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Literary Talks Cycle at Conrad

At full stage Tete Coustarot and Martin Lousteau opened the literary discussions cycle taking place every summer in Conrad Punta del Este. The more than 550 people listened to ex-Argentine Economy Minister comments on the book “The Turn of the economy,” he wrote with journalist Sebastian Campanario.

Moderated by Tete Coustarot, the lecture lasted for an hour and a half and ended with a book signing by the author.

The schedule continues with attractive presentations:

Tuesday January 15
Federico Andahazi presents his novel “The Book of forbidden pleasures.” Tete Coustarot moderates, Rio Salon, 20:00. Access by invitation Punta Books-Books Shopping Mall

Tuesday January 22
Rabbi Sergio Bergman presents his book “Kabbalah, a GPS for the soul.” Tete Coustarot moderates, Rio Salon, 20:00. Access by invitation Punta Books-Books Shopping Mall

Thursday January 24
Agost Sebastian Carreno presents his book “Cooking for Coco.” Maria Ines Machiñena moderates, Rio Salon, 20:00. Access by invitation Punta Books-Books Shopping Mall

Tuesday January 29
Gabriela Arias Uriburu presents his book “Links”. Tete Coustarot moderates, Rio Salon, 20:00. Access by invitation Punta Books-Books Shopping Mall

Tuesday February 5
Jorge Asis presents his book “Wild Tulips in rose water.” Tete Coustarot moderates, Rio Salon, 20:00. Access by invitation Punta Books-Books Shopping Mall

Wednesday 13 February
Juliana Lopez May shares cooking secrets. Maria Ines Machiñena moderates, Rio Salon, 20:00. Access by invitation Punta Books-Books Shopping Mall

Thursday February 14
Gabriel Rolon presents his book “Encounters”. Presents: Malena Rolon, lounge Rio de Janeiro, 20:00. Access by invitation Punta Books-Books Shopping Mall

Saturday February 16
Diego Fischer presents his book on China Zorrilla “I applaud”, living in Rio de Janeiro, 20:00. Access by invitation Punta Books-Books Shopping Mall

Wednesday 20 February
Felipe Pigna presents his book “Evita”, living in Rio de Janeiro, 20:00. Access by invitation Punta Books-Books Shopping Mall


Fluo Party for Conrad Season Opening

Bright colors, great music, delicious food, and deployment of many famous beauties of the region is the summary of what was the Season Opening Party 2013 which gave Conrad Punta del Este Resort & Casino to 1500 guests.

In line with the design of digital invitation for the party, intense fluorescent colors, as this sets the trend of summer decorating excelled in the classroom and on details of the dress of the guests who joined the party led by a walkway at the foot of the steps of the hall of the resort Punta del Este. At the end of the three cylindrical structures hid fringed silk mode stunning girls cages.

The decoration of the photo opportunities and the back of the stage was inspired by the work of artist Piet Mondrian. The original resin furniture and ultramodern designs lit with light. Livings Whites led drinks and bars completed the staging of Raul Almandos.

Famous guests

Among the figures were Mexican actors Marcelo Cordoba and Mariana Seoane,

Argentina: Zaira Nara, Dolores Barreiro and Matías Camisani, Nicole Neumann and Nacho Herrero, Soledad Ainesa, Karina Jelinek, Lucho Avilés, Myriam Bunin, Teresa Calandra, Gabriel Corrado, Ari Paluch, Cecilia Zuberbühler, Ricky Sarkany, Carlos Di Domenico, Tete Coustarot;

Brazil: the TV host and model Amanda loam Caroline Bittencourt;

Chile: the models Adriana Barrientos and Jennifer Mayani;

Uruguay: Juliet and Ruben Rada, the U.S. ambassador in Uruguay Julissa Reynoso, musician Nicholas Ibarburu, the athlete Deborah Rodriguez, Giannina Silva, Sergio Puglia, Clarisa Abreu, designers Paul Suarez and Nicolas Osano, actors Adriana da Silva Nacho and Cardozo, the conductive tv Flavia Pintos and Claudia Galvan, Steffi Rauhut, Charles House and his staff of top models Uruguayan.

Uruguayan star debut

It was the perfect night for the debut of the top winners of the contest “Conrad looks for his star.” Mariana Zunino opened the show with the song “Diamonds” by Rihanna, Victoria Brugger sang “One Love” by David Guetta and Estelle, while Fernanda Gimenez winner wowed audiences with “Mercy” by Duffy. Juan José Cerviño put his share romance with “And there was someone” of Marc Anthony.

