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Oetker Collection Expands to Americas

NEW YORK—Oetker Collection has expanded into the Americas with two new projects in New York and São Paulo, Brazil.

Opening in 2017 in Brazil, Palácio Tangará will offer 141 keys including 55 suites. The Tangará name comes from the paradise Tanager of Amazonia, a brilliantly multicolored songbird. The hotel, built in the surroundings of Burle Marx Park, whose gardens were designed by Roberto Burle Marx, will feature interior design by Brazilian interior designers William Simonato and Patricia Anastassiadis. The hotel will also feature a signature restaurant, chef’s table, a bar, a wine cellar, a lobby and lounge bar, all with outdoor terraces. Additional facilities will comprise 11 function rooms, including a ballroom for up to 360 guests with terraces overlooking the park. The fitness center and spa will have a private garden and there will be indoor and outdoor swimming pools as well as a kid’s club. Palácio Tangará is owned by an affiliate of a United States-based real estate investment management company.

Opening in 2018, the new hotel in New York will be located at 550 Madison Ave., between 55th and 56th Sts. The development is located in the former Sony Tower, originally built as the headquarter of AT&T in 1984. The 43-story postmodern skyscraper was created by Philip Johnson and is a New York landmark. The hotel will feature 170 rooms including 60 suites set across eight floors. There will be a bar with a lounge area, a gourmet restaurant, a spa, a fitness center and a pool.

Located above the hotel, from floors 21 to 43, the owning company of the building, the New Yorker Chetrit Group, will create a total of 115 luxury apartments. These apartments will be decorated by designer Robert Stern and will be serviced by Oetker Collection as well.