Marriott International and MARAEY - Brazil’s main tourist-residential sustainable project - have signed an agreement to bring the first Ritz-Carlton Reserve to South America. Located in Costa do Sol, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, The Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Maraey will join an exclusive collection of only five Ritz-Carlton Reserve properties globally. Ritz-Carlton Reserves are designed to deliver unexpected adventures and transformative travel experiences. Highly personalised service is centred around human connection while the design is reflective of the history, heritage, and natural environment of the destination, allowing for a culturally immersive stay. The property will consist of 58 unique villas, designed to offer complete privacy and impressive vistas of the ocean and surrounding Atlantic Forest ecosystem.
The villas will be fully sustainable, built from natural certified wood, and elevated from the ground, allowing native vegetation and wildlife to thrive. Resort amenities will include a wellness spa, pools, culinary venues, and a dedicated leisure and sports area. An Environmental Reference Center and native-regeneration nursery will provide further opportunities for guests to connect with the rich and diverse natural environment. 80 residences, offering two-to-five-bedroom accommodations with balconies, private pools, and gardens with a bioclimatic design will also be on offer. The Maraey development will also be home to a JW Marriott All-Inclusive resort and the world’s first Rock In Rio branded Autograph Collection.