PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL–Hilton announces its expansion into southern Brazil with the opening of Hilton Porto Alegre – the first Hilton hotel in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. Owned by Pateo Moinhos de Vento Administração e Participações Ltda, a Zaffari group company, and managed by Hilton, the 170-room hotel is conveniently located in the Moinhos de Vento neighborhood, one of the city’s most upscale and trendy areas, with limitless dining, shopping and entertainment just steps away.
“We are excited to open the doors of Hilton Porto Alegre and welcome guests in one of the most important commercial and port centers in Brazil,” said Jorge Giannattasio, senior vice president and head of operations, Caribbean and Latin America, Hilton. “We look forward to our continued expansion across the country and welcoming travelers to experience Hilton’s industry-leading brands in some of Brazil’s most sought-after destinations.”
Hilton Porto Alegre welcomes guests to a refreshed lobby, lounge area and bar. The hotel will undergo a full renovation of all areas including its spacious guestrooms and suites which provide space for both productivity and rest, with a dedicated work area and comfortable atmosphere with lush bedding, flat screen TVs and thoughtful amenities. For recreation, the hotel features a fully equipped rooftop fitness center, sauna, and indoor heated pool with panoramic views of the city. With two on-site restaurants, guests can savor a variety of culinary options including international cuisine and Brazilian flavors.
Catering to the evolving needs of today’s business traveler, Hilton Porto Alegre offers more than 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting space for up to 700 attendees. The hotel also provides premium event services with high-speed internet and video conference infrastructure in all meeting spaces.
Located only three miles from Porto Alegre International Airport, Hilton Porto Alegre offers an ideal location for guests visiting the city for business or leisure. The hotel is across from Moinhos shopping mall, a short walk from Moinhos de Vento Park, one of the city’s most famous parks, and five miles from the historic downtown, where guests can visit the Catedral Metropolitana, among other sites.
Hilton Porto Alegre offers guests the confidence of Hilton CleanStay – an industry-leading standard of cleanliness and disinfection, and is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 18 world-class brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount and free standard Wi-Fi.
“We are proud to be working with the Zaffari group on the debut of our first Hilton hotel in the State of Rio Grande do Sul,” said Juan Corvinos, senior vice president, development, architecture and construction, Caribbean and Latin America, Hilton. “With this addition, Hilton’s presence in Brazil has more than tripled over the last five years, further cementing our commitment to introducing Hilton’s portfolio of brands across South America’s largest economy.”
Hilton currently has a portfolio of nearly 180 hotels and resorts in the Caribbean and Latin America, with more than 10 properties welcoming guests in Brazil, including the recently opened Almenat Embu das Artes, Tapestry Collection by Hilton and Canopy by Hilton São Paulo Jardins – both representing brand debuts in South America. Hilton continues to pursue additional growth opportunities in the Caribbean and Latin America and currently has a robust pipeline of approximately 110 hotels throughout the region, including approximately 10 projects across Brazil. These include Hilton’s plans to introduce two new brands to Brazil: Motto by Hilton and Tru by Hilton.