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Water, Water Everywhere at New Beachside Grand Hyatt Rio Residences

Ocean breezes, lagoon views, rooftop pools and wet decks are the hallmarks of the new Grand Hyatt Rio Residences. The remarkable property is located in Rio de Janeiro’s highly-desirable Barra da Tijuca neighborhood, situated between a large lagoon reserve and some of the best beaches in Rio.

The development will host Brazil’s second Grand Hyatt Hotel, now under development with branded residential apartments offered for sale. Located in two symmetrical five-story buildings adjacent to the new 408-room hotel, the residences range from 68-square meter (732 square feet) one-bedrooms to 244-square meter (2626 square feet) two bedrooms, all with generous wrap-around balconies. The top-floor penthouses sprawl up to a four-bedroom layout of 1041 square meters (11,205 square feet) with a private 20-meter (66 foot) lap pools, wooden plank decking, and shallow-water “wet decks” that let residents and their guests relax in a shallow wet environment. Because of the project’s unique location, nearly every residence features an open view over the beach, ocean, or the lagoon reserve.

Given Hyatt’s long focus on architectural design, luxurious modern design is prevalent throughout the residences. Stella Lutterbach Associated Architects is responsible for the architecture, which integrates the indoor and outdoor spaces seamlessly on one level using a floating floor system to capture rainwater, thereby maximizing the integration of outdoor balconies into the living spaces. Lavish baths are designed integrate handsome marble with travertine countertops.

Exceptional hotel amenities will also be offered to the residences, including an extensive fitness center, business center, outdoor entertainment areas and two swimming pools with poolside bar. Owners will also have access to the concierge with the touch of a button, offering everything from private chefs to personal trainers and housekeeping services. And for grand events, the hotel’s ballroom, meeting and function areas can accommodate the most extravagant parties.

The prime site, initially acquired in 2010 by the Hyatt Corporation, is part of Hyatt’s planned expansion in Latin America and Brookfield’s Brazilian division will be responsible for the construction management of the project. Scheduled for completion in 2015, the Grand Hyatt Rio Residences are sure to bring the best of Rio’s beach life home.