Fabulous New Boutique Spa-Hotel in Rio De Janeiro. R$9.5M

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This stunning boutique hotel is located just 80kms from Rio De Janeiro in the Ponta Negra neighbourhood of Marica. It is a 1hr 20 minute drive from the capital and the resort is very popular for middle class cariocas during the summer season.

This Spa Hotel and Wellness center is perched on a cliff-top providing spectacular coastal views and fantastic facilities for pampering guests with spa,sauna,massage,fitness,yoga,detox menu and lots of fresh,clean air and tranquility. 

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The offer includes-

I) HOTEL & SPA (Fully operational and opened since the end December 2016)

With more than 2.000 m2, divided into 2 buildings.

Including 20 apartments, all with ocean views, a 20 m infinity pool, 150 m2 of state-of-the-art gymnasium, two spa rooms, a hammam, a 100m2 playground, a bar / restaurant and a kitchen.

The Hotel has 14 employees


II) RESIDENTIAL HOTEL (Project approved):

 13.000m2 Land Parcel next door with an apart-hotel project approved by the City Hall 

The project has 41 luxury units.

Including 22 apartments with 1 bedroom (70m2 + 20m2 balcony), 15 apartments with 2 bedrooms (100m2 + 30m2) and 4 duplexes with 3 bedrooms (170m2 + 55m2).This hotel complex will also feature a tennis court,large restaurant,shops and oceanfront bar.

The 41 units can be built for off-plan re-sale with fractional ownership with the existing hotel management in place to service the business. The project can also be modified to increase the number of hotel rooms.

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The owner of the property + project is a fitness guru from New York who exacted very high standards for the style and quality of the hotel. It is the only hotel of this standard between Rio de Janeiro / Niteroi and Búzios (110km from Ponta Negra) and provides a great opportunity for a hotel chain,independent investor to take the complex to the next level with expansion of rooms and additional facilities.

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Please contact me for more information about this very special opportunity.

Mike Smith

Hotel Broker in Brazil

E-mail- mikesmithbrazil@gmail.com

Cell- 55 84 99993 8936





Brazilian Hotel Performance. North-East Brazil Way On Top in 2018

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The Brazilian Hotel Sector showed definite signs of recovery in the first 2 months of 2018 and it is the North-East of Brazil ( most notably Fortaleza, Salvador and Recife ) where improvement is most pronounced judging by the 3 main hotel performance metrics ( according to the FOHB study on Hotel Performance in Brazil )

Occupancy Rate for Brazilian Hotels in January & February 2018

The North-East collectively posted a 70% Occupancy rate,up from 64%in 2017 way out performing the other regions of the country where the average as a whole was 54%. The top 3 cities in brazil all resided in the sun drenched North-East with Fortaleza coming top at 80%,and  Recife and Salvador each posting 72%. Rio De Janeiro in contrast posted an O.C rate of 59% in the first 2 months of this year.

Average Daily Rate for Brazilian Hotels in January & February 2018

Of the 14 state capitals featured in the study only 3 cities posted increases in ADR from 2017 to 2018, 2 of which were Recife and Fortaleza.The average rate in Recife was R$212 (up 6.5%) and Fortaleza R$223 (up 0.2%) Campinas and Manaus posted the biggest falls in ADR (17% + 8.8% respectively)

Rev Par for Brazilian Hotels in January & February 2018

The 3 big cities of North-East Brazil again came up trumps in revenue per room figures with Salvador posting an increase of 17.9%,Fortaleza 12.4% and Recife 12.9%. Fortaleza far outstripped any other city in the country with a RevPar of R$180 per room in the first 2 months of this year.

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The North-East of Brazil is likely to continue its upward trajectory in the hotel sector as the Brazilian economy improves. It remains the favourite destination for sun and beach vacations for its huge domestic population (200 million Brazilians) with all year round sunshine,warm weather and sensational beaches.There is also a significant and growing number of south american visitors from especially Argentina and Chile and more direct,charter flights from Europe and North America.

For more information on Hotel Investment Opportunities in Fortaleza/ 


To see the latest hotels for sale in Brazil in April 2018/ 


5 small beachfront hotels for sale in North-East Brazil/ 


Mike is a Hotel Broker in Brazil and offers Hotel Investment Opportunities through the country including in the key cities featured in this article,Fortaleza,Recife and Salvador.


Brazil Hotel Market - 54 New Hotels/10,591 New Rooms in 2018

Brazil has been on the world-stage as of late, largely due to hosting the World Cup in 2014 and the Summer Olympics in 2016.

