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Arena Maipú: Las Vegas in ArgentinaPablo EtcheversPablo Etchevers
Maipú has always been known as one of the most thriving cities in the Province of Mendoza. The first wineries that made this area and its wines famous worldwide have been settling down there ever since its foundation in the late 1800s.
An unusual construction, surrounded by palm trees in the best Miami style, unveils a novel casino-hotel resort named Arena Maipú –Casino Resort which reminds everyone of well-famed Las Vegas.
The point is that today this huge venue, which includes a hotel and casino open 24/7, gym, spa, disco, restaurants, pubs, conventions center and stadium seating four thousand people, is one of the major tourist attractions in Mendoza.
With an investment of 65 million Dollars, this singular resort is located on the corner of Paso Street (Emilio Civit) and Maza Street in the District of Maipú (in the zero kilometer marker on the Wine Road) and just 12 minutes away from the City of Mendoza.
Arena Maipú is an undertaking that occupies 42,000 square meters, including an underground parking lot for 500 vehicles and another parking space for 160. This is an entertainment center that offers various proposals and areas, divided into several units, capable of satisfying all tastes at the same time.
This is an unprecedented project in Argentina, capable of integrating a hotel, a casino, several restaurants, a disco and a stadium with cutting-edge technology.
“It is a concept that, in addition to the casino, aims at shows and entertainment in general. Its comparative advantages include entertainment for almost one million people and it will join the tourist offer presented by the province today, along with the Wine Road”, said one of the general managers of the project during its inauguration.
The Hotel, a Cult to Good Wine
Arena Maipú houses one of the most beautiful boutique hotels in the country: the Esplendor. Named Esplendor Mendoza, this 8,000-square-meter superior four-star is run by the Fën chain.
It has 118 exclusive rooms distributed into six levels: 18 of them are VIP suites with maximum luxury, there are 8 master suites with terraces overlooking the mountain range and 5 rooms on the first floor that open up onto the garden. In addition to all this, common spaces include a restaurant, outdoor grill, spa with heated swimming-pool, solarium and gym.
With details and areas that make reference to wine and the region of Cuyo everywhere, the Esplendor Mendoza offers a global proposal for all customers (single, couples or family) to enjoy leisure and amusement. Innovative services such as its ample Caribbean swimming-pool surrounded by palm-trees (unique in the province) with whirlpools, another indoor pool and spacious gardens that overlook the mountain range from various panoramic viewpoints complete the facilities.
Inside the hotel there is an exclusive spa and an indoor 25-meter-long Olympic swimming-pool with four lanes for sport swimming. Next to it, an incredible outdoor solarium with hot tub, a massage area, a sauna, a gym and a hair stylist are part of the services available.
A Tourist Attraction Itself
In general, casinos are known at night, when the glamorous dresses and the elegant suits are perfectly combined with darkness and the stars. But casinos happen to be magical also during the day and this may be observed at all times inside Arena Maipú as hours pass.
The casino features a 1,485-square-meter area for games, with a water body that includes important cascades and colorful lights that provide a kind of glow that gains prominence.
This is a luxurious venue in the best Las Vegas style, with 480 slots machines,
40 electronic roulettes and 11 tables (5 roulettes and 6 card tables including Black Jack, poker and baccarat).
Ideal to visit without haste and specially thought to offer amusement round the clock and year round, Arena Maipú – Casino Resort has come to stay and to turn Mendoza, the province producing the best malbec in the world, into the most significant tourist destination in Argentina.