Belmond Copacabana Palace Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Positioned adjacent to the celebrated beach, the Belmond Copacabana Palace is South America’s most famous hotel. Known for its glamorous clientele since the Roaring Twenties, its art deco façade invites guests to enter a world of elegance and style. Fabulous suites with a black marble private pool sit high on the 6th floor. Chandelier-hung ballrooms host the city’s most exciting parties. And a splendid swimming pool with the adjacent ice-cool Bar do Copa sets the scene for A-list socialites to soak up the sun.
The grandest of Rio’s hotels, Copacabana Palace is know for its exemplary service, fine dining, and complete luxury. Located on Brazil’s most famous beach, this opulent hotel first opened its doors in 1923 and has had its share of famous guests. The convenient location places you close to not only the beach, but also the business district and the districts of Ipanema and Leblon. Visit the iconic Christ the Redeemer, explore the nearby islands, or visit the colonial buildings of central Rio. When you return back to hotel, experience complete relaxation at the Spa, which also includes a special menu developed by the renowned Chef Francesco Carli. Jaw dropping views, along with unmatched service, you will no better hotel than the Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro.
Facilities & Activities:
It’s odd to think of the Copacabana Palace as having been a copy, so thoroughly has it become a symbol of retro Rio glamour, a romance that’s still alive around the pool terrace, where well-to-do visitors mingle with shapely Cariocas under the mid-day sun, and in the Copacabana Piano Bar, where guests from all walks of celebrity life hide out from the paparazzi and try not to think of Barry Manilow. Other facilities are: Outdoor swimming pool, restaurants, lounge, Spa, beauty salon, Service: 24 hour concierge, room service, luggage storage, valet parking, etc..
Rooms & Suites:
The guest rooms are classic in style, with not a hint of minimalism, and a sort of caste system is strictly enforced, as is usual in a hotel like this: forget about a standard room facing the beach, as they simply don’t exist. Room amenities: Plasma televisions come with cable channels, complimentary wireless Internet access, MP3 docking stations, A pillow menu, premium bedding, and a down blanket invite a good night’s sleep. A minibar and a refrigerator are supplied. The private bathroom has a shower/tub combination with a rainfall showerhead, as well as bathrobes and slippers. Air conditioning, complimentary bottled water, and a safe are among the conveniences offered.
Tuck into the legendary brunch at Pérgula restaurant, or sip a caipirinha on the poolside terrace as you people-watch on Copacabana beach. Gourmet Pan-Asian cuisine is available at Mee, a Michelin-Starred destination. Slip into something gorgeous for dinner at the sophisticated Hotel Cipriani restaurant.
Hotel Address: Avenida Atlantica 1702, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, CEP 22021-001, Brazil