|Still investment required in Brazil for FIFA World Cup 2014 and Olympia 2016.|
Sunday, 3rd June 2012
Source : TOPHOTELPROJECTS
The two biggest sport events on the planet are causing huge investments in Brazil: According to an analysis conducted by Germany Trade & Invest approximately 40 billion Euro in 12 cities are expected to be invested for the FIFA World Cup and for the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Infrastructure investment plans include airports, stadiums, local public traffic, security, energy, environmental technology as well as hotels. An analysis carried out by TOPHOTELPROJECTS, the leading online database for global hotel construction projects, revealed that currently 18 new international first class and luxury hotels with about 2,800 guest rooms are in the development pipeline.
The largest hotel construction project on register is the Sheraton Hotel and Convention Center in Reserva do Paiva with 289 rooms (TOPHOTELPROJECTS Nr. 12716); the opening in expected for spring 2014.
One of the most outstanding projects is the entire renovation of the Copacabana Palace Hotel by Orient Express, one of the most prestigious hotel groups of the world. The luxury resort with 96 rooms and suites (TOPHOTELPROJECTS Nr. 13793) in prime location at the famous beaches near Rio de Janeiro will be back for bookings by October this year.
Another ambitious first class hotel project is the new building of the Missoni hotel on Cajabaíba Island near the coastal city Salvador. This prime fashion hotel by the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group will offer 70 rooms, 48 suites and 32 exclusive villas. The opening is scheduled for early 2014.
Currently two Missoni hotels are on the market in Edinburgh and Kuwait City. Four new Missoni hotels are in the pipeline in Belek/Turkey, Jebel Sifah/Oman, Doha/Qatar and Mauritius.
Also Hilton, Accor (with its Pullman brand) and the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG – with its hotel brand Holiday Inn Express) are strongly investing in new hotels in Brazil.
Brazil is under pressure with the preparations of the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and Olympics 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. The study “Brazil 2014/2016” by German Trade & Invest presents the current preparation stage in 12 cities and prognosticates investment costs amount to 40 billion Euro for airports, stadiums, local public traffic, security and economy technology.
The most expensive public transport projects will be the monorail construction works in São Paulo and Manaus. São Paulo currently does not offer traffic connections to the public transportation system neither from the Congonhas airport nor to the Morumbi stadium. Similar problems can be experienced in the Amazonian metropolis Manaus. Fortaleza and Brasília also got the go-ahead for the installation of electric tram transportation projects. The German corporation Siemens is competing for all these projects. Also the French government positions their companies in Brasília through partial financing of the local tram business.
The most expensive stadium projects are the World Cup football arenas in Brasília and Fortaleza as well as the Olympia sport ground in Rio de Janeiro. “Green” stadium projects in reference to their energy supply and sanitary installations are planned in Manaus, Cuiabá, Fortaleza and Natal. Apart from the architects from gmp - who are in charge of the arenas in Brasília, Belo Horizonte, São Paulo and Manaus - the architects Schulitz+Partner - having designed the football stadium in Salvador – to German bring in their expertise as well.
The general idea behind all development plans is to revitalise the cities centres that have been abandoned by the middle class in the past. In the coastal cities Fortaleza. Salvador, Natal and Rio de Janeiro the city planners want to make the waterside promenade much more attractive. Rio and Porto Alegre pursue ambitiously projects to transform the deserted docks and harbour piers into stylish urban quarters with gastronomy and cultural facilities.
In Cuiabá a shortage of medical care and water supply has been identified. The capital Brasília also needs to increase their range of leisure and gastronomy facilities. During the Olympics a significant shortage of available hotel rooms is expected in Belo Horizonte, Cuiabá, Recife, Manaud as well as Rio.