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THIRDHOME and Kempinski Hotels expand their presence in South America


NEW YORK, September 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — THIRD HOUSEthe premier club for second home owners who share a passion for luxury homes and travel, and Kempinsky Hotels, the international luxury hotel group with a portfolio of 79 luxury properties in 34 countries, are teaming up to expand their global presence at the new Kempinski Laje de Pedra Hotel & Residences.

Located on a cliff in Canela with breathtaking views of the Vale do Quilombo Ecological Reserve, the Kempinski Laje de Pedra Hotel & Residences plans to be one of the most remarkable inland luxury resorts in Brazilwelcoming the first guests by 2026. Together, Kempinski Hotels and the developers will carry on the spirit of Laje de Pedra’s well-known hotel icon into the present with extensive renovations and upgrades to 330 state-of-the-art residential suites ranging from from 581 to 3,121 square feet.

Through the partnership with THIRDHOME, future owners of Kempinski Laje de Pedra can redeem their available weeks with other THIRDHOME members for rent-free stays at over 14,000 luxury residences/estates in 1,700 destinations in over 100 countries. By joining forces, Kempinski and THIRDHOME enable their owners and members to access a more flexible and accessible world of travel.

“With a shared mindset of guest experience excellence, we are extremely excited to partner with Kempinski Laje of Pedra Hotel & Residences and expand our inventory of high-end luxury homes to Latin America“, said Niki Christian Nutsch and Ivo Haagen, International Vice Presidents of THIRDHOME. “This new partnership will provide our inventory of +14,000 members at the most exceptional luxury resort in Brazil. This location will also allow members looking for exclusive experiences easy access to things like ecotourism routes, horseback riding, outdoor brunch and wine tours and jaw-dropping gaucho canyons. breath.”

“Canela is the most desirable, beautiful and sophisticated place away from the coast, in Brazil. The highlands of this region offer easy access to excellent vineyards, the incredible canyons of Rio Grande do Sul and all kinds of adventures and extreme sports, all while being surrounded by nature. Everything high-income tourists are looking for abroad,” said Joseph Ernesto Marino Netoone of the most renowned experts in the hotel and tourism industry in the country and one of the partners of the Kempinski Laje de Pedra.

Jose Paimwho acquired the hotel in 2020 from the Habitasul group, with Marin Neto and Márcio Carvalho, points out that he has known Laje de Pedra since its opening and that it is undoubtedly one of the most intact and beautiful places he has ever visited. “With great historical significance – something all Kempinski properties have – and with breathtaking natural beauty, this location is the perfect luxury destination to visit. Brazil“, says Paim.


THIRD HOUSE is the largest and most trusted global luxury home exchange network, helping members around the world get the most out of their vacation ownership. With over 14,000 properties in 100 countries, THIRDHOME cultivates an exclusive, members-only home-sharing community passionate about luxury destinations/experiences. Situated at North America and Europe, THIRDHOME has received accolades from Condé Nast Traveler, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. THIRDHOME has become the only travel brand that brings together a collective group of trusted second home owners, renters and adventurers who share a passion for discovery and elevated experience.

About Kempinski Laje de Pedra Hotel & Residences:

Laje de Pedra is one of the most historic and beloved hotels and is now set to set a new standard for high-end leisure hotels in Brazil. The restructuring plan includes major architectural renovation and expansion work to restore it to its leading position in the leisure hotel business in Brazil. To bring its spirit up to date, once a vast modernization program had been completed, the hotel concluded a project with the architects Perkins & Will, with landscaping of Sergio Santana and decoration by Anastassiadis Arquitetos. The hotel will have 330 apartments, 4 restaurants and 5 international bars with spacious terraces and unique views, a wine bar, a rooftop bar with fireplace, a theater and event space and a sophisticated European-standard spa.