With panoramic ocean views and convenient access to the nearby Barra da Tijuca National Park, the Grand Hyatt Residences in Rio de Janeiro offer luxury in droves and all the seaside charm of one of Brazil’s most desirable locales. As the first Brazilian development linked to a hotel, the 83-unit complex gives owners access to all the services and amenities available at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, including the pool, gym, restaurants, housekeeping, and concierge.
The one- to four-bedroom apartments, developed by Stella Lutterbach Associated Architects, range from about 750 square feet up to more than 10,000 square feet for the development’s five-story penthouse. Each unit features every residential essential, as well as such luxuries as home cinemas, private swimming pools, and balconies with gorgeous views of the beach and adjacent lagoon. The units, which start at around $525,000, will be ready for move-in around January 2016. (grandhyattresidencesrio.com)