“Conrad Angels” 2013

The evening also served as a snap of the contest “Conrad Angels” that two years ago looking for three girls with beauty, charm and charisma to encourage the promotion of the casino in the summer and to represent the Conrad brand in fashion shows, parties and the most exclusive events of the season at Spa.

Sculptural Twelve finalists Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay deployed beauty and glamor on the catwalk in bikinis and fancy outfits.

by Argentina: Sofia Savoy, Rocio Robles, Macarena Pineta, Juliana Kawka, Brenda Gonzalez and Natacha Eguia;

Brazil: Karin Silva, Brunna Bagnariolli, Gianny Gianini, Marylia Bernhardt, Pamela Di Pierri Gonzaga and Aline;

by Uruguay: Alexandra Grossi, Cynthia Amorim Romaso Lorena, Gabriela Marichal, Analía Maino and Paula Wedge.

Zaira Nara and Ricky Sarkany were charged with driving while Coustarot Tete, Gabriel Corrado, Conrad executives Jorge Serna (VP and GM) and Silvina Luna (Director of Marketing), Carlos Di Domenico and Brazilian TV host Amanda loam elegió formed the jury that the three angels this year: Natacha Eguia (AR), Marylia Bernardt (BR) and Lorena Romaso (UY).


The magnificent buffet included, among other delights: marinated salmon thai spoon, mini pita with prosciutto and goat cheese, avocado shot with ceviche, shrimp breaded, mini vol-au-vent of seafood, steak with mushrooms in phyllo.

Presented in seasons, the hot dishes were chorizo steak with herb crust, chicken and pork tacos, quinoa with vegetables and pasta with shrimp. The tempting treats were frozen by Freddo Conrad and mini desserts served in individual dishes acetate: warm red fruits accompanied with choclate and almond cake, chocolate dessert and orange, passion fruit and coconut cheesecake.

As has become a classic of this holiday, the draw was made for journalists passages LAN-TAM, GOL and BQB to attractive parts of the region while Silvina Luna, the resort’s marketing director, said part of the busy schedule of shows Conrad and proposals offered this season 2013.

Punta Alive 2013

PUNTA ALIVE On the Beach, is declared of Tourist Interest by the Ministry of Tourism and the Uruguayan Chamber of Tourism of departmental interest by the Municipality of Maldonado, and Municipal Interest by the City of Punta del Este. It consists of a series of shows with an interdisciplinary staging dynamic and edgy, on the sands of two recognized hostels located on the brava beach in Punta del Este.

Featured Uruguayans Djs like JAVIER MISA, PAOLA Dalto and Fernando Picon, vibrate the next 6 to 19 January 17 to 20 hours, on stage at the Ocean Beach Club and Mantra, respectively.

Each staging will have a unique identity, with performances by broadening the scope and scenic attraction. Proposals will integrate design apparel, accessories and footwear, made by top emerging brands and design schools recognized trendsetter hand designers entering the market. Proposals for makeup and hair will also present live demonstrations.

The venture adds to the campaign for a Sustainable Uruguay, as it seeks to cooperate with the awareness of environmental care and resources through educational messages and information that will be provided to the general public.

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Roberto Giordano Fashion Show suspended

Although this year seemed like the return of the traditional parades Roberto Giordano to Punta del Este, a new cancellation came in today.

Due to problems with the Uruguayan DGI was decided to postpone the parade until unknown date. Meanwhile, Barber suffered a stress peak and a diagnosis of angor following this news.

Let’s wait to see if the date is rescheduled this event.

Jazz International Festival 2013

From 3 to 6 January will be held the 17th edition of the International Festival of Jazz in Punta del Este.

This outstanding event held every year at Finca El Sosiego will feature jazz artists from around the world.

Tickets are on sale at the Music Palace of Punta Shopping or at El Sosiego. The cost of it is than $100 per day per person.

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End of Year Parties at Punta del Este

  • End of year at L’Incanto. Broadway Celebration. Santiago Strata Live Show
  • Thematic end of year Party at Conrad Hotel. Only for clientes.
  • Sun Temple end of Year Party. Ra’s House of Antique Egycpians receive year 2013 at Mantra Resort.
  • Reveillon La Fiesta Punta in the sands of Hotel Serena. Hottest party in Punta,  “Le Cabaret” is the theme.
  • Exclusive end of year Party at Laguna Escondida, with atracciones such as Lulu Santos and her Banda. Gastronomy from L’Bourgogne.
  • Jack Daniels Box Party II, in front of arroyo Maldonado in La Barra.
  • Mega Fiesta la Fontana, in La Fontana, Ruta 10, Km 174.
  • Punta After Party in Tommy Bistro Beach Club.