Whenever a country plays host to these honors, it must increase its hospitality infrastructure, adding many new hotels and rooms in order to accommodate a sudden influx of guests. Brazil was no exception undergoing a massive wave of growth in the lead up to those two world-famous sporting events.

The growth for Brazil, however, has also continued. Brazil is poised to have one of its most significant hotel construction years yet in 2018. The database currently shows that there are 54 new hotels in Brazil’s project pipeline, and when they are completed they will yield a total of 10,591 new rooms for guests.

Of these 54 hotels, 34 are currently slated to be finished in 2018. This will result in one of the biggest years for the country’s hospitality sector in decades. With that in mind, it’s important for savvy hotel owners and operators to stay abreast of some of the hottest projects coming soon to Brazil.

New Hotels in Brazil

Fairmont Copacabana

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This hotel will be located in glamorous Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2018, and when it does, it will feature 400 rooms for guests. It has a prime location in the city, one that will help it with visibility. In addition to fully renovated hotel rooms, this project features an 800-seat convention hall. There is also a new pool area with private lounges that overlooks Copacabana Beach, plus a new luxury spa that has a private VIP suite, as well as individual and couples cabins.


Transamerica Executive Alphaville Rio Costa Do Sol


This hotel will be opening in the second quarter of 2018, and when it does it will feature 360 rooms for guests. It also has a stylish exterior and all of the amenities guests have come to expect from a luxury property. It is part of the Alphamondo development.


Bristol Stadium Hotel

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This hotel is located in Belo Horizonte, in Brazil’s interior, rather than on its coast as many of the premiere hotel developments are. It is slated for completion in the second quarter of 2018. It will have 337 total rooms for guests.


Innside By Melia Barra

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This glamorous project is lined up to be finished in the third quarter of 2018. It will be adjacent to the Hotel Melia Paiva, and it will feature 280 total rooms for guests.


Iberostar Magia Maceio


This is a hotel and resort, which will have 240 rooms for guests, is located in Brazil’s Alagoas region. It will feature suites and a public area that includes pools, a bar, a spa and a fitness center, as well as four meeting spaces, a mini market, and several retail shops. It will also offer four restaurants with cuisine that spans the globe, including a full-service buffet and Japanese, Italian and Mediterranean eateries.

Please contact me for more information on the Brazilian Hotel Market including the latest hotel investment opportunities in 2018

Mike Smith

Brazilian Hotel Broker

Mail- mikesmithbrazil@gmail.com     Tel- 55 84 99993 8936

New York Times Features Brazil Beach House Star Property Today!

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This five-bedroom house is a short walk from a white-sand beach on the northeastern coast of Brazil, about 30 miles from the popular tourist destination of Natal. Built in 2006, it is part of a small gated development of 16 homes called Quintas do Coqueiral.

The 4,300-square-foot house sits on about 1.2 acres covered in palm trees and grass. Visitors enter through two large wood doors, framed by pillars. The double-height foyer opens to a living room and covered patio. There is a pool and Jacuzzi in the back yard, with a wooden deck.

The floors on the ground level are white marble concrete, a form of concrete with sand and marble grains mixed in, said Mike Smith, owner of Brazil Beach House, the company marketing the property. The doors and windows are trimmed in Brazilian hardwood, and the exposed beams and pillars are eucalyptus, Mr. Smith said.

From the foyer, stairs lead to a mezzanine level currently being used as an office. There is an open-air deck off the mezzanine.

All the bedrooms are on the ground floor. In one wing, there are two large bedrooms, each with a walk-in closet; the master has sliding glass doors that open to the pool deck. Two smaller bedrooms are in the other wing. All the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms with marble counters.

A dining room, television room and another bathroom are also on the ground floor. The kitchen is off the dining room, overlooking the pool area, and has two refrigerators, an electric drinking fountain and a six-burner stove.

The maid’s quarters, adjacent to the kitchen, include a bedroom, a bathroom and a small attached garage, large enough for a single car. There is also a detached two-car garage on the property.

The furniture is not included in the asking price, but is available for an additional 100,000 Brazilian real (or about $31,000), Mr. Smith said.

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The property is about a half mile from the village of Maracajaú, a popular spot for diving. Natal, about a 45-minute drive from the house, is the capital of the state of Rio Grande do Norte, with a population of about 850,000. The closest airport is the Governador Aluízio Alves International Airport in São Gonçalo do Amarante, about 25 miles away, but most international flights are routed through Rio de Janeiro or São Paulo.


