Industry Update
Press Release27 October 2020

Nayara Joins Forces with Tánica - Expanding beyond Costa Rica adding two new hotels to its collection

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Nayara Resorts, known for its three properties in Costa Rica often ranked amongst the top hotels in the world, is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Tánica hotels in Chile. This is Nayara's first foray beyond Costa Rica and they look forward to offering guests their incredible customer service and gracious hospitality, starting with Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa in Chile's Atacama Desert and Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa on Easter Island.

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Tánica has signed an agreement with Nayara Resorts for Alto Atacama, a 42-key hotel in the Atacama Desert, and Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa, a 75-key hotel on Easter Island. The two Chilean properties will be marketed and overseen by Nayara Resorts, maintaining the aspects that guest love while expanding their reach internationally.

On October 23, Alto Atacama will join the Nayara Resorts portfolio as Nayara Alto Atacama, offering guests entrée into the fascinating landscape of the Atacama Desert, with its crystal-clear night sky and unbeatable stargazing, its salt mountains and lake, and its vastness. Like Nayara, local artisans helped craft each corner of the property from the gardens to the villas. Hangaroa on Easter Island will join as Nayara Hangaroa. Easter Island has an enigmatic, ancestral energy with its historic civilization shrouded in mystery. Nayara Hangaroa will immerse guests in the culture of the island and offer unforgettable experiences like sunset over the moai in Tahai and hiking Ara O Te Ao, one of the oldest paths on the island leading to a massive crater.

What drew Nayara and Tánica together was a natural intermingling of core values and DNA. Both brands have hotels in amazing, unique locations that are remote but accessible, luxurious but unpretentious; both are obsessed with customer service; and both believe that being green is more than ticking a box, but about supporting employees and the local communities. (For Nayara that shows up in its complimentary daycare for employee children, for Tánica in its Teatro del Lago, a renowned theater offering education in arts and music in the south of Chile.) The experience is paramount, whether it's early morning bird watching or a private sloth tour in Costa Rica or cocktails while watching the sunset over grazing flamingos at the Atacama Salt Flat. All of the properties share the common ground that they are located in places of pristine natural beauty and the resorts embrace the atmosphere by offering a true connection to nature and wildlife along with adventure and eco-exploration. It was a natural fit to join forces as both aim to be the best in these unique destinations. While these two hotels are the first joint ventures between the brands, there will be more to come. Watch this space.

Reservations will be centralized in Costa Rica for the collections and can be made by reaching out over emails ([email protected]), phone (Toll Free US +1 888 332 2961, Toll Free UK +44 161 791 8120), or on the hotels' websites.

All properties will now be represented in the U.S. by Bennett Mercado.

"We have found a true partner in Tánica and are thrilled to expand Nayara through their incredible properties. Guests come to Nayara for the beautiful natural surroundings, the experiences, and the warmth of our staff, and now we'll be able to offer those core attributes beyond Costa Rica in two otherworldly locations." - Leo Ghitis, Owner of Nayara Resorts.

"The joint venture with Nayara is a way for us to continue offering our guests an unbeatable experience now coupled with the over-the-top customer service for which Nayara is known. Also, we share the same values of local community commitment and environment preservation, and together we will promote tourism in Chile with unique destinations such as Easter Island and Atacama Desert." - Christoph Schiess, Chairman of Tánica Hotels.

About Tánica

Tánica Hotels offers unforgettable experiences in four destination properties in Chile and two city hotels in Uruguay. Tánica seeks to connect travelers with unique locations through their culture, people, nature, cuisine and history. Hangaroa hotel, in Easter Island, is a celebration of Rapa Nui culture. Every corner is inspired in the island's traditions and history. Alto Atacama hotel, nestled in the mountains that surround San Pedro de Atacama, is the best gateway to experience the magic of the desert. Termas de Puyehue hotel - a castle in the forest - and its neighbor Termas Aguas Calientes (an outdoor experience), are surrounded by 250,000 acres of Puyehue's National Park's flora and fauna, and mineral-rich thermal pools that enrich the body and soul. In Montevideo, Uruguay, Tánica operates Cottage Carrasco, a friendly and cozy hotel located in one of the city's most exclusive neighborhoods, and Cottage Puerto Buceo, a sustainable construction ranked as one of the most romantic hotels of South America.

About Nayara Resorts

Nayara Resorts is a collection of three luxury properties in the Costa Rican rainforest surrounded by creeks, natural hot springs, and sublime views of the third most active volcano on earth. Nayara Springs, Nayara Gardens, and the newly opened Nayara Tented Camp make up the full property and guests are free to traverse the several footbridges around the property connecting the different resorts and their unique restaurants and offerings. The rainforest enveloping the property has recently been deemed a sloth sanctuary. Nayara planted over 1,000 Cecropia trees on the property, the sloth's main food source, which has attracted more than 18 sloths to call the area home (joining the rich wildlife already present such as toucans, armadillos, and neon green frogs). Guests have a plethora of activities at their disposal, from coffee or wine tasting, spa treatments, and yoga on property, to ziplining or visiting waterfalls or family-run chocolate farms off property.

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