Marriott International Signs Agreement with PGA Hotel Management Group to Debut First Westin Hotels & Resorts All-Inclusive Property in South America
Marriott International, Inc. today announced it has signed an agreement with PGA Hotel Management Group to introduce the first Westin all-inclusive resort to South America. Expected to welcome its first guests in September 2021, the Westin Porto de Galinhas will serve as the first Westin Hotels & Resorts-branded property in Brazil after undergoing an extensive renovation.
“We are delighted to work with PGA Hotel Management Group to introduce the Westin all-inclusive brand extension and its signature wellbeing offering to one of the most beautiful areas in the northeastern coast of Brazil,” said Laurent de Kousemaeker, Chief Development Officer, Caribbean and Latin America, Marriott International. “After introducing Marriott’s all-inclusive platform, in August 2019, we are excited to see its expansion from Mexico and the Caribbean into Central America and now South America.”
Set on 215,000 square feet of oceanfront property, the Westin Porto de Galinhas is located on one of the most famous beaches in Northeast Brazil and only minutes from Porto de Galinhas’ charming tourist center. The resort is slated to feature 128 rooms and 36 spacious suites, some of which will include private decks and jacuzzis. The property is set to include five pools treated with state-of-the-art UV technology with direct access to the beach and an exclusive luxury spa. Plans also call for adult and children’s programming seven days a week and quality food and beverage offerings.
“We are very excited to work with Marriott International and bring the Westin brand and the all-inclusive premium concept to Porto de Galinhas – a destination that already stands out not only for its natural beauty, but for its hospitality,” said Eduardo Malheiros, CEO, PGA Group.
Given growing demand for premium and luxury all-inclusive stays, Marriott International launched its all-inclusive platform in 2019 leveraging eight of its 30 global iconic brands. The Westin brand has been hospitality’s global leader in wellness for more than a decade and is poised to introduce a new level of wellness to travelers in the destination. The all-inclusive brand extension of the iconic Westin brand will offer a nature-inspired design – remaining true to its brand promise of bringing guests closer to outdoor living.
Currently, Marriott International operates 13 hotels in Brazil under the JW Marriott, Marriott Hotels, Sheraton, Renaissance, Autograph Collection, Four Points by Sheraton, Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn and Marriott Executive Apartments brands.
About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 7,600 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 133 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company offers Marriott Bonvoy™, its highly-awarded travel program. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.
About Westin Hotels & Resorts
Westin Hotels & Resorts, hospitality’s global leader in wellness for more than a decade, empowers guests to transcend the rigors of travel while on the road through the brand’s Six Pillars of Well-being: Sleep Well, Eat Well, Move Well, Feel Well, Work Well, and Play Well. At 225 hotels and resorts in nearly 40 countries and territories guests can experience wellness offerings that include the brand’s iconic and award-winning Heavenly Bed, a game-changing gear lending program, TRX fitness equipment in the signature WestinWORKOUT™ Fitness Studios, delicious and nutritious menu offerings, and more. Stay connected to Westin on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Westin is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com.
About PGA Hotel Management Group
The Pernambuco-based PGA group, which operates in the construction, hospitality, foreign trade and restaurant sectors, opened its first hotel, Porto de Galinhas Praia Hotel, in 2008. The company has played an important role to consolidate the touristic destination of Porto de Galinhas working in close association with the destination´s official entities. PGA has been acknowledged by its philosophy of excellence that implies providing consistently levels of personalized services and innovative ways to improve the quality of customer service.
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