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Hotel Tonight Launches in Buenos Aires

Hotel Tonight Buenos AiresHotel Tonight, the same-day, discount hotel booking app for iPhone and Android, has just launched in Buenos Aires. I’ve used this app when staying in New York City and it worked out quite well – I saved about 45% on the regular rate for a same-day hotel booking.

Looking at their Buenos Aires offerings, they have 5 hotels for today:

  • Rendez-Vous Hotel: U$S 100
  • Prodel Hotel: U$S 90
  • Dazzler San Martin: U$S 60
  • Intercontinental: U$S 199
  • Faena: U$S 499

So, how does this compare? Well, we found these prices on Expedia:

  • Rendez-Vous Hotel: U$S 104 (3.8% discount)
  • Prodeo: N/A
  • Dazzler San Martin: U$S 85 (29% discount)
  • Intercontinental: U$S 199 (0% discount)
  • Faena: U$S 499 (0% discount)

Ok, so not an exceptional number of choices or discounts at the moment, but since they just launched I would expect the number of hotels offering same day discounts to increase in the coming weeks.

You’ll also get $25 off your first booking if you enter our referral code ( DMCCOMB4 ) under “Redeem promo code” in the app settings.

Check it out. It’s a great way to save some money on same day hotel bookings.

 

 

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Hilton Buenos Aires – 50% Off

Hilton is running a pretty amazing promotion where you can get 50% off the best rate for stays at the Waldorf Astoria, Conrad, Hilton, DoubleTree, Embassy Suites, and Hilton Grand Vacations. You can also save 30% off best available rate at Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton, Homewood Suites, and Home2 Suites.

These rates are valid for stays from December 14, 2012 – January 7, 2013, excluding December 31. You must book through their special sale site.

A quick check of their rates shows the Hilton Buenos Aires starting at only $99/night (plus 21% tax). This is a great rate for an amazing property in Puerto Madero – and it might be perfect for a romantic night out if you’re already in Buenos Aires!

Unfortunately, I checked the Conrad Punta del Este and there are no rooms available for this promotion. Still, if you or someone you know is traveling, this deal is a great way to save some big money. (The Hilton and Waldorf Astoria New York are also a ridiculously low $109/night.)

Let me know in the comments if you got a room at 50% off and where you’re going!

UPDATE: The Hilton Garden Inn Tucuman is pricing out for ARS $335/night as part of this promotion too if you fancy a trip to Tucuman.

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New Buenos Aires Condo Hotel Development

A good friend of mine has just launched his latest Buenos Aires condominium hotel development project – 4955 Charcas.

After selling out his first development project, 5865 Nicaragua, entirely in pre-sale, he has focused his attention on developing his next set of luxury condominium-hotel apartment units in Buenos Aires. These new luxury studios in Palermo Hollywood are 43 and 45 square meters in size, feature complete kitchens, high-end finish out and large American-style bathrooms. The entire building will be of a much higher construction quality than typically found in Argentina.

In addition to the high-quality construction, his project is unique in Buenos Aires in many other ways. First, these units are great investments. You can choose to have his company manage and rent the units, rent them yourself or through another company, or use the unit personally. There are also no restrictions on the time that you can personally use the unit; unlike many other similar projects. As an investment, the rate of return at only 30% occupancy could be almost 10% and at 70% occupancy you could see a 25% return. (You can get more information on their FAQ page.)

These units are also sold for a fixed-price, meaning the price you get up front is the final price. This is extremely rare in Argentina as most developers charge a lower price per square meter initially, but then have price increases built into the contract. You will then see two to three price increases before the project is complete, which means your final price is significantly higher than the initial price. Also, buying in pre-sale means that you only pay 40% down and then can make 15 interest-free payments.

Finally, they take care of all the logistics of getting the money into Argentina as well as handling taxes, getting tax id numbers, etc. Most Argentine developers require a full cash payment and it’s up to you to figure out how to get the money into the country, which is a costly and time-consuming procedure. With his business, you can pay via check or wire transfer to their US corporate account.  Since everything is done legally and “en blanco” you’ll never have any problems when you go to sell.

I can also personally vouch for their integrity and honesty. I’ve worked with them in the past, and they’ve been entirely forthcoming about every aspect of the buying and construction process. This has been in stark contrast to much of the real estate buying process I have experienced here where I saw first-hand how additional fees and assessments could be added on.

Check out their web site or email them for additional information.

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