Hotels in Rio de Janeiro gear up for Summer Olympics

Published on : Thursday, January 28, 2016

top hotel projectsThe world is once again looking to Brazil: After the FIFA World Cup this year’s Summer Olympics will also take place in the port city of Rio de Janeiro from the 5th to the 21st of August, which is again a huge image and PR push for the city hotels and beach resorts. According to TOPHOTELPROJECTS, the worldwide leading provider of b2b hotel data, another eleven top hotels are in the pipeline.



Although the crime and waste problems in Rio are more than obvious, the city still counts as a dream destination, with its fine beaches on the Copacabana and the fun-loving parades at carnival time. Even after the sports double of the FIFA World Cup and Olympia, hotel investors expect higher guest numbers.



Starwood Hotels, whose integration has just started in the Marriott Group, is planning to open a new Sheraton hotel with 213 rooms early next year, which will be the tenth Sheraton hotel in Brazil. Recently, the 292 room Sheraton Hotel Barra de Tijuca opened in Rio. Currently Starwood operates 97 properties in Brazil.



Marriott, the new Starwood owners has also new hotel projects in the pipeline in Rio, including a Courtyard and two AC Hotels. In the meantime, Europe’s leading hotel group Accor is investing in two new first-class Novotel hotels. Even Donald Trump is planning a new hotel in Rio; if, because of the business slump in the US (reason being political turmoil in the presidential election campaign) the project actually comes to fruition remains to be seen.

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