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Enjoy royal treatment in Rio at Copacabana Palace

Since 1923, the Copacabana Palace has been one of the best hotels in Rio de Janeiro. Now, following a five-month renovation, it’s more impressive than ever

Dining at Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro
Put your feet up - poolside waiters are at your service at the Copacabana Palace 

Located on the famous Copacabana beach, Copacabana Palace is the most renowned hotel in Brazil. Over the decades, it has hosted royalty, movie, theatre and music stars, as well as politicians and big businessmen.

A symbol of sophistication and refinement, the Copacabana Palace offers impeccable service, excellent cuisine and luxurious accommodation. It is the ideal place to stay in Rio de Janeiro.

A luxury hotel inspired by French architecture
Opened in 1923, this impressive building is the most traditional and luxurious hotel in Rio. It was designed by architect Joseph Gire, who was inspired by two earlier hotels, the Negresco in Nice and the Carlton in Cannes. Since its opening, the Copacabana Palace hotel has only had two owners: the Guinles family of Rio de Janeiro, and, since 1989, Orient-Express Hotels.

‘The Copa’, as locals call it, is a traditional meeting point for Rio’s high society, whose members go there to enjoy its bars and restaurants, and elegant and sophisticated service.

In August 2013, the Copacabana Palace Hotel turned 90. The hotel underwent an important renovation in 2012, including the refurnishing of 147 suites and the expansion of the lobby to better welcome guests.

Wine and dine at Rio’s best restaurants
The Copacabana Palace has two restaurants. The Italian Cipriani is known as one of the best restaurants in Rio. Named after the finest hotel in Venice, this award-winning restaurant offers exceptional northern Italian cuisine.

The casual poolside ambience is perfect for Pérgula’s renowned Sunday brunch

Located in the heart of the Hotel Cipriani Restaurant’s kitchen, the Chef’s Table is one of the most exclusive fine-dining adventures in Rio. The special menu is paired with carefully selected wines. Guests follow the chef as he prepares an array of dishes from the day’s freshest ingredients.

The Pérgula restaurant, located by the pool, offers first-class Brazilian and international cuisine in a refined yet relaxed atmosphere. The casual poolside ambience is perfect for Pérgula’s renowned Sunday brunch. Both restaurants are available for guests and carioca visitors.

Look and feel great
The hotel also has a wellness centre (one of Brazil’s main spas) and a beauty salon. Last year, Copacabana Palace opened two fashion boutiques: 1923, named after the hotel’s inauguration year, with trendy outfits from national and international designers; and Villa Copa, with a more informal beachwear collection.

Perfectly positioned and featuring state-of-the-art facilities, this may be Rio’s finest hotel. Sunbathe, swim and socialise in one of Rio’s largest and most attractive swimming pools. A team of pool assistants is on hand to cater to your every request, from fresh towels to cool drinks and light dishes from the pool menu.

The exclusive beach service provides sun loungers, umbrellas and water to hotel guests. Beach assistants also look after your belongings as you enjoy Copacabana Beach.

Guests leave the Copacabana Palace having experienced excellence from the hotel’s personalised service and 2.4 staff per apartment.

The atmosphere in the hotel is family friendly due to the special personal service, which makes family parties feel welcome and at home. Their every need is attended to, and the individual histories compiled makes sure guests are well remembered when they return.

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