Marriott International has announced plans to debut its Westin brand in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo.

The new-build Westin Hotel Sao Paulo will be located in the city’s Itaim Bibi district, and is scheduled to open in spring 2024 within the JK Square mixed-use development, which will also offer retail, office and residential space.

Features will include 187 rooms and suites, a second floor restaurant, and a leisure area on the third floor with swimming pool and fitness centre. Marriott also said that the hotel would offer “conference and meeting rooms of multiple sizes for different needs”.

The Sao Paulo property will be just the third Westin hotel in South America, joining the existing Westin Lima Hotel and Convention Center in Peru, and forthcoming all-inclusive Westin Porto de Galinhas in northeastern Brazil.

Marriott to debut Westin Hotels and Resorts in South America

Marriott currently operates 12 hotels across Brazil under its JW Marriott, Marriott Hotels, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, Renaissance Hotels, Autograph Collection Hotels, Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn, and Marriott Executive Apartments brands.

In Sao Paulo the group lists the Sao Paulo Airport Marriott Hotel, Sheraton Santos Hotel, Marriott Executive Apartments Sao Paulo, Renaissance Sao Paulo Hotel, and Sheraton Sao Paulo WTC Hotel.

Commenting on the news Laurent de Kousemaeker, chief development officer, Caribbean and Latin America, Marriott International, said:

“We are delighted to announce this exciting new-build project in a prime location within the city to be developed by Hotéis Deville.

“Sao Paulo is a key South American gateway city with great opportunity for new quality branded upper-upscale product. Our signature well-being Westin brand will offer a fresh and unique experience to both international and Brazilian guests.”