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Contracts represent a guarantee of 4,577 additional rooms for use during the 2016 Games

The Rio de Janeiro bid to host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games has guaranteed that it will provide quality accommodation for the Olympic and Paralympic Families and media across both events. Since the submission of the Candidature File – including a guarantee of 40,000 rooms as required by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) - the number of hotels committed to the project does not stop growing. Since February 2009, 52 new hotels have confirmed their support for the bid, adding a further 4,577 available rooms in Rio de Janeiro and the cities which will host football matches (São Paulo, Salvador, Belo Horizonte and Brasilia) for guests of the Games.

In its Candidature File, Rio 2016 exceeded IOC requirements and the ongoing expressions of support since this submission have been very encouraging for the Bid Committee. "Accommodation is a very important feature of an Olympic bid. We had the task of finding solutions, with a focus on public stakeholders and the post-Games legacy. The Rio 2016 project met all IOC requirements, but the commitment of the hotel network is reinforced by each new contract signed," said Carlos Arthur Nuzman, President of the Rio 2016 Committee.

The Rio 2016 accommodation project is also connected to the project of revitalizing the Port of Rio, officially launched by local authorities on June 23rd 2009. A village with 1,840 rooms will be built in the area while the port itself will welcome cruise ships that will also be used for Games accommodation.

So Rio is going to use all the hotels that they have, plus a few condominiums, about six cruise ships situated at the port, a media village, and a "village" in each cluster (except for Copacabana).

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So Rio is going to use all the hotels that they have, plus a few condominiums, about six cruise ships situated at the port, a media village, and a "village" in each cluster (except for Copacabana).

It would be better to bring the old thread about this to this section than start a new one.

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Rio only has 4 hotels with over 500 rooms:

Othon Palace - 588

Sheraton Rio - 559

Windsor Copacabana - 540

Hotel Nacional - 510

If I had a headquarters hotel during my visit to Rio for the games, it would be the Sheraton.

Smart choice. Sheraton is place between Copacabana and Barra clusters. But it's not a great choice for those who are intended to use public transportation.

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According to this today's (Aug 18) report from R7 (TV Record news site), Rio de Janeiro Hotels sector is booming.

http://noticias.r7.c...s-20100818.html

The traditional Hotel Gloria (expected to have around 200 rooms), that was bought by richiest man in Brazil, Eike Batista, is expected to be the first 6-star hotel in Latin America and it's already financing funded. US$ 76 mn will be used in the works of refurbshment.

Other financing was released to build a new economic/budget travelers hotel in Copacabana district. The french Accor Hotels will build a new Ibis Hotel in this district. The works in the 112 room-hotel will start soon.

Accor will build 5 new hotels in Rio de Janeiro 'til the Olympic Games.

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Smart choice. Sheraton is place between Copacabana and Barra clusters. But it's not a great choice for those who are intended to use public transportation.

Really? Because my initial choice was the Othon Palace at Copacabana before I recently switched to the Sheraton at Vidigal.

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Novos hoteis a serem construidos, tirado do skyscrapercity.com

1) Glória Palace, do Eike Batista;

2) Windsor Atlântica (onde ficava o antigo Méridien);

3) Emiliano (seus donos manifestaram à imprensa interesse em se estabelecer no Rio. Tempos atrás tentaram adquirir a casa onde funciona o Consulado da Áustria, na Av. Atlântica, em Copacabana);

4) Hotel boutique onde um dia funcionou o Hotel Bragança, na Lapa;

5) Hotel Hyatt Place quatro-estrelas na zona portuária;

6) Hotel Grand Hyatt, com 300 quartos, na Av. Sernambetiba próximo do condomínio Alfa;

7) Hotel-boutique da grife Andaz (uma das marcas do grupo Hyatt), em local ainda não definido;

8) O antigo Hotel Nacional, no bairro de São Conrado que, de acordo com a revista DINHEIRO de meses atrás, talvez fique com a bandeira TRUMP;

9) Hotel Four Seasons na região da Reserva, na Barra da Tijuca;

10) Hotel - especula-se que seja Marriott - no local onde durante anos funcionou um posto de gasolina, ao lado do Shopping Rio Sul, em Botafogo;

11) Hotel Ibis, com 122 quartos, na Rua Ministro Viveiros de Castro, em Copacabana;

12) Hotel Ibis, com 240 quartos, em Botafogo;

13) Hotel Novotel, com 188 quartos, na Avenida Sernambetiba, Barra da Tijuca.

