Luxury Hotels in a Spectacular City


Who wouldn’t want to be in a city with breathtaking views, while staying in a comfortable, sophisticated hotel? The reason for your visit could be a business trip, vacation, a special day, or simply the desire to experience something different and unique, it doesn’t matter. When you think of luxury hotels, you imagine being in a pleasant environment that reflects our own tastes and personality. With that in mind, here are some tips for you to make the most of your dream stay in Rio de Janeiro.

The timeless Copacabana Palace was founded in 1923 and has been around for generations, setting the scene for numerous political, social, and artistic events throughout the nation’s history. With its sumptuous architecture and interior decorated with period motifs, it is a truly luxurious sight to behold. As well as its amazing views of the beaches of Copacabana, or “Copa” for those in the know, you can also enjoy its three spectacular restaurants: the Cipriani, the Pérgula, and the Mee, or its piano bar, a regular haunt of the Carioca elite.

Located in one of Rio’s most charming neighborhoods, Hotel Santa Teresa is a peaceful oasis in the middle of the busy city. Time moves at a different speed here. It slows down in perfect harmony with the natural surroundings of upper Santa Teresa, where you can wake to bird songs, and where a small monkey might even keep you company at the edge of the pool. The hotel manages to seamlessly blend rustic touches with complete sophistication and good taste. The award-winning Restaurant Térèze astonishes with its fusion of flavors and aromas. At the Bar dos Descasados, the carefree environment and refined cocktail menu are an open invitation for a romantic night out. To round out the offer, there’s even a fully-equipped spa. What more can you ask for in a hotel?

At the start of Ipanema stands Hotel Fasano, one of the city’s coolest luxury hotels, overlooking the neighborhood waterfront, from Arpoador all the way to Morro Dois Irmãos. To take full advantage of this privileged location, visit the terrace and swimming pool for a truly panoramic view. The Baretto-Londra, regarded by Wallpaper magazine as the world’s best hotel bar, boasts a menu full of award-winning cocktails. At Fasano al Mare, Mediterranean cuisine comes to life in the hands of chef Paolo Lavezzini, with fish and shellfish as fresh as if carried in by the sea breeze. At the spa you’ll find every variety of treatments for the body, face, and capillaries, as well as the exclusive Vichy Shower for hydrotreatments.

If you’re a Mastercard® Black cardholder, you can enjoy the best rate available at Hotel Fasano. What’s more, you’ll enjoy a complimentary breakfast at Fasano, options for upgrading, late check-out guaranteed until 4 p.m., and $100 in spa credit, subject to availability.

Are you just about ready to find your perfect luxury hotel in Rio? Consider these pointers and have a great trip!

Copacabana Palace

1702 Avenida Atlântica Rio de Janeiro RJ 22050

+55 21 2548-7070

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