Marriott International Announces First Hotel in the Northeastern Region of Brazil

Marriott International announced today plans to open a new 162-room Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil’s largest city in the Northeastern region of the country. The hotel project is developed under a management agreement with Rio Ave Ltda., a prominent, local real estate developer. This project, already in construction, will be the Rio Ave Ltda’s first venture into the lodging sector and is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2014, before the World Cup.

“We are very excited about developing our first hotel property and in partnership with Marriott International,” said Mr. Alberto Ferreira da Costa, president of Rio Ave Ltda. “With the brand’s strong reputation and preference in Latin America, we are confident that the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Recife will be very successful.”

“This hotel reinforces Marriott International’s continued growth efforts in Brazil.” says Laurent de Kousemaeker, chief development officer for Marriott International in the Caribbean & Latin America. ”In the last few years the Northeast of Brazil has become an economic powerhouse. Today it is the fastest growing region in the country and we are extremely proud to be a part of that growth and to have Rio Ave as partners in this key region of the Brazilian market.”

In addition to 162 guestrooms, the 12 story hotel will feature the brand’s refreshing business lobby, a casual dining restaurant, 3,230 square feet of meeting space, recreational facilities include a swimming pool and a fitness center, and ample parking.

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