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 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 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 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.
Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, a leading brand in the FRHI Hotels & Resorts portfolio, today announced that the brand has entered into a franchise agreement for branding the operation of Swissôtel Guayaquil. The new 300-room hotel is currently under development in the largest and most populous city in Ecuador, Guayaquil.