergelegen Florence (Accommodation) Castello di Meleto Mendoza (Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences) Familia Zuccardi Melbourne (Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences) Victorian Alps Winery Porto (Art & Culture) The […]

The most popular destinations for adventure travellers?

The most popular destinations for adventure travellers?

iExplore, named the Best Adventure Travel Website by Forbes Magazine and Travel + Leisure, has announced a list of top 10 world travel destinations as determined by purchases made by adventure and experiential travellers.   Egypt retains its number one spot, but South Africa jumps to the number 2 spot (from 19th position the year […]

Top 10 resorts for crowd-free skiing

Top 10 resorts for crowd-free skiing

Want to go on a skiing holiday but avoid the hordes of people with similar intentions? Then The Guardian has just the article for you. They identify the following locations as the best places to take to the slopes  if you want to avoid the crowds: Alta, Utah, USA Big Sky, Montana, USA Cortina, Italy […]

Starwood to open first St. Regis in South America

Come  2010 Argentina will be home to the first St. Regis in South America. The St. Regis Hotel & Residences, Buenos Aires will have 160 guest rooms and suites, as well as residences. The news follows recent announcements that St. Regis properties will also be opening in Mexico City, Punta Mita and Costa Rica.

Interview with Romina Cambiasso of Las Balsas

Interview with Romina Cambiasso of Las Balsas

Romina Cambiasso is General Manager of Las Balsas in Patagonia, Argentina. Born in Buenos Aires, she majored in Tourism and has extensive experience in the industry, including posts at Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, The Aryaduta Jakarta  and Iguazu Grand Hotel Resort & Casino, among others, prior to moving to Las Balsas. What is it that […]

Interview with Ala Osmond of Exeter International

Interview with Ala Osmond of Exeter International

Ala Osmond is Managing Director of Exeter International,  a recognized leader in upscale luxury travel to Eastern Europe and Russia and one of the few companies listed on both Condé Nast Traveler’s and Travel + Leisure’s list of top travel specialists for Russia travel as well as Eastern Europe. What is it that  you do […]

Interview with Nicolas Peluffo of Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort

Interview with Nicolas Peluffo of Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort

Nicolas Peluffo is General Director of Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort, located in the beautiful Santa Catarina province of Brazil, 45 minutes from Florianopolis airport.   It is a Relais & Chateaux member and a Virtuoso Preferred Hotel. What is it that  you do exactly? I am obsessed about my work and a bit of […]

Best new business hotels of 2006

Best new business hotels of 2006

In a review of the new business hotels that have debuted in 2006, Forbes’ Sophia Banay gives her pick of the best: Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel de Rome, Berlin InterContinental Boston The James Chicago Hotel The London NYC Mandarin Oriental, Prague Palacio Duhau-Park Hyatt Buenos Aires The Ritz-Carlton Beijing Financial Street Traders Hotel, Kuala […]

South America by private jet

South America by private jet

Later this month, a small group of travellers will embark on an incredible 22-day journey across South America with Abercrombie & Kent, by private jet.  In  return for  $44,000 per person, you’ll depart Miami heading for Panama where you’ll board your private jet for the first time. The trip includes helicopter rides over rainforest, freshwater […]

Patios de Cafayate Hotel & Spa, Cafayate, Argentina

Patios de Cafayate Hotel & Spa, Cafayate, Argentina

The Patios de Cafayate Hotel & Spa, situated in the heart of the Calchaquíes Valley, is running a Luxury Romance package where you can leap into a world beyond your imagination blending romance and elegance. As well as luxury accommodation, you’ll enjoy Champagne and flowers upon arrival and  a daily breakfast for two at their […]

Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt opens in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt opens in Buenos Aires, Argentina

The long-awaited  Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt has finally opened in Buenos Aires. Their website currently  states that you can enjoy their introductory offer for a limited time period until 31st August 2006. The rate is apparently per room per night excluding service charges and taxes, but they neglect to tell you what the rate is! […]

The Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires

The Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires

The Alvear Palace Hotel stands in the heart of the Recoleta of Buenos Aires, a refined quarter with ample parks, wide avenues and elegant architecture. The best restaurants, coffee stores, antique shops and boutiques of Argentina’s capital city are found in this area, as well as some of the most important museums and cultural centers. […]

New rooms at Llao Llao Hotel & Resort, Argentina

New rooms at Llao Llao Hotel & Resort, Argentina

Llao Llao Hotel & Resort, & Golf Spa, is making progress with the construction of 42 new rooms with stunning views of Moreno Lake and Mount Tronador. The work began a year ago and is expected to finish in March 2007. Construction is taking place outside the main hotel building so service continues as normal.

Top 10 World's Most Romantic Luxury Hideaways

Top 10 World’s Most Romantic Luxury Hideaways

Luxury Travel Magazine  has unveiled what they regard to the be the Top 10 World’s Most Romantic Luxury Hideaways. The hotels that make the list are sublime escapes in pristine surroundings offering unparalleled seclusion for romance. The top ten are: Villa Le Scale, Capri, Italy Ponta Dos Ganchos, Brazil Dunton Hot Springs, Colorado Hosteria Las […]

SeaDream I South American itinerary

SeaDream I South American itinerary

The boutique SeaDream I – the world’s highest ranked cruise ship – will be running itineraries in South America from November 2006. The two 9-night itineraries have just been announced by SeaDream Yacht Club and will cover Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina.  Be sure to plan ahead if you wish to go on the  February 2007 […]