Sheraton Resort in Rio de Janeiro Unveils Extensive Renovations
Starwood announced that it has completed the first phase of renovations on a Sheraton brand beachfront property in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The upgrades to the Sheraton Rio Hotel and Resort cost $50 million to complete, and include remodeled guestrooms and suites, a redesigned lobby, expanded meeting facilities, and several new venues, including a spa and two restaurants.
The property’s 461 guestrooms and 77 suites now have balconies that are outfitted with glass, while the 61 ocean-facing rooms located between the first and fourth floors of the hotel now have larger balconies with seating areas. The newly renovated lobby includes a refurbished lobby bar and a new PC workstation with complimentary Internet access.
Refurbishments were also made to the hotel’s fitness center, as well as the executive lounge for Sheraton Club guests. In addition, a new spa with four treatment rooms and a sauna, as well as two restaurants, one of which serves French cuisine, were built as part of the renovations.
The hotel also added approximately 5,400 square feet (502 square meters) of event space. The property’s meeting facilities now occupy a total of 29,000 square feet (2,694 square meters) and comprise 14 conference rooms and a new business center.
The first phase of renovations were completed in time for the 2014 World Cup, which begins in Brazil on Thursday.
Starwood plans to launch a second phase of renovations, which will entail a remodeling of the Sheraton Rio Hotel and Resort’s outdoor spaces, including its swimming pool and outdoor bars and restaurants. The second phase is expected to begin this fall and will be completed by next year.
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