Hilton Hotels & Resorts Makes Rio Debut with Opening of Hilton Barra Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Insights

Hilton Hotels & Resorts Makes Rio Debut with Opening of Hilton Barra Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Hilton Barra ExteriorHilton Worldwide today announced the opening of the new 298-room Hilton Barra hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – the company’s first hotel in this booming metropolis.  With a privileged location on Avenida Abelardo Bueno in the heart of the Barra da Tijuca neighborhood, this newest hotel in Rio de Janeiro is set to be the first choice of fans visiting the city for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.  

“Hilton Barra Rio de Janeiro features a sleek, sustainable design that nods to the rich culture of this historic, cosmopolitan city and elevates our overall presence in this pivotal Latin America destination,” said Rob Palleschi, global head, full service brands, Hilton Worldwide. “This project marks an exciting milestone for Hilton as we continue to break into new Latin American markets to deliver the unmatched hospitality experience Hilton is known for.”

Developed by Carvalho Hosken S/A, the nine-story Hilton Barra Rio de Janeiro displ
ays a unique visual identity that blends a contemporary architecture and design, with the style and feel of the local Brazilian culture, all while contributing to the reduction of energy and water consumption.  Top architects, interior designers and landscape artists played a pivotal role in creating a space where guests are embraced by their surroundings, including their entrance to a lobby of monumental scale with 37 meter height that when illuminated in the evening, acts as a gigantic glass box shining light throughout the property.  Local artists contributed with exquisite works, and a key design element present throughout the property – a hollow form – creates a balance between light and the separation of space that allows a consistent flow through all ambiances.  An outdoor garden rich in colors and textures completes the exclusive design.

Just 30 minutes from Rio de Janeiro Galeão International Airport and five minutes from Jacarepaguá Airport in Barra da Tijuca, Hilton Barra Rio de Janeiro boasts a strategic location with easy access to a number of corporate offices, convention and shopping centers and entertainment areas including HSBC Arena, Rock City and Citibank Hall.  The hotel is also close to the Olympic Park just five minutes away and 15 minutes to the best beaches in Barra.

“The opening of Hilton Barra Rio de Janeiro is a momentous occasion for Hilton Worldwide, as it marks our entry into this important Latin America destination,” said Tom Potter, senior vice president, Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America, Hilton Worldwide. “This project, fueled by innovation and leading technology, is the result of the hard work and dedication of many team members and partners, all driven by the desire to deliver exceptional guest experiences in one of the world’s happiest cities.”

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Founded in 1919 as the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to build upon its legacy of innovation by developing products and services to meet the needs of savvy global travelers at more than 550 hotels across six continents. Hilton is the stylish, forward-thinking global leader in hospitality with Team Members shaping experiences in which every guest feels cared for, valued and respected. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is one of Hilton Worldwide’s 12 brands.

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