Marriott International is set to debut its JW Marriott brand in Brazil’s largest city in the second quarter of this year.

JW Marriott Hotel Sao Paulo will be located along Avenida Nacoes Unidas within Parque da Cidade, a Class A, LEED-certified mixed-used complex in the city’s new Financial District.

The hotel will be converted from the existing Four Seasons property and will comprise 258 rooms, a restaurant, a lounge/bar, a fitness centre, an indoor/outdoor swimming pool and a spa with five treatment rooms.

The property will also house six meeting spaces with over 1,000 sqm of space. According to Marriott, there is a growing number of global companies in the area which is driving corporate demand for hotels.

Bojan Kumer, Regional Vice President, Marriott International, commented:

“We are thrilled to continue expanding our long-standing presence in Brazil in the luxury segment and with one of our flagship brands.

“Brazil is a key and strategic market in our portfolio and today’s signing further underscores our growth commitment to the country. We look forward to positioning JW Marriott Hotel São Paulo as the leading luxury hotel in the city and country.”

Marriott International currently operates 11 properties in Brazil and over 300 across the Caribbean and Latin America region.

The group recently announced plans to debut its Westin brand in Sao Paulo, located within the JK Square mixed-use development in the city’s Itaim Bibi district.

Marriott to open first Westin property in Sao Paulo