Marriott International has detailed plans to open its first luxury property in Brazil with the debut of the W Sao Paulo.

Set for completion in 2021, the 179-room hotel is located in the city's Vila Olimpia business district, in proximity to Sao Paulo's upscale JK Iguatemi shopping area. It will house 179 rooms, including two WOW suites and one ultra-luxe Extreme WOW suite.

The property will feature two dining options, with a Living Room bar at lobby level and a second venue located on the rooftop, offering expansive city views. The W Sao Paulo's rooftop will also boast an infinity edge pool.

Additional hotel amenities include a fitness center and more than 16,000 square feet of event and meetings space.

The W Sao Paulo is being developed by HBR Realty. The hotel will mark Marriott's 7th W property in the Caribbean and Latin America region, joining W outposts in Santiago, Chile; Mexico City and Punta de Mita, Mexico; Panama City, Panama; and Bogota, Colombia; as well as Cabo Velas, Costa Rica, which is set to open before the end of the year.

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