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April 2013

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NEW EQUITY CLUB OFFERS VINEYARD LIVING IN ARGENTINA'S FAMED MENDOZA WINE COUNTRY There are two kinds of wine enthusiasts – those who have visited the world's famed wine-producing regions and those who dream of doing so. Either kind will be keenly interested in a new club that offers value-driven, worry-free real estate ownership and privileged access to some of South America's most compelling attractions, from private vineyards to spectacular skiing, world-class polo competitions, and one of the planet's most vibrant cities. C M Y CM MY CY CMY Members of the newly launched Residence Club of Argentina own and lodge in elegant accommodations in three of the country's prime destinations: Buenos Aires, Mendoza and San Carlos de Bariloche. Additionally, Club members enjoy privileges at elite wine, golf and polo clubs. K "Our three locations are the U.S. equivalent of San Francisco, Napa Valley and Lake Tahoe," says Club developer Edward Rubio, who is also the U.S.based owner/operator of Argentina's intimate and luxurious P Hotels. "Club members enjoy a minimum six weeks of incredible vacations each year at the Club locations, and they can send family, friends or clients." At the foot of the majestic Andes near Mendoza, the 28-suite Auberge du Vin nestles within a vineyard at Tupungato Winelands, the world's first-ever wine, golf and polo country club. Polo, golf and Left: The Arelauquen Lodge in Bariloche, Argentina's recreational paradise. Center: Auberge du Vin's Malbec and Pinot Noir vineyard. Right: An elegant Club suite at the Palermo Tower, Buenos Aires. wine club memberships, with special access to wines crafted by Michel Rolland, are included with RCA membership. In Buenos Aires, P Hotels' new Palermo Tower is located in the trendy Palermo Hollywood district. The Club suites within the hotel are surrounded by world-class shopping, restaurants and nightlife. Just minutes away is the Campo Argentino de Polo, where members can witness the sport's most prestigious matches. Completing the triumvirate is the Arelauquen Lodge in Bariloche, located just 15 minutes from Cerro Catedral, South America's largest and most famous ski resort (heli-skiers depart directly from the Lodge). The Club suites afford breathtaking mountain views and overlook picturesque Lake Gutierrez and Arelauquen Golf & Country Club. RCA membership also serves as a passport to an international array of other luxury residence clubs through the Elite Alliance ( A LIMITED NUMBER OF FOUNDERS MEMBERSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE AT $49,500 To discover more about The Residence Club of Argentina, contact Membership Director Jim Wallander at 469-867-4686 or

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