Hilton opens first Rio hotel

19 Apr 2015 by GrahamSmith

Hilton Worldwide has opened its first Hilton Hotels and Resorts property in Rio de Janeiro.

Hilton Barra Rio de Janeiro is located 30 minutes from Galeao International airport, five minutes from Jacarepagua airport and five minutes from Olympic Park, where next year's Games will be held.

The 298-room hotel includes a 100 sqm Presidential Suite with its own private balcony.

Hilton Barra Rio de Janeiro

Facilities include 1,300 sqm of meeting space including ten meeting rooms and two ballrooms with a total capacity of 950 people.

There is also a restaurant that can seat 140, a rooftop swimming pool overlooking Jacarepagua lagoon, and a fitness centre.

Rob Palleschi, Hilton Worldwide's global head of full service brands, said: "This project marks an exciting milestone for Hilton as we continue to break into new Latin American markets."

Hilton Barra Rio de Janeiro is welcoming guests with special introductory rates, including 1,000 HHonors points per night for Hilton HHonors members.

Bethan Andrews

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