by Michael J. Shapiro | January 18, 2012

 Sheraton has announced plans to open the Sheraton Reserva do Paiva Hotel and Convention Center in northeast Brazil. The 289-room property will open in March 2014 as part of the Reserva do Paiva planned community in Pernambuco state, near Recife. The hotel will be one block from the beach and include a spa, a 4,000-square-foot fitness center, a top-floor club lounge with views of the ocean, and a beach club with an infinity pool. The convention center will consist of two ballrooms, four function rooms and other flexible meeting areas, for a total of 9,186 square feet of event space.