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Really? Because my initial choice was the Othon Palace at Copacabana before I recently switched to the Sheraton at Vidigal.

I meant it's a smart choice about location. Sheraton Vidigal is placed exactly in the mid-way between Copacabana and Barra clusters, in an amazing location and have a semi-private beach (Brazilian law doesn't allow private beaches).

The place is stunning, you can only reach the hotel by a rock-caved avenue, called Avenida Niemeyer. Really great and unique scenery. You'll love it!

But, this nature scenery makes public transportation options very poor. If you are intended to rent a car or use taxis/cabs to leave the hotel, it's just perfect.

But if you are intended to use buses or subway system, Copacabana is 500% better than Sheraton about this.

Don't be surprise to know that Vidigal is the name of a favela in Rio.

Vidigal favela is really nearby, but I never read news about Vidigal being a problem for Sheraton.

Otherwise, many foreigners are buying houses there to transform this favela in a exotic neighbourhood. The seaview from there is really worthy.

And if favela is a problem for you, Barra da Tijuca district is actually 100% free of favelas nearby hotels.

If I have to give you a tip, my tip would be: Ipanema or Barra.

Ipanema is very charming, the beach is great and have great great structure without all buzz and noise Copacabana have...

Market around in the street in really great. Very carioca experience.

Highly recommended by me.

Barra is a little bit more sophisticated and very (very very very very) Miami-like.

For those who prefers to have no third-world-looking-like-hotel-neighbourhood, Barra is just perfect. There is a very beautiful Sheraton in Barra beach, in a really amazing place.

Rio have lots of options... If you want to stay in a hostel in favela, you can

If you want to stay in a Miami like neighbourhood, you can

If you want to stay in a vintage hotel in Copacabana Beach, you can

If you want to stay in an amazing location

It's up to you choose what fits better your plans.

And if I could help you, please, call me =]

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^^Sorry, my "headquarters" hotels usually have a minimum of 500 rooms (or a minimum of 300 for the Youth Olympics).

Sorry, I thought you needed one room only, but as I can see your party will be big! biggrin.gif

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Today, 10 idiots drug-dealers escaping from Police invaded a hotel in Sao Conrado and used 30 hostages for about one hour. During the pursuit a woman was shot and died (It's not confirmed if she was part of the criminals).

All of them were arrested and all the hostages were set free.

And this will reset all the critics about security in Rio...

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A fifth 500+-room hotel (the Hotel Guanabara) exists in Rio's Central Business District.

Rio de Janeiro is going to have the largest media village of any Olympic city (Summer or Winter).

And what is the purpose of the proposed Maracana, Deodoro, and Port Villages?

Non-official media, for example.

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New hotels in Rio

All the hotels:

REFORM IN

1) Hotel Gloria Palace of Eike Batista (building is being retrofitted);

2) Windsor Hotel Atlantic (where was the old building is being retrofitted Méridien). Hotel will reopen with 545 rooms at the end of 2010;

3) National Hotel (On October 15, the direction of the Construction and Incorporated Merza decide under which flag the hotel, closed since the 90s, will operate. Seven proposals from international companies are under review. It is being retrofitted);

4) Transformation of a residential building into a hotel on Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, at the time of Tour 3, the Windsor Group;

5) Hotel Paineiras (retrofit work should start soon);

6) Boutique hotel where once ran the Hotel Bragança in Lapa (retrofit works have not started);

7) Hotel Paris, located on Avenida Tiradentes Square with Steps, sold to the French group hospitality LA SUITE.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

1) Ibis Hotel with 122 rooms in Rua Ministro Viveiros de Castro, Copacabana;

2) Ibis Hotel with 240 rooms on the street Mena Barreto, Botafogo;

3) Della Volpe Hotel - Golden Tulip under construction on Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana;

4) Building Annex Hotel WINDSOR FLORIDA;

PROJECTS

FOR THE BAR TIJUCA

1) Hotel Emiliano (their owners looking for land in Barra da Tijuca, but also in Joah or Alto da Boa Vista).