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Milo Lockett exhibition in Grillo Arte

The traditional gallery in Punta del Este will show exhibitions of Milo Lockett, Hoffmann and Felipe Eduardo Giménez.

As for already several years, GrilloArte opens the summer season in Punta del Este outstanding artistic offerings, in what promises to be one of the more attractive events in the Uruguayan city. The gallery, which has more than 500 square meters of exhibition and is located in the heart of the peninsula, will present the works of three protagonists of the contemporary cultural scene.

Those in Punta between December 28 and January 11 will enjoy the work of talented Milo Lockett, undisputed figure of plastic art, internationally recognized, exhibiting its innovative pieces and colorful production. The opening will be on 28 December at 20.30hs.

As pre opening of this important proposal on 27 December at 21h, Lockett will be giving a talk and painting live in the gallery.

Meanwhile, from 20 January until 4 February, will showcase the work of Eduardo Mendoza Hoffmann, world renowned painter, who has presented his works in major international art fairs, exhibits for the first time in gallery.

Finally, between 4 and February 15 will present the work of Felipe Gimenez, psychologist turned artist, owner of a clear perception and powerful, as his pieces. Over the past eight years GrilloArte GrilloArte is the largest art space in the peninsula of Punta del Este. Located in the center where the most exclusive shops, is a meeting point and maintains a constant flow of visitors throughout the season.

The gallery is home to over 50 artists and internationally renowned. GrilloArte is a modern exhibition center, has eight rooms for simultaneous solo exhibitions, sculpture courtyards, large back room, and audio-visual room. GrilloArte has become imperative Cultural Tour in Punta del Este and is a reference for collectors, decorators, art dealers and art lovers.

Conrad Seeking for its Star

Gasco Claudia was awarded by the Association “Les Clefs d’Or” in a ceremony held at the Park Tower in Buenos Aires. After passing an exam with excellent results, Claudia, who plays roles in Conrad Punta del Este Resort & Casino since 1996, received the keys golden hands of Mario Morelli, president of “Les Clefs d’Or Argentina”.

In July 2010 Claudia attended the 16th Pan American Congress Concierges the association first held in South America and had the opportunity to meet colleagues from across the continent. Recently, she was honored with the golden keys that stands proudly on the lapels of his uniform.

Thus, now Uruguay is part of the International Association of Concierges palaces, while Argentina does since 2008 with 40 members.

More information on this recognition

Conrad Seeks for It’s Star

The stage of Conrad Punta del Este Resort & Casino is preparing to welcome the 12 finalists of the contest “Conrad looks for his star” in the grand gala on Friday October 19 at 21:00 between the maximum winner who will be awarded a contract performance in the most exclusive entertainment center in Latin America.

Broadcast live on Channel Eleven of Punta del Este, is an extraordinary sight on a tour of different genres and authors in a bid to Conrad to discover and promote talented Uruguayan hundred percent.

The 12 finalists will compete for the top three of which only one will be awarded a contract action in Conrad. Difficult task for the jury of the actress Victoria Onetto Argentina, Uruguayan Alvaro Navia actor and musician Raul Medina.

The road to the final gala
Of the 100 enrolled from various parts of the country and with an average age of 28 years, were selected 24 that showed their artistic talents in the two previous galas. Treated the same way as the big stars who have passed through the stage of Conrad, participants were prepared in the dressing rooms of the theater next to Copacabana Hotel entertainment staff to refine details of sound and lighting, and were attended by a team of makeup artists and hairdressers.

No doubt it will be another evening full of excellent performances and humor by famous actors of the jury and the unique pairing of Karina Valverde Vignola and Gaspar, drivers spectacles.

The finalists:
Victoria Gomez (Montevideo, pop)
Juan Jose Cervino (Montevideo, salsa)
Cristian Medina (Minas, tango)
Fernanda Gimenez (Montevideo, pop)
Victoria Brugger (Montevideo, pop)
Tamara Mesa (San Jose, lyric)
Alejandro Ginares (Piriapolis, lyric)
Yandira Castro (Minas, pop)
Mariana Zunino (Montevideo, ballad)
Yessica Agustoni (Montevideo, ballad)
Gabriel Arce (Maldonado, salsa)
Cristina Giordano (San Carlos, pop)

We invite the public to enjoy the gala final contest and encourage their favorite candidate on Friday October 19 at 21:00. Free and open access, the invitations for the event may be withdrawn from Thursday 17 at Casino Promotions Center.