The 13-story Trump Rio has been slated for a 2016 launch, in time for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
The 171-guestroom offering is not only the first Trump hotel in South America but is also the only luxury hotel being readied for the Jardim Oceanico in the borough of Barra da Tijuca.
“With the Barra da Tijuca hosting most of the venues of the 2016 Summer Olympics as well as Jardim Oceanico's perfect mix of modernity and nature, the area is poised to emerge as the heart of Rio de Janeiro,” said Donald Trump Jr., executive vice president of development and acquisitions of The Trump Organization.
“This is an exciting time to develop our first project in South America and the perfect location to do so,” he added.
The Trump Rio will boast 11 spacious suites, ranging from 1,200 to 1,800 square feet, will feature private plunge pools and private patios with an ocean view. The capacious Presidential Suite will offer 2,992 square feet of space.
Trump Hotel Collection has set out to acquire 30 properties by 2020, according to the firm’s COO. It opened its first Latin American property, Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower Panama, in 2011, and developments are currently underway in Vancouver and Washington, D.C.