Brazil is coming out of a lengthy recession following years of political turmoil. Home prices fell 3.23 percent in 2017 and 5.38 percent in 2016, when inflation is factored in, according to the FipeZap Index, which tracks sales in 20 Brazilian cities.

In recent years, “supply exceeded demand considerably,” said Andreas Hahn, a senior partner with Hahn Consulting, in São Paulo. But lower prices and an improving economy are bringing buyers back to the market, he said. And Brazil’s economy is expected to grow 1.9 percent in 2018, according to the International Monetary Fund.

“For the first time in several years, the Brazilian real estate economy is returning to an equilibrium state,” with supply and demand in better balance, Mr. Hahn said.

Sales in the middle-price range were hardest hit by the downturn, said Marcello Romero, chief executive of Bossa Nova Sotheby’s International Realty, in São Paulo. The lower end of the market was boosted by government subsidies, he added, while the high end was less affected.

In São Paulo, where he is based, the volume of sales was up 46.1 percent in 2017 compared with a year earlier, according to data from Secovi, a property industry association.

“We think that the worst moment is over,” Mr. Romero said. “Especially in the major cities, most of the developers are preparing their launches soon.”

Although there is no official data available on sales in the Natal area, agents said prices have fallen between 10 and 20 percent in the last three years.

“The northeast is more of a holiday marketplace,” said Steve Gallagher, owner of Brazil Overseas Property, and was therefore more vulnerable when the economy slowed. “Political uncertainty,” he said, also plays a major role in the market, as potential buyers await the results of the presidential elections later this year.

“I expect confidence to grow within the market at the beginning of 2019,” Mr. Gallagher said. “And we should see property prices increasing steadily from then on.”

There are already signs the market is picking up, Mr. Smith said. “The last quarter of 2017 saw the first signs of growth.”

In the last five years, the value of the Brazilian real has dropped by almost 40 percent against the American dollar, he said, making Brazilian real estate more affordable for buyers from the United States.

In the Natal area, he added, homes in gated communities priced between $150,000 and $600,000 are the most popular with foreign buyers.


The northeastern coast primarily attracts “new buyers, mover-uppers and second-home buyers,” Mr. Gallagher said.

And foreigners make up about 25 to 30 percent of the buyers on the coast, said Mr. Smith, who primarily works with foreign prospects. Of his clientele, about 20 percent are from Portugal, he said, with buyers from Italy, Spain, Scandinavia, the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada each making up about 10 percent of his business.

International buyers represent about 10 percent of the Brazilian real estate market over all, Mr. Hahn said.


There are no restrictions on foreigners buying property in Brazil, except in rural or border areas, said Juliano Ribeiro Lomonte, a real estate lawyer based in Natal. But foreigners do need to obtain a tax registration number, known as a CPF, to buy property.

Buyers typically make a 20 percent down payment, and the final deed is signed in front of a notary. “The whole process normally takes between 30 to 60 days,” Mr. Smith said.

The transaction is straightforward, but buyers should hire a lawyer to oversee the process, agents said. “A lot of times sellers don’t know about the taxes or restrictions on the land,” Mr. Lomonte said.


Brazil tourism site: visitbrasil.com

Brazil government portal: brasil.gov.br/

Real estate price index: fipezap.zapimoveis.com.br/


Portuguese; Brazilian real (1 real = $.31)


There is local transfer tax of 3 percent on this property, and notary fees are usually about 2.5 to 3 percent of the sale price, Mr. Smith said. A lawyer might charge $2,000 to $5,000, he said, depending on the property and the lawyer.

Agents’ fees are usually about 6 percent of the sale price, Mr. Gallagher said, but they are paid by the seller.


The annual property taxes on this home are 2,000 Brazilian real (or about $615), and there is a homeowners’ association fee of 1,300 real (or $400) a month, Mr. Smith said.


Mike Smith, Brazil Beach House, 011-55-84-99993-8936; brazilbeachhouse.com


Stunning Beachfront Hotel / Resort For Sale in Santo André -Bahia


Having operated as a 6 star hotel, this unique property featured as Condé Nast´s most exclusive resort in Latin America.

This is a unique opportunity for either a professional hotel group or a private buyer looking for an exclusive beachfront estate.

Over 300 metres of beachfront and large constructed areas, built at the absolute highest standards, specifically for beachfront living. The construction itself today would cost over USD 5000 per square meter, as it boasts enormous beams of Brazilian hardwood (today impossible to find), a special intelligent tunnel in the foundation of the house for easy access to hydraulic and electricity network and special ventilation. Imported materials. Built by one of the world´s most renowned architects/engineers.


