Conrad Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of Conrad Cartagena, the brand’s first hotel in Colombia and third in Latin America.
Meliá Hotels International has announced the imminent opening of the Meliá Iguazu, the only hotel located in the heart of Iguazu National Park in Argentina. The location is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Well-known as one of the main industrial centres in Brazil, ABCD region has a strong presence of large companies in the automotive and petrochemical sectors. As a result, the cities of Santo André, São Bernardo do Campo, São Caetano and Diadema attract investments and currently have the fourth highest GDP in the country, according to IBGE.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Palácio Tangará will open in São Paulo in June 2017, marking a new era for European-owned Oetker Collection as it expands into the Americas for the first time.
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.