New Hotel Openings South America 2017 News

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group welcomes Hotel Santiago to portfolio

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group welcomes Hotel Santiago to portfolio

31 July 2017 Hotel News

Hotel Santiago opens today under Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group management, following the group’s announcement in May. Formerly the Grand Hyatt Santiago, the property will undergo an extensive guestroom and public area renovation, the first stage of which is scheduled for completion in late 2018.

Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana set to open

Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana set to open

11 May 2017 Hotel News

Hilton is opening the Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, marking a significant milestone as the company’s 100th hotel in Latin America. The 545-room beachfront Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana is one of the largest hotels in the famous Copacabana neighbourhood, one of Brazil’s most visited destinations, and represents the company’s second property in the city.

Wyndham Grand brand debuts in Latinn America

Wyndham Grand brand debuts in Latinn America

30 April 2017 Hotel News

Wyndham Hotel Group has opened its first Wyndham Grand properties in South America, stepping up its presence in Latin America and the Caribbean to 200 hotels. With the debut of its upper-upscale Wyndham Grand brand in Asunción, Paraguay, and Montevideo, Uruguay, ten of the company’s 18 brands operate in 11 countries across the continent.

Ascott signs with Vitacon for two new Brazil properties

Ascott signs with Vitacon for two new Brazil properties

5 April 2017 Hotel News

The Ascott has stepped up its global expansion as it breaks into South America with franchise agreements for two serviced residences in São Paulo, Brazil. Vitacon, a leading real estate company in São Paulo, will franchise and operate the 92-unit Citadines VN Jardins São Paulo and 122-unit Citadines VN Faria Lima São Paulo.

Brazil to welcome Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana

Brazil to welcome Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana

22 March 2017 Hotel News

Blackstone has announced funds managed by its real estate business have agreed to acquire the Windsor Atlantica Hotel on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As part of the transaction, Blackstone has signed a management agreement with Hilton for this asset and following a period of transition plans to convert the hotel to the Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana.

Inkaterra unveils new conservation-focused property in Peruvian Amazon

Inkaterra unveils new conservation-focused property in Peruvian Amazon

21 March 2017 Hotel News

Peruvian eco-tourism pioneer Inkaterra will open an Amazonian Inkaterra Guides Field Station to guests in June. Located in the Tambopata National Reserve, the property will offer travellers the opportunity to explore the rainforest and participate in various conservation projects, overseen by Inkaterra’s NGO, the Inkaterra Asociación.

Gran Meliá Nacional Rio to open in March

Gran Meliá Nacional Rio to open in March

19 January 2017 Press Release Hotel News

Meliá Hotels International has launched its first luxury hotel from the Gran Meliá brand in Brazil with the official opening of Gran Meliá Nacional Rio in March 2017. Originally built in 1972 by the world renowned architect, Oscar Niemeyer, the famous ‘Hotel Nacional’ has reopened after more than a decade of being left abandoned, as the Gran Meliá brand’s flagship property.

Hard Rock International moves into South America with Brazil properties

Hard Rock International moves into South America with Brazil properties

18 February 2016 Hotel News

Hard Rock International has signed three new projects in key markets throughout Brazil, representing a milestone for the brand as the first projects in both the country and South America. The upcoming Hard Rock Hotels include Hard Rock Hotel Brasilia, Hard Rock Hotel Caldas Novas, and Hard Rock Hotel Itapema.

Four Seasons moves into Brazil with São Paulo property

Four Seasons moves into Brazil with São Paulo property

22 October 2015 Hotel News Tourism News

Four Seasons had confirmed plans to open Four Seasons Hotel São Paulo at Nações Unidas in 2017, with Private Residences to follow. Through the partnership between Iron House Real Estate and Tamweelview European Holdings, the 254-room Hotel and 84 Private Residences will be the group’s first foray into Brazil.

Hilton signs on for new Santa Marta, Colombia, property

Hilton signs on for new Santa Marta, Colombia, property

31 October 2014 Hotel News

Hilton Worldwide has announced the signing of a management agreement with Fideicomiso Santa Marta Hotel to operate a new build Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in the Caribbean port city of Santa Marta, Colombia. Scheduled to open in 2017, this new Hilton Santa Marta hotel represents the company’s 14th hotel project in Colombia including its portfolio of seven existing operating hotels and seven currently under development.