 48 hectares (480,000 m2) Land Parcel with 5.6 Hectares designated for Hotel.

Existing 11 Room Hotel  ( formerly Toca Do Marlin ) with 2,700m2 construction encompassing 2 buildings, interconnected, including 11 suites, varanda, reception, offices, stores, restaurant, bar, powder rooms, kitchen, freezers, storage area, working patio, swimming pool, heating system area.

Expansion project in 2 phases, adding each one 14 suites ( pre-approved by government and environmental agencies.

 GUAIU DEVELOPMENT intend to have an airport landing area finished (nearby ) by the end of 2018. A Marina will be finished later next year.

Santo André is the new kid on the block in Bahia..just 20 kms north of Porto Seguro, also accessible with ferry cross over.It is billed as becoming the next Trancoso with prices still a fraction of the price (1/5 approximately)

Asking Price;  $8 Million USD


Hotels For Sale in Rio De Janeiro / Brazil in 2018


Hotel Opportunities for 2017/18

Rio De Janeiro / Brazil

3-5 Star / 80-250 rooms- Unflagged

Copacabana, Ipanema, Barra da Tijuca, Botafogo, Gloria, Lapa and Centro districts.

See more information on the hotel industry in Rio on this video;


Contact me directly for general / specific requests; Mike Smith 55 84 99993 8936   /   mikesmithbrazil@gmail.com

Biggest Aquarium in South America in Need of Private Investor. Fortaleza City / Ceara


The biggest aquarium in South America in the heart of Fortaleza City is now open for private investors to complete the project and participate in the tremendous potential of the city renowned as the ¨Miami of Brazil¨

The aquarium will house 500 species of marine life with 4 floors overlooking the ocean.It is designed as a state of the art aquarium with submarine simulators,submerged tunnels and 4D movie theaters.

Fortaleza; The Miami of Brazil

-City Population of 3 million. The 5th biggest city in Brazil

-3 million tourists annually attracted to all-year round sunshine and beautiful beaches.

-Private International Airport with direct flights to the U.S and Europe 

-Attracting serious international investment in solar energy(Brazil´s biggest producer)and its offshore hub port and industrial complex in Pecem.  


The Project


-Prominent location on the main boardwalk of the city

-$43 million USD already invested in the project

-21,500 m2 of construction area

-75% of structure completed

-State Government Incentives for investors including access to land for hotel development close-by.


We have a direct line to the principal decision makers for this project and can facilitate the official introductions and open doors to divulge classified information for qualified interested parties.

Please contact me for additional information.

Mike Smith

Licensed Broker in Brazil

E-mail; mikesmithbrazil@gmail.com

Phone; 55 84 99993 8936 / whatsapp




5 Profitable BeachFront Hotels For Sale in North-East Brazil in November 2017


If you are looking for idylic palm fringed tropical beaches,exotic vibrant Brazilian culture,great touristic infrastructure,all year round sunshine and high occupancy rates, the North-East of Brazil is THE place for hotel investment.

Brazil Beach House has built up a fantastic portfolio of both large and small hotel offers on the best beaches of the North-East including Porto Seguro, Trancoso, Praia do Forte, Itacimirim, Ilheus,Morro de Sao Paulo,Pipa,Maragogi and Flexeiras. Here are 5 of the best small beach hotels for sale in Brazil right now with respective links.











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All 5 of these Brazilian beach hotels provide amazing oceanfront settings with close proximity to airports and are on the map nationally and internationally with a high volume of tourists all year round.All 5 have high occupancy rates,are generating profits and are well established in their respective markets.

I have a wide selection of hotels for sale in Brazil to suit all investment requirements so please contact me for more information.

Brazil Beach House Testimonial; Dave From Canada

Dave Parisi

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Lives in Alberta,Canada

Restaurant Owner


I sold my beachfront bar and restaurant in Genipabu, Natal last month with the help of Mike from Brazil Beach House.

I just want to say that he was brilliant from start to finish,from finding the Italian buyer,helping me with the documentation, organizing the overseas transfer to my account and signing off on the deed for me(all while I was enjoying the Canadian summer!)

He was always just one call,mail or message away when I needed him and took a lot of stress off my shoulders by representing me on the ground and making me feel comfortable with the whole process.

He was reliable,professional, attentive and above all a really nice guy to do business with.

If you are thinking of buying or selling a property in Brazil as a foreigner,Mike is the best guy in the field.

  Thanks for everything Mike!