The ‘Paris of South America’, Buenos Aires, is set to receive a boost this year as a new daily non-stop service from London, operated by British Airways, will start from 27 March.
Previously BA flights to the capital of Argentina involved a connection in Sao Paulo but due to passenger demand a new direct flight will be introduced making it even easier to reach South America’s second largest metropolitan area. In the decade since the economic crisis of 2001, Argentina has worked hard to establish economic prosperity, boasting five straight years of 9% GDP growth through 2007 and impressive GDP of 8% for 2010.
The nation’s booming economy, primarily based on agricultural and natural resource exports, manufacturing and telecommunications has attracted significant levels of foreign direct investment. Labelled by the Financial Times as ‘China’s New Investment Frontier’, Argentina has seen levels of Chinese investment go from millions to US$ 2.45 billion in the last decade.
In addition the tourism sector is also rapidly expanding; the Argentine Ministry of Tourism expected more than five million foreigners to visit the country in 2010, 15.5% more than in 2009, generating revenue of US$470 billion.
This increase in tourism numbers is in turn having a positive effect on Argentina’s housing market. Identified as a: ‘future high growth luxury residential market’ by the Knight Frank Global Property Wealth Survey 2010 and one of the ‘most favourable destinations’ for hotel investment in 2011 by Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels, Argentina offers a wealth of opportunity both for domestic and international property buyers.
Demand for high quality accommodation around Buenos Aires is particularly high with country clubs proving popular, both as retreats for city workers but also permanent residences in their own right. Offering the best of both worlds, country clubs such as the 5-star Camino Real Polo & Country Club located just 35 minutes from Buenos Aires, allow residents to enjoy the true Argentinian countryside, first class on-site amenities and easy access to the city for work.
As Steven Worboys, MD of Experience International, which is exclusively marketing the hotel suites available at Camino Real, comments: “Investing in aparthotels remains a popular choice for investors due to the high returns available and hassle-free management. Combining this booming asset class with a growing economy such as Argentina is surely a recipe for success.”
Hotel suites at the 5-star Las Rosas Hotel at Camino Real are selling fast. Set within the 770 acre Polo & Country Club, lake view hotel suites are available from £87,500 with up to 18.8% projected NET rental yield. Sixty per cent, 10-year non-status developer finance is also available along with two weeks annual stay with free polo lessons.
For more information on investing in Argentina and the Las Rosas aparthotel contact the experts at Experience International on +44 (0) 207 321 5858 or visit www.experience-international.com
A 5-star boutique Apartment Hotel is set within 770 acres of beautiful Argentinean countryside, close to the cosmopolitan capital, Buenos Aires. The Hotel is set in a lakeside location and offers owners and visitors use of a swimming pool and spa, bar and restaurant, children’s playground, lounge and games room, water sports, gym ad conferencing facilities.
The Resort also boasts a Club House with further restaurant, swimming pool, concierge services, tennis courts, football pitches and spa and, of course, fabulous polo facilities including an equestrian school and livery stables, three polo fields and the Equestrian Club House.
With occupancy rates forecast at 90% by Year Four and up to 18.8% project net rental income, Lаs Rosas presents a high yielding, hassle-free property in Argentina with a viable exit strategy – the established local market. Part of the luxury lifestyle resort of the Camino Real Polo & Country Club, each Hotel Apartment is part of the 20-room luxury boutique hotel and will be delivered fully furnished to a very high standard. The apartments are priced from £87,500.
For more information contact Experience International on +44 (0)207 321 5858 or visit www.experience-international.com.