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Amy is originally from Argentina and after living in the United States for many years, returned with her husband Ray to create and run Conventillo de Lujo. Together with Amy´s sister Susanna, they have been welcoming guests from all over the world since 2006.

The Conventillo de Lujo – luxury Conventillo takes inspiration for its name from the areas where tango had its beginnings in the areas where immigrants lived as they came to Argentina to take advantage of work opportunities in the expanding agricultural sector. The conventillos were buildings that featured a common area where people would socialize from the many apartments surrounding it. Early tango flourished around these areas. Amy & Ray took this concept, added a generous helping of comfort and style and created their luxury apartments with the flavor of tango.

More about Amy & Ray….

Amy grew up in Argentina and had danced since she was a child, standing on her father's feet as he danced intricate tango steps around the room. In contrast, Ray was born in Alabama and grew up in Indiana USA , within a family religion which prohibited dancing. Ray took his first dance class in his 40´s ´´just to see what it was like´´ and hasn't stopped since. Amy and Ray met at a Saturday afternoon hustle class in Michigan USA in the 1980´s and they continued to dance ballroom. Amy competed successfully in ballroom competitions.

In 1993 Amy and Ray founded the Latin & Argentine Tango Club of Detroit and they married in 1998. Tango was virtually unknown in Michigan when the club started. Amy´s dream was to fill the dance floors of Michigan with people loving and dancing tango. Amy and Ray taught and performed tango as they developed the club over 15 years. During this time the club grew to over 350 members who are known as the Motor City Milongueros. During this time Amy and Ray trained with the masters of tango and arranged for some of them to teach at the club. They also organized group trips for club members to visit Buenos Aires to experience dancing in the birthplace of tango. As Amy and Ray organized the trips from the USA, Susana was in Argentina finding the right accommodation and trips to ensure the success. This experience inspired the idea of creating their own accommodation for visitors and they purchased the building in 2004 and remodeled it to create Conventillo de Lujo.

Amy and Ray now live full time in Buenos Aires and look forward to welcoming you to their Conventillo de Lujo.

Over the years Amy and Ray have trained with the top professional tango dancers in the world. Their knowledge and connections are invaluable as you continue your journey to improve your tango.

Some of the masters Amy and Ray have trained with:

Fabian Salas
Daniel Lapadula
Osvaldo Zotto & Lorena Ermocida
Juan Carlos Copes
Leandro Palou
Andrea Misse
Mingo & Ester Pugliese
Guillermo Merlo & Fernanda Ghi
Pepito Avellaneda
Francisco Santapa
Angel Clemente & Rosa Collantes
Carlos Gavito

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B. Matienzo 2696 ● Buenos Aires 1426, Argentina ● PH: (+5411) 4779-1294 ● make a reservation contact us