WHY IT RATES: This hotel opening marks the fourth Hyatt property in Brazil and the Hyatt Place brand's second hotel in the country. -Mia Taylor, TravelPulse Senior Writer
Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced the opening of Hyatt Place Macaé, a smartly designed, high-tech and contemporary hotel in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro.
Hyatt Place Macae is the first oceanfront Hyatt Place hotel in Latin America and the second Hyatt Place hotel in Brazil, joining Hyatt Place São José do Rio Preto, which opened in November 2016. The hotel is part of a larger master development agreement between Hyatt affiliates and Elandis to develop a total of nine Hyatt Place hotels across Brazil.
"We're delighted to expand the Hyatt Place brand into Macaé and are sure that both business and leisure travelers will appreciate the innovative service concept and modern design offered by Hyatt Place Macaé," said Luciano Julio, regional director of operations in Latin America, Hyatt Place and Hyatt House. "This opening will mark the fourth Hyatt property in the country and the Hyatt Place brand's second hotel in Brazil, which strengthens Hyatt's position in both primary and secondary cities within the country."
The Hyatt Place brand is rooted in extensive consumer insights indicating that guests seek stylish, comfortable, seamless experiences that accommodate guests' lifestyles and familiar routines. Centrally located in the Cavaleiros neighborhood, Hyatt Place Macaé offers casual hospitality and purposeful service featuring:
-141 spacious rooms, fit with a Cozy Corner and sofa-sleeper. The rooms also include the signature Hyatt Grand Bed, luxury bath toiletries and hi-tech amenities, including a 43" flat screen TV, to guarantee the optimum comfort for guests. Ocean View rooms offer an idyllic coastal scene to the Atlantic Ocean
-Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and guestrooms
-24/7 Gallery Market, offering perfectly packed grab-and-go items, ranging from freshly prepared snacks and sandwiches to salads and pastries
-Coffee to Cocktails Bar, which serves a variety of specialty hot beverages as well as premium beers, wines and cocktails
-Rooftop Pool, where guests can admire sweeping ocean views
-24/7 Gym featuring Life Fitness machines, free weights and exercise balls for those who want to keep up their workout regimes
-24/7 Business Center with remote printing to cater to guests with demanding schedules
-Meeting Spaces offer more than 148 square meters of flexible meeting and event space
Elandis led the design, planning, and construction of the property with Hyatt employing more than 40 associates to manage and operate the hotel.
"We are excited to see this hotel becoming a reality under our joint venture with Hyatt and looking forward to seeing Macaé grow as a business and leisure tourism destination," said Alexandros Kallantzis, Head of Brazil, Elandis. "We are proud of having successfully delivered the project on schedule and on budget."
Located 110 miles northeast of Rio de Janeiro, Macaé is known as the "National Petroleum Capital" of Brazil and maintains a robust offshore oil industry that brings executives from around the country and globe to the city for business purposes. The city also recently received an 'A' rating by Brazil's Minister of Tourism (MTur), placing it amongst the top-rated cities for tourism in the country. The thoughtful service offered at Hyatt Place Macaé will provide both business and leisure travelers with an optimal choice while visiting the city.
Hyatt is currently represented in Brazil by two full-service luxury hotels Grand Hyatt São Paulo (466 rooms), Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro (436 rooms) and now by two select service hotels, including Hyatt Place São José do Rio Preto (152 rooms) and Hyatt Place Macaé (141 rooms).
SOURCE: Hyatt press release
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