Brazil: THIRDHOME, a premier club for second homeowners, has teamed up with luxury group Kempinski Hotels for a project in Laje de Pedra, Brazil.
Located on a cliff in Canela with views over the Vale do Quilombo Eco Reserve, Kempinski Laje de Pedra Hotel & Residences is an inland resort set to relaunch in 2026.
Laje de Pedra is a high-end historic hotel that will undergo a refurbishment and expansion with support from architects Perkins & Will, landscaping by Sergio Santana and decoration by Anastassiadis Arquitetos.
When complete, the hotel will have 330 apartments, four restaurants and five bars, a wine bar, rooftop bar with fireplace, theatre and an event space, as well as a spa.
As a result of the partnership with THIRDHOME, future owners of the apartments will be able to exchange their available weeks to THIRDHOME members for rent-free stays. Owners can also use all of the hotel’s services.
THIRDHOME features over 14,000 luxury residences, villas, estates, and yachts in 1,700 destinations in over 100 countries.
Niki Christian Nutsch and Ivo Haagen, international VP’s of THIRDHOME, said: “With a shared mindset of customer experience excellence, we’re incredibly excited to be partnering with Kempinski Laje de Pedra Hotel & Residences and to expand our inventory of high-end, luxury homes in Latin America.
“This new partnership will provide our members inventory in the most outstanding luxurious inland resort in Brazil. This location will also allow members looking for exclusive experiences easy access to things such as ecotourism itineraries, horseback riding, open-air brunch, and visits to wineries and the breathtaking gaucho canyons.”
José Ernesto Marino Neto, partner of Kempinski Laje de Pedra, said: “Canela is the most sought-after, beautiful and sophisticated location, away from the coast, in Brazil. The highlands of this region provide easy access to excellent vineyards, the incredible canyons of Rio Grande do Sul and all sorts of adventure and extreme sports, as well as being surrounded by nature. Everything that high income tourists look for abroad.”
Marino Neto, along with José Paim and Márcio Carvalho, acquired the hotel in 2020 from the Habitasul Group.
Kempinski Hotels is an international luxury hotel group with a portfolio of 79 properties across 34 countries.