Marriott International is debuting its aspirational independent hotels and resorts brand, Tribute Portfolio, in Latin America. By December 2016, the brand will add two independent hotels to its portfolio in Argentina’s most sought-after regions. Arelauquen Lodge, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, will be debut in Patagonia, near the world’s end, with vast landscapes of lakes and mountains, while Auberge du Vin, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, will be located in the heart of Argentina’s wine country.
Making its much-anticipated debut in September 2016, YOO Hotels & Resorts is launching the group’s first property under the cool, social, urban Yoo2 brand in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Designed by the acclaimed YOO Design Studio based in London, the 143 room-and-suite Yoo2 Rio de Janeiro will connect Rio’s local soul with cutting-edge design.
Radisson Blu has opened its first location in Chile. The opening of the Radisson Blu Santiago La Dehesa follows Radisson Blu Sao Paulo and Radisson Blu Belo Horizonte, Savassi in Brazil, which opened earlier this year.
The highly-anticipated 225-room AC Hotel Rio de Janeiro Porto Maravilha and the 378-room AC Hotel Rio de Janeiro Barra da Tijuca, have opened their doors, inviting guests to experience Brazil’s newest class of lifestyle hotels. Ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, AC Hotels by Marriott celebrates the beauty of classic modern design with its European soul and Spanish roots, borne from the signature vision of renowned hotelier Antonio Catalan, who founded the brand in 1998.
Hilton Worldwide will more than double its presence in Peru over the next three years with the development of seven new properties across four brands: Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton and Hampton by Hilton. These new deals underscore the company’s rapid growth and momentum in Latin America, where Hilton Worldwide has been aggressively expanding, now with more than 90 hotels and 15,500 rooms open and welcoming guests across the region.
The land of emeralds has a new gem in the luxuriously intimate Four Seasons Hotel Bogotá, where every design detail is handcrafted, and every guest experience is completely personalised. The second Four Seasons in the city spills onto the vibrant street scene, while providing a warm haven of customised service and sophisticated style for its guests.
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.
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is expanding Radisson Blu in Latin America with three hotels; Radisson Blu Santiago, La Dehesa in Chile as well as Radisson Blu San Andrés Resort & Spa and Radisson Blu ar Santa Marta Resort & Spa in Colombia. “Radisson Blu has a global presence with over 280 hotels in operation throughout the world and we see great potential for the brand in Latin America,” said Javier Rosenberg, chief operating officer, Americas, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.
The highly anticipated Dusit Devarana Hot Springs & Spa Conghua Guangzhou resort opened its doors, making it the first internationally branded lifestyle and hot springs luxury resort in the city. Consisting of 133 villas and guestrooms, Dusit Devarana Hot Springs & Spa Conghua is located approximately 40 minutes away from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport and 60 minutes away from the central business district.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation and FSA Group have entered into agreements to purchase two sites in Brazil to develop Hyatt Place Sorocaba and Hyatt Place Macaé. Upon the closing of the site acquisitions, the joint venture entities will enter into agreements with FSA Group to manage the design, planning and construction of the hotels and with Hyatt affiliates to provide management services in connection with the operation of the hotels upon opening, which is expected in the first quarter of 2017.
Marriott Hotels has revealed plans to open the 202-room Marriott Hotel in Guayaquil in 2016. The Guayaquil Marriott will be the group’s third property in Ecuador and is being developed by Hotecapsa, overseen by Angel Sanchez.
Viceroy Hotel Group is planning the redevelopment of Obra Pía, a UNESCO World Heritage site located within the exclusive Old City in Cartagena, Colombia. Upon completion in early 2016, Convento Obra Pía, Viceroy Cartagena, the hotel group’s first branded property in South America, will boast 102 luxury guest rooms within a majestic restored 17th-century convent off the coast of Cartagena.