Last week, part of our team was in Las Vegas, checking out the the Virtuoso Travel Week, a traditional fair of the luxury tourism with the participation of key industry suppliers, in addition to several cool events and an amazing atmosphere!
It was the eighth edition of the event in which Matueté makes presence and our crew came back with lots of awards and fresh news from there …
Among many highlights, its worth to mention the new technology tools to enhance the traveler experience and the focus on the Olympic Games in Rio next year.
1472 appointments in 4 days; a real marathon, but the fair is so dynamic that you don’t even feel it! And the best part was to see almost all of our team being well rewarded in the sweepstakes held throughout the event, ensuring nice benefits for future adventures. Congratulations guys!
We’ll keep all the pleasant memories, the new contacts, partnerships and cannot wait for the next edition!
This Thursday morning we had the dear presence of Rosana Takahashi, account manager of the Belmond group, for a cheerful breakfast here in the office. She shared with us the latest news about the Cataratas Hotel, in Foz do Iguaçu, a true national icon.
Even though Foz do Iguaçu is one of the most popular destinations in the country and the falls one of the 7 wonders of the world, there are still a lot of people who haven’t been to this natural paradise, with its majestic falls, exuberant landscapes, the largest bird park in Brazil and the impressive hydroelectric plant of Itaipu.
But the best part is to enjoy all of this as a guest at the Hotel das Cataratas, the only property located inside the National Park which allows exclusive access for the Brazilian walkways outside of the park hours. This makes an incredible difference in a location visited by tourists all year round.
The Hotel is delightful, with Portuguese colonial style rooms, spacious and rustic, stunning views and also a number of must-see activities such as the boat ride at the full moon, where you’ll be able to see (if lucky) a bright rainbow in the middle of the night!
Thanks a lot Rosana, we cannot wait to visit the Cataratas again and breathe the pure and fresh oxygen over there!
Can you believe that in one year we’ll be celebrating the start of the first Olympic Games in Brazil?
It may seem like there’s still much time left, but you can already feel the Olympic atmosphere raiding a lot of places of Rio de Janeiro and here at Matueté, because if you want to guarantee a good placeto stay (or the best accommodation available), in one of the most exciting sporting events ever, the moment is now!
The construction of the four main areas of the event has already began, as the Deodoro Sports Complex, the Olympic Park and the Regions of Maracanã and Copacabana are almost 85% completed.
The bad news is that it’s not easy to get tickets and a nice place in the sun, since Rio has a surprisingly limited number of hotels and even more limited when it comes to luxury hotels. As a pre-condition for Rio winning the Olympics bid, the local government had to secure that almost 100% of the inventory would be offered to the IOC (International Olympic Committee) and their sponsors.
But do not worry, because here in Matueté, we are pretty cautious and still have great options of apartments, penthouses and incredible Villas available for the game period, all you have to do is check out our website, select the one that suits you and also the events that would like to attend.