The 284-room historic Hotel da Bahia is currently undergoing renovation and will re-open by Q1 2013. It will be operated by local hotelier GJP Hotéis & Resorts under a franchise agreement. When it reopens as Sheraton da Bahia Hotel, the property will also have 16 suites, all with the brand's signature all-white Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed and an exclusive Sheraton Club Lounge. The heart of the lobby will include the brand's [email protected] experienced with Microsoft, Sheraton's signature social hub.
The hotel’s renovation is expected to preserve the charm of the historic building, such as the façade with its tiles and works of art, as well as the grand murals by Genaro de Carvalho picturing local festivities from Bahia, protected by the IPAC - Institute of Arts and Cultural Heritage of Bahia State since 1981. There are also three other murals by Argentine artist Carybé, specially commissioned for the hotel, picturing scenes from the Brazilian lifestyle located in the hotel's lobby area.
The hotel will also offer two restaurants, the brand's signature Sheraton Fitness programmed by Core Performance with a work out space, a 1,938-square-foot spa with a salon and sauna, swimming pool, business center and meetings and event facility comprising of more than 27,000 square feet of flexible space with capacity for over 400 people.
Starwood currently operates seven properties in Brazil under the Sheraton and Four Points by Sheraton brands. Sheraton da Bahia Hotel will be the sixth Sheraton in Brazil. A seventh Sheraton, Starwood's ninth property in the country, is scheduled to open by Q1 2014, the Sheraton Reserva do Paiva Hotel and Conference Center in Recife.
The hotel is located in the city center and has direct access to Sete de Setembro Avenue, a major roadway that connects the city.