Travelers looking for a Rio 2016 Summer Games hotel won't have to look very far when the time comes for the opening of the 2016 Summer Games . The entire city has been undergoing extensive renovation and dozens of new hotels have been springing up around the city, or are slated to open before the landmark Games. It will be the first time the Summer Games will be held in a South American country, and Rio de Janeiro is determined to do its country proud.
2016 Summer Games Hotels
Organizers expect that a minimum of 40,000 hotel rooms will be available to accommodate guests from around the world by the time summer 2016 rolls around. That's roughly a third more than the current number of 29,000 rooms. Multiple hotels have pledged their support, and you can find many a new Rio 2016 Summer Games hotel slated for construction near the village in the Barra da Tijuca neighborhood. Guests can expect many well-organized Rio de Janeiro Summer Games hotel packages to become available as August 2016 approaches.
Among the highly-anticipated hotel openings are two new luxury five-star hotels to be built in Barra da Tijuca, which were recently announced by the Windsor hotel chain. Windsor (pictured at top) already operates a luxury hotel facing Barra Beach, which comes with top-of-the-line amenities such as a 360-degree view from the rooftop terrace, and a luxurious spa and fitness center. The new development will add thousands of new rooms to the current Windsor properties. Hyatt is also expected to open an oceanfront luxury hotel property in Barra da Tijuca, adding a second Grand Hyatt to its properties in Brazil, in addition to the first Hyatt hotel in Sao Paulo. There are also several major chains for travelers looking for a Rio 2016 event hotel around the area, such as Sheraton, Marriott, and others.
If you're looking for Rio de Janeiro Summer Games hotel packages, you may have to be patient a little while longer. Once events have been scheduled and tickets become available, companies will start to offer blocks of tickets to promoters and hotels. Start looking for Rio de Janeiro Summer Games hotel packages about 18 months to 2 years before the 2016 Summer Games. If it is your first time traveling in Brazil, these packages can alleviate the stress of trying to communicate in a foreign country by offering transportation and guidance as you explore Rio de Janeiro.
In the meantime, you may wish to start saving up for your trip. As the 2016 Summer Games will be one of the most anticipated events in Latin America in the next few years, hotel and transportation rates are sure to go up, even if your goal is to stay in a budget hotel or hostel . Staying at a hotel further from Barra da Tijuca and the main event venues may be a good way to save money. In any case, prepare yourself now for sticker shock, and start putting a little extra money aside for the trip of a lifetime.