Two New Hotels in the Barceló Group

Costa Rica will have two new hotels from the Spanish chain, one in Jacó in late 2010 and the other in Guanacaste in 2011.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


The construction of the 150-room Barceló Jacó Beach Hotel is scheduled to open in late 2010 and the 248-room Barceló Playa Azul Hotel in Guanacaste will open its doors in late 2011. They will involve investments of $64.5 million and $237 million, respectively.

Both hotels will be marketed under the Barceló Premium brand.

With these new hotels, Barceló Hotels & Resorts will increase its portfolio in Costa Rica to a total of 6 hotels and 1,319 rooms, making it the third largest country in Latin America in importance for the chain due to the number of hotels.

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The condo-hotel project developed by RG Inmobiliaria will feature a casino, a heliport, and a luxury spa, among others. It is already in the pre-sale stage.

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The multinational company, InterContinental Hotels Group, plans to open two new resort-type hotels in Guanacaste and the Central Pacific.

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This will be the first Wyndham hotel in Nicaragua and its opening is scheduled for 2014, generating nearly 300 local jobs and becoming an anchor project in the Gran Pacifica resort, covering 1,440 hectares with more than four kilometers of beach.

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