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Paulo Pena, president for Latin America and Caribbean for Wyndham Hotel Group
The Hilton Mexico City Santa Fe opened in April. During the next 16 years, hotel companies are planning to invest $35 billion  in Mexico.  (Photo: Hilton)
Monday, October 20, 2014
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Latin America Hotel Boom

Foreign hotel chains are expanding aggressively in Latin America.

BY JOACHIM BAMRUD

Despite the economic slowdown in Latin America this year, the hotel sector is ramping up as never before, driven by confidence in the region’s long-term potential. International chains like InterContinental Hotels, Hilton, JW Marriott, Radisson, Starwood and Wyndham are all expanding their presence in Latin America.

“We have ambitious growth plans in Latin America,” says Paulo Pena, senior vice president for Latin America at Wyndham Hotel Group. “We will double the size in fairly short order.”

The company, which plans to increase the number of hotels in Latin America from 135 to 257, aims to have Wyndham brands in every major city in Mexico, Brazil, Colombia and Peru.

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Keywords: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Estelar, GHL, Hilton, InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Radisson, SAHIC, Starwood, Terranum, Uruguay, Wyndham



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