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New and future hotel openings in Rio

Old Feb 28, 15, 7:00 am
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New and future hotel openings in Rio

With the 2016 Olympics in Rio, several new hotels are opening. Please add to the list.

1- Hyatt (2015)

http://riodejaneiro.grand.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html

2 - Holliday Inn (2016)

http://loyaltylobby.com/2014/02/27/i...2016-olympics/
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Old Feb 28, 15, 10:09 am
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Interesting. Rio certainly has a shortage of hotel rooms, particularly for popular events.

The port area, rich in history, is indeed being heavily renovated, but would still not be my choice for a stay. A bit isolated. http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nati...le1967611.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/09/wo...past.html?_r=0
Here's a video showing the renovation plan: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DiIjziNenSo

The Hyatt in Barra de Tijuca might be convenient for the Olympics. Otherwise, Barra is out-of-the-way for sightseeing because of traffic. Transportation projects may or may not be completed in time.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...ises/23942105/
These projects displaced many of Rio's poorest, with little notice, no recourse for protest, and no relocation help.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-13957096
http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...ansed-olympics

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Old Feb 28, 15, 8:40 pm
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3 - Trump Hotel in Barra

http://www.trumphotelcollection.com/rio-de-janeiro/

4 - Arena Hotel, Leme

https://www.facebook.com/ArenaLemeHotel
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Old Mar 8, 15, 1:18 pm
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Originally Posted by VidaNaPraia View Post
Interesting. Rio certainly has a shortage of hotel rooms, particularly for popular events.

The port area, rich in history, is indeed being heavily renovated, but would still not be my choice for a stay. A bit isolated. http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nati...le1967611.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/09/wo...past.html?_r=0
Here's a video showing the renovation plan: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DiIjziNenSo

The Hyatt in Barra de Tijuca might be convenient for the Olympics. Otherwise, Barra is out-of-the-way for sightseeing because of traffic. Transportation projects may or may not be completed in time.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...ises/23942105/
These projects displaced many of Rio's poorest, with little notice, no recourse for protest, and no relocation help.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-13957096
http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...ansed-olympics
Give that Rio's Guanabara bay is a sewage dump that won't get cleaned up any time soon, I don't know how much that port rehab will help...
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Old Mar 8, 15, 2:55 pm
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Originally Posted by Palal View Post
Give that Rio's Guanabara bay is a sewage dump that won't get cleaned up any time soon, I don't know how much that port rehab will help...
The bay is a closed body of water with a very narrow neck to the sea, and lined by a heavily populated urban area, much of which has an inadequate or non-existent sewage system. Even in those neighborhoods that have some sort of sewage system flood during the frequent, regular heavy rains, and then the streets are running with raw sewage, which then runs into the bay or the sea. It's been polluted for decades. The showers on the popular swimming beaches that front the ocean have also been shown to be polluted, and the sand there has a high level of fecal colliform. Installing a functional sewage system for every neighborhood in the greater Rio area, to prevent further pollution of the bay and ocean would require a major and expensive infrastructure overhaul, a huge and widespread construction project. That was never a reality possible before the Olympics, no matter what anyone promised. So how do you clean up existing pollution when more is pouring in every hour?
But since little of that shows, and even less so to tourists, why not pour money into tarting up what you can, seems to be the local thinking?
And how long will the money funding the UPPs (police posts in poor communities) last after the Olympic tourists go home?

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