AccorHotels has opened Hotel Santa Teresa Rio de Janeiro by MGallery by Sofitel in the heart of the bohemian Santa Teresa district of Rio de Janeiro, the group’s first MGallery by Sofitel property in the country.
Embodying the carefree spirit of the region so cherished by the local ‘Cariocas’, Hotel Santa Teresa’s 44 rooms and suites are exotically designed with features sourced from local Brazilian artists.
Spacious and soothing, each room uses a combination of warm natural materials and flooding sunlight to create a relaxing atmosphere.
Lovers of gastronomy can indulge at Térèze, an elegant restaurant ranked as one of the best hotel restaurants in Rio de Janeiro.
A cultural hub in the centre of one of Brazil’s most famous destinations, the Santa Teresa district has contributed to much of the city’s musical and artistic heritage.
Perched on a hill looking over the thriving metropolis of Rio below, the area is packed with breath-taking vistas, walls clad in graffiti bursting with colours, intact Art Deco buildings, mosaic-bedecked parks and countless other attractions.
The addition of the brand moniker MGallery by Sofitel to Hotel Santa Teresa aims not to change its soul and history, but breathe new life into the hotel through the strength of its experience in international luxury hotels.
Inspired by the local communities that make up the cosmopolitan neighbourhood of Santa Teresa, MGallery by Sofitel hopes to create and reinforce sustainable partnerships with those who have shaped it.
“We really wanted to bring the brand to Brazil, and we found the perfect opportunity in Santa Teresa.
“The “tropical chic” style fits perfectly within the MGallery spirit, much like Montmartre in Paris, due the large number of local artists and ateliers,” explained Patrick Mendes, South American chief executive of AccorHotels.
“We will bring the distribution and digital elements from the AccorHotels group, to ensure a sustainable market and harmonious development with the emblematic neighbourhood from Rio de Janeiro.”
With this most recent launch in Brazil, AccorHotels have reinforced their trust and belief in the Rio de Janeiro market, with 28 hotels now in operation and a further five to be opened by the end of 2016.