Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro Opens as Flight Bookings Surge for Olympics

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Hyatt Hotels Corporation recently announced the opening of Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Clients can enjoy its prime beachfront location in the exclusive Barra da Tijuca neighborhood and access to shopping, dining, cultural and outdoor activities.  
As the second Grand Hyatt hotel in Brazil, Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro is a significant addition to Hyatt’s existing portfolio in South America and the growing brand portfolio. 

The 436 guest rooms include 40 suites, two 1,561 square foot Presidential Suites, and one 2,100 square foot Penthouse Suite with a 1,248 square feet terrace including a lounge area and a plunge pool. A special private elevator provides the Penthouse and Presidential Suites direct access from the garage. 

A Grand Lounge, with ocean and lagoon views, offers a private reception space for Grand Club floor guests. Featuring separate adult and family areas, the Grand Club offers all day tea and coffee service, complimentary breakfast and evening cocktails. 

Three signature restaurants, designed by acclaimed Brazilian architect Arthur Casas, will bring Hyatt’s culinary expertise to the destination and showcase choices that highlight international and local flavors. 

The wellness facilities at Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro are resort-inspired with a range of treatments and amenities. Guests may opt for the 24-hour fitness center that has the latest high-tech cardio and strength training equipment or the Movement Studio, which offers yoga and Brazilian dance classes. 

The Atiaia Spa, named after the native indigenous tupi-guarani word for luminosity, features six single and three couples’ suites all with private showers and changing areas. Spa highlights include specialty treatments using local techniques and native products, a relaxation lounge, private changing rooms, and steam rooms. The outdoor pool with a wet deck is a focal point in the middle of the property. 

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Flight Bookings Surge for Rio Olympics

According to a study produced for the Rio Convention & Visitors Bureau, flight bookings to Rio de Janeiro have risen dramatically for the Olympic games, 322 percent ahead of where they were at the same time last year, with the largest number of sports fans coming from the U.S. and Argentina.

According to data from ForwardKeys, which monitors future travel patterns by analyzing 14 million reservation transactions each day, issued air bookings show that the biggest spike is for arrival in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, August 4, the day before the opening ceremony.

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