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Grand Hyatt Debuts in Rio de Janeiro

Hotel & Resort | Patrick Clarke | March 29, 2016

Grand Hyatt Debuts in Rio de Janeiro

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Hyatt Hotels' large luxury hotel brand, Grand Hyatt, has officially made its debut in the bustling Brazilian metropolis of Rio de Janeiro.

The 436-room property marks the company's second Grand Hyatt hotel in Brazil and signals its further expansion into South America.

Boasting an ideal beachfront location not far from popular shopping and dining, the five-star Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro hits all of the marks. 

There are 40 suites, including two Presidential Suites and one 2,100-square-foot Penthouse Suite with private elevator access from the garage. Hyatt also partnered with renowned interior designer Yabu Pushelberg to create a relaxed atmosphere that extends from the lobby to the guestrooms, with highlights including spacious balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows.

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Even the guestrooms feature impressive views of the Atlantic Ocean and surrounding Marapendi Lagoon. 

After checking in, guests will be able to choose from three different signature restaurants, including Italian and Japanese cuisine. 

The brand new property also includes a 24-hour fitness center and a spa. 

The Grand Hyatt Rio is also the perfect stop for business travelers since it offers more than 21,530 square feet of meeting and event space, some of which boasts stellar views of the lagoon.

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"Expanding Hyatt’s brand presence in South America is critical to our global expansion strategy as we bring more quality experiences to our loyal guests in destinations where they want to travel to," said President - Americas for Hyatt group Pete Sears in a statement. 

In his own statement, the hotel's General Manager Christophe Lorvo said "we created a hotel that honors our cultural surroundings and local ‘Carioca’ lifestyle infused with innovative design."

The hotel is located in Rio's Barra da Tijuca neighborhood, which offers access to many of the city's popular tourist attractions, including Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain, among others. 

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