Two Radisson Hotels to Open in Brazil Next Year
Lodging company Carlson Rezidor has announced plans to open two Radisson properties in Brazil in the first quarter of 2014. The 292-room beachfront Radisson Hotel Rio de Janeiro opens in January in the Barra region of the city with a spa, two bars, a gym, a squash court, a swimming pool and more than 11,000 square feet of meeting space. Later in the quarter, the 178-room Park Suites ITC Faria Lima, in the southern part of São Paulo, will undergo a US$3.5 million conversion to become the Radisson Hotel São Paulo Vila Olimpia. Among the property's amenities will be a fitness center, a restaurant and a 500-person auditorium. Following the openings, Carlson Rezidor will have 10 hotels in Brazil that will total more than 1,800 rooms.