MACAE, Brazil

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the opening of Hyatt Place Macaé in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro.

Hyatt Place Macaé is the first ocean-front Hyatt Place hotel in Latin America and the second Hyatt Place hotel in Brazil, joining Hyatt Place São José do Rio Preto, which opened in November 2016.

The hotel is part of a larger master development agreement between Hyatt affiliates and Elandis to develop a total of nine Hyatt Place hotels across Brazil.

"We're delighted to expand the Hyatt Place brand into Macaé and are sure that both business and leisure travelers will appreciate the innovative service concept and modern design offered by Hyatt Place Macaé," said Luciano Julio, regional director of operations in Latin America, Hyatt Place and Hyatt House. "This opening will mark the fourth Hyatt property in the country and the Hyatt Place brand's second hotel in Brazil, which strengthens Hyatt's position in both primary and secondary cities within the country."

Hyatt Place Macaé features 141 guest rooms; 24/7 Gallery Market, offering grab-and-go items; Coffee to Cocktails Bar; a rooftop pool with ocean views; and 24/7 fitness and business centers.

The property also features nearly 1,600 square feet of meeting and event space across three rooms.

Elandis led the design, planning and construction of the property with Hyatt employing more than 40 associates to manage and operate the hotel.

"We are excited to see this hotel becoming a reality under our joint venture with Hyatt and looking forward to see Macaé grow as a business and leisure tourism destination," said Alexandros Kallantzis, Head of Brazil, Elandis. "We are proud of having successfully delivered the project on schedule and on budget."

Located 110 miles northeast of Rio de Janeiro, Macaé is known as the "National Petroleum Capital" of Brazil and maintains a robust offshore oil industry that brings executives from around the globe to the city for business.