Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced the opening of Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro combines the brand’s effortless luxury experience with a Brazilian design and hospitality in an urban resort setting. Guests can enjoy its prime beachfront location in the exclusive Barra da Tijuca neighborhood and access to world-class shopping, dining, cultural and outdoor activities.
As the second Grand Hyatt hotel in Brazil, Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro is a significant addition to Hyatt’s existing portfolio in South America and the growing brand portfolio. The hotel is meticulously designed to exemplify the Grand Hyatt brand’s signature level of grandeur with an abundance of options for creating spectacular experiences.
“We are delighted to open our first hotel in Rio de Janeiro, a vibrant destination known for its natural beauty and hospitality,” says Pete Sears, group president – Americas for Hyatt. “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.
“With much attention on Brazil this summer, we couldn’t be more excited to welcome travelers from around the world to Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro.”
Designed by internationally-acclaimed interior designer, Yabu Pushelberg, and with the local assistance of Brazilian designer firm, Anastassiadis Arquitetos, the hotel provides a relaxed, carefree coastal living experience with large balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows, along with stones and fabrics authentic to Brazil.
The 436 guestrooms include 40 suites, two 1,561 square foot Presidential Suites, and one 2,100 square foot Penthouse Suite with a 1,248 square feet terrace including a lounge area and a plunge pool. A special private elevator provides the Penthouse and Presidential Suites direct access from the garage.
The striking beachfront location affords all of the guestrooms views of the blue-green Atlantic Ocean or the magnificent Marapendi Lagoon that surrounds the hotel. Among the special local touches, each guestroom has Brazilian flip-flop sandals, and in the botanical tradition of Brazil’s oldest pharmacy, Granado bath amenities.
A Grand Lounge, with ocean and lagoon views, offers a private reception space for Grand Club floor guests. Featuring separate adult and family areas, the Grand Club offers all day tea and coffee service, complimentary breakfast and evening cocktails.
Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro also has a hospitality area due to the destination’s late airport departures and early arrivals; Marapendi Lounge welcomes early check-in and late check-out guests with shower and changing room facilities.
Three signature restaurants, designed by acclaimed Brazilian architect Arthur Casas, will bring Hyatt’s culinary expertise to the destination and showcase choices that highlight international and local flavors.
Offering three-meal service, Tano Cucina Italiana, is a modern Italian trattoria with an ever-changing menu incorporating seasonal ingredients. Its wooden beams and Italian floors blend beautifully with a wrap-around Carrera marble bar that frames the open kitchen. Diners can watch as chefs prepare fresh pasta, or they can enjoy a variety of antipasti and aperitifs from any of the other restaurant bars in this space.
In an intimate dining room setting, Shiso Japanese restaurant features a single piece, reclaimed wooden bar that surrounds the sushi chefs as they create their contemporary sushi, sashimi and yakitori dinner menu. The restaurant will also offer an extensive sake menu to pair with its cuisine.