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Tue, 1 December 2015

Oetker Collection Expands to Americas

The Oetker Collection is to expand its portfolio with two new hotels set to launch in São Paulo, Brazil and New York, USA.

The first is Palácio Tangará in South America. Located in the heart of the economic capital of Brazil, São Paulo, Palácio Tangará will open its doors in the spring of 2017.

Built on the grounds of the renowned Burle Marx Park, whose gardens were designed by Roberto Burle Marx, the hotel will offer 141 guestrooms – including 55 suites – all with views overlooking the park.

Leading Brazilian designers William Simonato and Patricia Anastassiadis, who have been entrusted with the interior design, have created a bespoke concept for each space.

An acclaimed chef will lead the hotel’s dining experiences, which will include a signature restaurant, a chef’s table, a bar, a wine cellar, a lobby and lounge bar, all of which will boast outdoor terraces.

Additional facilities will comprise of 11 function rooms, including a ballroom for up to 360 guests with terraces overlooking the park. The fitness centre and spa will feature a private garden, and there will be indoor and outdoor swimming pools as well as a kid’s club.

Timo Gruenert, Chief Financial Officer of Oetker Collection, said, "After our successful partnership in the Caribbean with Eden Rock - St Barths, the re-opening of The Lanesborough earlier this year and the prospect of an opening in New York, we are thrilled to launch a hotel in São Paulo, which is going to have it all: a unique location, an exceptional building, creative cuisine and the legendary Brazilian smile."

Palácio Tangará is owned by an affiliate of an United States-based real estate investment management company. The Tangará name comes from the paradise Tanager of Amazonia, (Tangara Chilensis) a brilliantly multicolored songbird.

‘New York Masterpiece’ – Opening 2018

Further north in the Americas, in Manhattan, Oetker Collection will open a ‘New York Masterpiece’ in the spring of 2018.

Minutes from Central Park, the hotel will be located in the heart of the city, at 550 Madison Avenue, between 55th and 56th Street. Surrounded by the city’s best boutiques and most admired museums, the development is located in the former Sony Tower, originally built as the headquarters of AT&T back in 1984. The 37-storey postmodern skyscraper was created by the famous Philip Johnson and is an iconic New York landmark.

The hotel will feature 170 rooms, including 60 suites set across eight floors. There will be a cozy bar with a lounge area, a gourmet restaurant, a spa, a fitness centre and a 25-metre pool.

Located above the hotel, from floors 21 to 43, the owning company of the building, the Chetrit Group will create a total of 115 luxury apartments to be sold. These apartments, decorated by world famous designer Robert Stern, will be serviced by the hotel once it opens. 

Oetker Collection, New York, Sao Paulo

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