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Copacabana Palace

www.copacabanapalace.com

Avenida Atlântica, 1702
Copacabana
22021-001 Rio de Janeiro – RJ Brazil
+55 21 2548-7070


Music and passion were always the fashion at the Copa...and then some. Visiting the Copacabana Palace will transport you to a bygone era when actors like Marlene Dietrich and Fred Astaire roamed its glamorous halls. Spend an afternoon listening to live musicians by the elegant courtyard pool.

Photo courtesy of Hotel Copacabana Palace

 

Hotel Fasano

www.fasano.com.br

Avenida Vieira Souto, 80
Ipanema
22420-000 Rio de Janeiro – RJ Brazil
+55 21 3202-4000


The Fasano is as cool and lustrous as the guests who stay here (people-watching doesn’t get much more exciting than at the Baretto-Londra lounge.) The small rooms have all the right touches thanks to designer Philippe Starck — and who needs a room anyway when you have an unbeatable rooftop pool?

Photo courtesy of Hotel Fasano

 

Mama Ruisa

www.mamaruisa.com

Rua Santa Cristina, 132
Santa Teresa
20241-250 Rio de Janeiro – RJ Brazil
+55 21 2242-1281


Owned by a Frenchman, this 100-year-old villa is a true blending of la mode francaise and sabor brasileiro — think vintage steamer trunks mixed with photographs of Maria Callas. It fits right in with the charm of Santa Teresa — winding cobblestone streets, tiny galleries and colonial architecture.

Photo courtesy of Mama Ruisa

 

Hotel Santa Teresa

www.santa-teresa-hotel.com

Rua Almirante Alexandrino, 660
Santa Teresa
20241-260 Rio de Janeiro – RJ Brazil
+55 21 3380-0200


Staying at this Relais & Chateau hotel feels like a real escape, from the stunning panorama of Guanabara Bay to the tropical gardens filled with jasmine and mango trees. Book a room with a hammock or with a view of the Cristo Redentor, an iconic symbol of Rio.

Photo courtesy of Hotel Santa Teresa