(25/01/23) Marriott has signed the first Ritz-Carlton Reserve in South America.
The luxury property will be part of Maraey, a tourist-residential sustainable project in Costa do Sol (Sun Coast) in the municipality of Maricá, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Maraey will join an exclusive collection of just five other Ritz-Carlton Reserve properties globally, with the others located in: Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, Puerto Rico and Mexico.
Construction of the Brazilian property is scheduled to start in the second half of this year.
The Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Maraey, Maricá, Brazil
“We are thrilled to bring the exclusivity of Ritz-Carlton Reserve to Brazil, creating a new luxury destination for our discerning guests in South America. The property is an important addition as we build out our luxury presence in the region,” said Laurent de Kousemaeker, Chief Development Officer for Marriott International in the Caribbean and Latin America.
The Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Maraey will feature 58 villas designed to offer complete privacy and impressive vistas of the ocean and surrounding Atlantic Forest ecosystem.
Measuring 90 to 155 sqm in size, the villas will be fully sustainable and built from natural certified wood. They will also be elevated from the ground, allowing native vegetation and wildlife to thrive. Each will feature a private pool measuring up to 60 sqm.
Resort amenities are expected to include a wellness spa, pools, a dedicated leisure and sports area, as well as a variety of F&B options.
An Environmental Reference Center and native-regeneration nursery will provide further opportunities for guests to connect with the rich and diverse natural environment.
The property will also feature 80 Ritz-Carlton two to five-bedroom Residences ranging in size from 250 to 520 sqm with balconies, private pools, and gardens with a bioclimatic design.
The residences will also include quarters for staff and two to four garage spaces.
The residential complex will house various leisure and sports areas, including a gym, event and grilling spaces, pools, sports fields, meeting and home-office rooms, a spa and beach club.
Residents will also be able to enjoy highly personalized services, such as a chef and butler at the residences, and more than 400 metres of beachfront.
“Welcoming Ritz-Carlton Reserve to South America is a milestone for tourism in Brazil, establishing a new paradigm for the market,” said Maraey’s CEO, Emilio Izquierdo. “For us at Maraey, the partnership brings the perfect balance between ultra-luxury travel and the rare natural heritage of one of the most biodiverse countries on the planet. We will combine the forest, ocean, and lagoon, elements of a unique scenic assemble, with the most exclusive and sophisticated guest experience imaginable.”