Hill International’s subsidiary Engineering S.A. has been awarded a contract from a Hyatt affiliate to provide construction management services for the new Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
The new hotel, located in the exclusive Barra da Tijuca beach area, will have 436 rooms, including 43 suites.
The hotel will be the first Hyatt hotel in Rio de Janeiro and the second Hyatt hotel in Brazil. The opening date is expected to be during the third quarter of 2015, in time for the 2016 Olympic Games.
"The gratification resulting from this new project is twofold: first for the confidence placed in us by our client and second for being a part of a major project that will contribute to the change that Rio de Janeiro is going through for the upcoming 2016 Olympics," said José Manuel Albaladejo Cañedo-ArgÃ¼elles, Vice President in charge of Latin America for Hill’s Project Management Group.