2) Grand Hyatt Hotel with 300 rooms, near the Avenue condominium Sernambetiba Alpha;

3) Hotel Novotel with 188 bedrooms in Sernambetiba Avenue, Barra da Tijuca;

4) Four Seasons Hotel in the region of the Reserve, in Barra da Tijuca;

5) Hotel on Avenida do Pepe, being built by the group Performance (Performance negotiates project other three hotels in Bar);

6) Hotel with 500 rooms to be built by the Group in Windsor Avenue Sernambetiba. Deadline of completion 2014;

7) Hotel with 450 rooms, adjacent to the Hotel Windsor Barra. Deadline of completion 2013.

8) Hotel Ritz Carlton (are making consultations to settle in Barra da Tijuca)

9) Hilton Hotel in Barra da Tijuca;

10) along the Rio Centro Hotel;

11) An IBIS hotel in Praia do Pepe;

12) A MERCURE hotel in Praia do Pepe;

13) A hotel on Avenida IBIS Ambassador Aberlardo Bueno;

14) A hotel on Avenida NOVOTEL Ambassador Aberlardo Bueno;

15) A 5-star hotel with 300 rooms in the vicinity of the premises of the 2016 Games, developed by STX Real Estate Development.

FOR JOA

1) Txai Resort (owners seeking property in Joah);

FOR BOTAFOGO

1) Hotel - it is speculated that Marriott is - the place where for years he ran a gas station next to the Rio Sul Shopping

FOR THE FLAMINGO

1) Hotel, still no flag set, the current residential building Clube de Regatas do Flamengo, Avenida Rui Barbosa.

TO THE CENTER AND THE PORT AREA

1) Hyatt Place Hotel (four star) in the port area;

2) A hotel near the airport Santos Dumont, in space that is currently occupied by a building that belonged to Varig.

3) A Sonesta hotel, business tourism (the Sonesta will be located in the Port Zone or South Zone).

FOR THE NORTHERN

1) Ibis Hotel next to the field of Shopping Nova America (RJZ venture of Construction / Cirella:

2) Formula 1 Hotel next to the field of Shopping Nova America (joint venture of construction RJZ / Cirella);

3) A hotel at the Rio International Airport.

No Location yet

1) Hotel-boutique brand Andaz (a brand of Hyatt Group), in a not yet defined;

2) A hotel Rooms, the first hotel SuperClubs super economic network in Brazil.

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New hotels in Rio

All the hotels:

REFORM IN

1) Hotel Gloria Palace of Eike Batista (building is being retrofitted);

2) Windsor Hotel Atlantic (where was the old building is being retrofitted Méridien). Hotel will reopen with 545 rooms at the end of 2010;

3) National Hotel (On October 15, the direction of the Construction and Incorporated Merza decide under which flag the hotel, closed since the 90s, will operate. Seven proposals from international companies are under review. It is being retrofitted);

4) Transformation of a residential building into a hotel on Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, at the time of Tour 3, the Windsor Group;

5) Hotel Paineiras (retrofit work should start soon);

6) Boutique hotel where once ran the Hotel Bragança in Lapa (retrofit works have not started);

7) Hotel Paris, located on Avenida Tiradentes Square with Steps, sold to the French group hospitality LA SUITE.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

1) Ibis Hotel with 122 rooms in Rua Ministro Viveiros de Castro, Copacabana;

2) Ibis Hotel with 240 rooms on the street Mena Barreto, Botafogo;

3) Della Volpe Hotel - Golden Tulip under construction on Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana;

4) Building Annex Hotel WINDSOR FLORIDA;

PROJECTS

FOR THE BAR TIJUCA

1) Hotel Emiliano (their owners looking for land in Barra da Tijuca, but also in Joah or Alto da Boa Vista).

2) Grand Hyatt Hotel with 300 rooms, near the Avenue condominium Sernambetiba Alpha;

3) Hotel Novotel with 188 bedrooms in Sernambetiba Avenue, Barra da Tijuca;

4) Four Seasons Hotel in the region of the Reserve, in Barra da Tijuca;

5) Hotel on Avenida do Pepe, being built by the group Performance (Performance negotiates project other three hotels in Bar);

6) Hotel with 500 rooms to be built by the Group in Windsor Avenue Sernambetiba. Deadline of completion 2014;

7) Hotel with 450 rooms, adjacent to the Hotel Windsor Barra. Deadline of completion 2013.

