A glamorous icon of the city of Rio, this hotel has a reputation of exemplary service, superb cuisine and opulent luxury. Home of international celebrities when in Rio, ever since Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers danced together at the hotel when filming the movie Flying Down to Rio, the hotel has been "the" place to stay in Rio for many decades. RC0609
Located right on Rio's Copacabana beach, this property is the most renowned hotel in Rio de Janeiro and has easy access to the city center and both Galeao International Airport (40 minutes drive) and domestic Santos Dumont Airport (15 minutes away). The area is surrounded by shops and restaurants, and all main local attractions are easily and quickly reached from the hotel.
Already a landmark in Rio, this hotel stands in an opulent 1923's white Mediterranean building. It is 7 floors tall facing the beach.
The lobby is medium in size with separate reception and concierge areas. It is traditional in decor with marble flooring and a large glass hanging chandelier. A raised area leads to a variety of small boutiques.