International tourism is on the up in Buenos Aires as an estimated 1.55 million international tourists arrived through the city’s major airports, Ezeiza International Airport (EZE) and Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (AEP), from January to October 2017.
During the 10-month period, 67,000 more tourists visited, representing a year over year increase of 4.5 percent.
The expansion in tourist visits is part of a strong cycle, with 15 months of sustained growth, a pattern not seen since before 2012. This led to a boom in the city’s hotels, including a six percent increase in occupancy from international tourists in luxury four and five-star properties.
Among the city’s newest hotels set to open this year include the Ker San Telmo and the MGallery by Sofitel. The family owned Ker Group’s latest property is San Telmo, the city’s fastest growing neighborhood, close to Puerto Madero. The hotel will open in March 2018 and will have 132 rooms, a health club with a swimming pool and spa, along with function rooms ideal for business and social events.
The MGallery by Sofitel will open during the first quarter of 2018 and will be located in the Barrio Norte area of the city. It will feature 113 rooms and will be the second AccorHotels property in the city and the 12th in Argentina.
Throughout 2018, the city will host including Art Basel from September 11 – 16 and the Summer Youth Olympic Games from October 6 – 18.