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Hotel Nacional Rio / Gran Melia Nacional

Gran Melia Nacional

Rio de Janeiro - RJ


Built Area: 80,115.00 sq. mts.

Scope: Architecture and Interiors


The Hotel Nacional retrofit project was challenging in many ways. Closed for over 20 years, the building designed by Oscar Niemeyer was one of the greatest icons of luxury hospitality in Latin America.


The hotel comprises over 80,000 sq. mts. of built area, including a hotel with 550 apartments, restaurants, a convention center and one of the most famous theaters in Rio de Janeiro between the 70s and 90s, host to many national and international stars.


The Brazilian branch of VOA Associates, under the leadership of Eduardo Manzano and Marcos Leite Bastos, was in charge of the building's retrofit project and the interior design project.

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