The historic Laje de Pedra Hotel in the Serra Gaucha region.
The luxury European brand is making a splash in Brazil with the renovation of the historic Laje de Pedra Hotel in the Serra Gaucha region.
The deal was part of a mission to open up and develop the Brazilian market for Kempinski, in partnership with LDP Canela S/A.
The hotel has an imposing modernist architecture, built in 1978 according to plans by Oscar Niemeyer’s disciple Edgar Graeff. The impressive site in Canela showcases a spectacular view over the Quilombo Valley on top of a 400 m cliff. After extensive modernisation to carry the spirit of this well-known property into the present, Kempinski Laje De Pedra Hotel & Residences is scheduled to open in 2024.
The hotel’s attractions will include four restaurants, including a steakhouse in a modern Gaucho style and an Italian enoteca, five international bars with spacious terraces and unique views, plus a wine bar and a rooftop bar with an open fireplace.
Entertainment and relaxation for guests comes in the form of a 1,000 sq m gym, a sophisticated European-standard spa, a Kids Club and a rooftop heated pool. The project will include meeting and conference rooms, as well as a hotel theatre.
Opening Date: 2024