8) Hotel Ritz Carlton (are making consultations to settle in Barra da Tijuca)

9) Hilton Hotel in Barra da Tijuca;

10) along the Rio Centro Hotel;

11) An IBIS hotel in Praia do Pepe;

12) A MERCURE hotel in Praia do Pepe;

13) A hotel on Avenida IBIS Ambassador Aberlardo Bueno;

14) A hotel on Avenida NOVOTEL Ambassador Aberlardo Bueno;

15) A 5-star hotel with 300 rooms in the vicinity of the premises of the 2016 Games, developed by STX Real Estate Development.

FOR JOA

1) Txai Resort (owners seeking property in Joah);

FOR BOTAFOGO

1) Hotel - it is speculated that Marriott is - the place where for years he ran a gas station next to the Rio Sul Shopping

FOR THE FLAMINGO

1) Hotel, still no flag set, the current residential building Clube de Regatas do Flamengo, Avenida Rui Barbosa.

TO THE CENTER AND THE PORT AREA

1) Hyatt Place Hotel (four star) in the port area;

2) A hotel near the airport Santos Dumont, in space that is currently occupied by a building that belonged to Varig.

3) A Sonesta hotel, business tourism (the Sonesta will be located in the Port Zone or South Zone).

FOR THE NORTHERN

1) Ibis Hotel next to the field of Shopping Nova America (RJZ venture of Construction / Cirella:

2) Formula 1 Hotel next to the field of Shopping Nova America (joint venture of construction RJZ / Cirella);

3) A hotel at the Rio International Airport.

No Location yet

1) Hotel-boutique brand Andaz (a brand of Hyatt Group), in a not yet defined;

2) A hotel Rooms, the first hotel SuperClubs super economic network in Brazil.

So we are talking about 07 hotels in reform, 4 under construction, 15 projects, 03 in the Port area, 03 in the Northen zone and 2 with no location yet. Is that what you said, Jim?

I have heard that Brazil is going to face the lack of workers due to a boom in civil construction. Even giants of this sector have being training workers to build houses, buildings, not to mention the Games needed infrastructuring.

At the same time, we have to remember Brazil is hosting FIFA 2014 WC which, I suppose, also needes human resources. Do you think the country will be able to manage this situation and deliver all the necessary constructions as scheduled? Tx.

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Did you know that the Hotel Gloria used to have a total of 620 rooms (up from its original 280 or so in the original building, which was probably expanded to 400 with a wing added to the west, leaving the remaining 220 rooms to the annex)? Well, the Gloria Palace reconstruction project includes reconstruction of the annex into an office building for Eike Batista's company. I wonder if Rio will be building a hotel larger than the Othon Palace before the Games.

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Sorry, I thought you needed one room only, but as I can see your party will be big! biggrin.gif

Here is a history of headquarters hotels since 1964:

1964 - Hotel New Otani

1968 - Sheraton Maria Isabel

1972 - Sheraton Munich Arabellapark

1976 - Le Reine Elizabeth

(None for 1980 because of infamous boycott)

1984 - Westin Bonaventure

1988 - COEX InterContinental Seoul

1992 - Hotel Princesa Sofia

1996 - Westin Peachtree Plaza

2000 - Marriott Sydney Harbour

2004 - Hilton Athens (shared with the IOC)

2008 - China World Hotel

2012 - Millennium Gloucester

(Remind me not to stay in the same hotel as the IOC members)

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Windsor is the best option for your "party" Jim.

IOC probably will probably be hosted at Copacabana Palace, even tough the hotel is below requirements in terms of number of rooms.

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Here is a history of headquarters hotels since 1964:

1988 - COEX InterContinental Seoul

2000 - Marriott Sydney Harbour

2012 - Millennium Gloucester

(Remind me not to stay in the same hotel as the IOC members)

That's wrong Jim. The official IOC hotel for 2012 is the Hilton Park Lane. I see the Millennium Gloucester is only four stars anyway - totally unacceptable to the IOC.

And in 2000, it was the Regent Hotel in Sydney (the Marriott didn't even exist as the Marriot in 2000).

1988 it was the Shilla Hotel (and I've stayed there myself - probably one of the best in the world that I've stayed at, only rivalled by Berlin's Adlon)

All of which makes me doubt the rest of the ones on your list.

I hope that doesn't upset your accommodation list/plans or call up another curse from you!

:rolleyes:

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