Off to Argentina this evening!

Off to Argentina this evening!

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And finally I get to hit that sixth continent, if only for a long weekend.

I was invited down to Mendoza, Argentina this weekend for the Masters of Food & Wine Event. The event is sponsored by Park Hyatt and American Airlines, and they were generous enough to take care of my hotel and airfare. So this evening I’ll be flying American Airlines down to Buenos Aires and then onwards to Mendoza, where I’ll be spending a few nights at the beautiful Park Hyatt Mendoza.

I’m not meaning to rub it in, but it looks like it’ll be 65-75 degrees Fahrenheit down there this weekend… 😉

Of course I’ll have plenty of updates and a detailed trip report when I return. And don’t fret, in the meantime I promise I’ll finish posting my Qatar trip report.

I know it’s a long shot, but anyone else going to be down there?

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  1. Nybanker Guest

    What did you do to warrant the comped trip? Was this because of the blog...new AA activity...or from hyatt?

  2. johosofat Guest

    65-70 degrees! Almost as nice as California ;)

  3. Senorric Guest

    Lucky,
    You will probably have to take Ezeiza Taxi from EZE to Jorge Newberry Aeroparque for the flight to Mendoza. We were in Mendoza and inside the Park Hyatt Casino 3 years ago. You should enjoy it very much. As a side note, we just got back from Bs.As. 3 weeks ago after spending 45 days there living as ex-pats. Have a great trip!

  4. worldtraveller2 Guest

    Can't wait to hear about it. I have been to BA and Mendoza, but not at the PARK HYATT, I am a starwood gal, but it should be fun! will read the trip report! have fun!

  5. Simon Member

    Nice gig Ben - good for you! Look forward to the TR.

  6. lucky OMAAT

    @ Despina -- They did, thankfully!

    @ Brad -- It doesn't, though you can bet I'm not complaining. It booked into "U" and "Z" (American's award buckets).

    @ aly -- Look forward to meeting you!

    @ Simon -- Truth be told, as far as I know, nothing. They asked me whether I was interested in going, I said "sure," and that was that (more or less). I assume they want me to write about it, though I don't have any explicit "obligations" (as far as I know, as of now).

  7. Jay Guest

    Sounds awesome!!!

    Lets just hope that TSA doesn't ruin the trip by asking your name at security!

  8. Marcus Guest

    Will you take a double bump if given the opportunity? :)

  9. mark Guest

    Can't wait to read all of your complaints. ;)

  10. Simon Member

    What are your commitments/obligations during your time there (specific to the event)?

  11. aly Guest

    i'll be there -going with Hyatt too!!! excited to meet you!

  12. Kevin Guest

    He's not going to get miles for a free flight, but doesn't sound like a bad gig in any case

  13. Brad Guest

    And most importantly, does this trip down to Mendoza via EZE count towards your Exec Plat challenge even though AA is picking up the tab? Talk about a sweet mileage run if it is!

    ¡Buena suerte mi amigo!

  14. Michael Guest

    Congrats!

    I was tempted but didn't have my airfare and hotels comped.

    Always wanted to try the greatest Malbec Wine ever rated: 98 points by Parker:

    2004 Bodegas Catena Zapata Catena Malbec Argentino Vineyard

    Have a great time!

  15. Despina Guest

    @Lucky, I hope you have a wonderful time, and be sure to try some of the wonderful Argentinian red wines. I hope that AA splurged for Business Class :).

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Nybanker Guest

What did you do to warrant the comped trip? Was this because of the blog...new AA activity...or from hyatt?

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johosofat Guest

65-70 degrees! Almost as nice as California ;)

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Senorric Guest

Lucky, You will probably have to take Ezeiza Taxi from EZE to Jorge Newberry Aeroparque for the flight to Mendoza. We were in Mendoza and inside the Park Hyatt Casino 3 years ago. You should enjoy it very much. As a side note, we just got back from Bs.As. 3 weeks ago after spending 45 days there living as ex-pats. Have a great trip!

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