Kempinski Hotels to open resurrected hotel in Canela, Brazil by 2024
Kempinski Hotels has resurrected historic hotel, Kempinski Laje de Pedra Hotels & Residences in Canela, Brazil. Built in 1978, the hotel is known far beyond the borders of the Serra Gaúcha region, since it was here in 1992 that the Mercosur Treaty was signed.
Bernold Schroeder, Chief Executive Officer ad interim and Chairman of the Management Board of Kempinski Hotels, said:
"The aim is to bring this historic and architectural icon back to life with our commitment to first-class quality combined with timeless European elegance and to position it as a top destination at the highest level. It is an excellent opportunity for us to tackle the South American market with such an exceptional project."
Situated on a cliff in Canela in the Serra Gaúcha region, the plan includes the extensive renovation and modernization of the hotel with an expectation to open it by 2024. Canela is one of the most attractive inland regions in Brazil, with easy access to exclusive wineries, to gaucho canyons and to Campos de Cima da Serra.
360 residential suites between 54- 290 square metres will be partially sold, with future owners able to use all of the hotel's services or rent out their apartment temporarily. The hotel will feature international restaurants and bars, such as a steakhouse or an Italian enoteca, as well as the Roof Top Lounge or the Bar with an open fireplace. The resort will also offer the 1,000-square-metre fitness centre, the spa, the Kids Club and the heated rooftop pool, in addition to meeting and conference rooms, as well as the resort's own theatre.