WORLDHOTELS Signs Agreement With Othon Hotels of Brazil

Aug 24, 2010, 09:00 ET from WORLDHOTELS

NEW YORK, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- WORLDHOTELS, the hotel group for independent hotels and regional brands, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Othon Hotels of Brazil for five new affiliate hotels in Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Belo Horizonte.

These new additions bring the WORLDHOTELS growing global portfolio to 450 affiliate properties in 250 destinations and 65 countries worldwide. In South America, WORLDHOTELS now boasts seven affiliate properties in Brazil (5) and Argentina (2), and is looking to double the number of properties in this region by the end of the year.

Othon Hotels has a diverse, five-brand portfolio of 26 properties with 2,000 guestrooms located in Brazil, Portugal and the United States.

"The five Othon Hotels we are welcoming today are spectacular properties," said Gregory G. Habeeb, senior director of Hotel Development for WORLDHOTELS-The Americas. "We believe these high-visibility hotels will generate regional interest and growth opportunities for our hotel group, and delight our customers from around the world."

Tomas Ramos, commercial director of Othon Hotels, said, "After thoroughly researching both hotel and representation companies, WORLDHOTELS was the logical choice as they offer the most comprehensive set of sales, marketing, reservations and business-building tools available."

About the Hotels

Rio Othon Palace (Rio de Janeiro): As the tallest luxury hotel in the city, all 572 rooms and suites offering spectacular views of Copacabana Beach and Sugar Loaf Mountain. It is one of the Othon's flagship hotels and one of Rio's top luxury hotels.

The Leme Othon Palace (Rio de Janeiro): Refurbished in 2007, this 195-room modern hotel offers irresistible ocean views, complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas, in-room broadband Internet services, as well as a business center and modern convention rooms.

Olinda Othon Classic (Rio de Janeiro): A hidden gem along the Copacabana beachfront, this 100-room hotel's façade and sophisticated interior were renovated in 2006 to recapture the glamour of Rio in the 1940's.

Bahia Othon Palace (Salvador): This property is one of Salvador's most luxurious hotels. Its clever design affords all 265 guest rooms and 13 suites spectacular views of the ocean.

Belo Horizonte Othon Palace (Belo Horizonte): Centrally located in downtown, this 287-room modern, luxury hotel has spectacular views of the Serro do Curral hills, which form the "beautiful horizon" for which the city is named.

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