Kempinski is getting ready to open its first ever South American resort with residences.

The Kempinski Laje de Pedra Hotel & Residences in Canela was built in 1978 and designed by Edgar Graeff, a pupil of Oscar Niemeyer.

The hotel is now well-known far beyond the confines of the Serra Gacha region, having hosted the Mercosur Treaty signing in 1992.

The developers, in collaboration with Kempinski Hotels, want to open the most remarkable luxurious inland resort in Brazil, situated on a cliff in Canela with a breath-taking view over the Vale do Quilombo eco reserve.

By bringing the spirit of this well-known hotel icon into the modern era, and following comprehensive renovation and modernization, it is expected to welcome the first guests in 2024.

Kempinski Hotels CEO Bernold Schroeder said, “After being the absolute place to be in the first decades after its opening, the Laje de Pedra has fallen into a slumber, so to speak, in recent times.”         

“The aim is to bring this historic and architectural icon back to life with our commitment to first-class quality combined with timeless European elegance and to position it as a top destination at the highest level.

Bernold added, “It is an excellent opportunity for us to tackle the South American market with such an exceptional project.”

A total of 360 beautiful and cutting-edge residential apartments, ranging in size from 54 to 290 square metres, will be partially sold, with future owners able to access all of the hotel’s services or rent out their apartment when they are not on site.

– India’s new age travel digital media


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