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Meliá Hotels International provides luxury and flair in the Americas

Meliá Hotels International’s recent expansion in Latin America is the first step on a road to phenomenal future growth, writes María Umbert

The best places to visit in Brazil

Although the competition is over, the positive World Cup atmosphere lives on across Brazil


Brazil braces for FIFA World Cup

In June, hundreds of thousands of people will flock to Brazil to watch football teams fight for the sport’s highest accolade. But is the country ready to receive so many guests? Rita Lobo finds out


Fit for an emperor

Caesar Park has extended its top-quality brand across South America. Conveniently located for both business and travel, the São Paulo International Airport Hotel particularly impresses, winning our accolade Best Business Hotel, Brazil, 2012

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The meetings magnet

Internationally recognised as one of the world’s leading places to hold meetings and conferences, Brazil offers the business traveller a wealth of exciting cities for high-profile events


Conferencing in South America takes off

South America is a rising star on the radar of the international conference industry. The continent’s stunning natural scenery is increasingly being matched by equally impressive conference facilities, often comparable to the best in the world. RioCentro, Brazil RioCentro is, as the name suggests, situated in the internationally renowned city of Rio de Janeiro. When […]

Latin liaisons

The cities of Brazil offer a wealth of sophisticated conference facilities alongside vibrant traditions, we find out why Brazil has been named Best Destination for MICE and Best Destination for Cultural Tourism in South America

French charm in Sao Paulo

Nestled within one of Brazil’s most inspiring economic and cultural hubs, Sofitel São Paulo Ibirapuera has been named Best Luxury Hotel – Brazil for its culture of excellence


The decadent life of Sao Paulo

The teeming, never-sleeping metropolis of Sao Paulo has been the wealthiest city in Brazil for a long time. Now, as David Neville Williams discovers, it has finally achieved its dream of becoming the New York of the southern hemisphere



Think of Brazil and think of the hedonistic festivals, samba bands marching in the street and the world’s best footballers playing keep-up on the beach. Brazil is carnival country, full of exotic flair. Certainly, it lives up to its reputation in many ways; but there are many other sides to this enchanting country. Business travellers […]


Rio de Janeiro

It’s hard to know which is the more iconographic image of Rio; that of the 40m statue of Christ the Redeemer, arms outstretched as he gazes out over the cidade maravilhosa, or that of the scantily-clad carnival-goers shaking their stuff with unashamed exuberance through the Samba City. Perhaps you think of the canary-clad creativity of […]


Sao Paulo

The largest metropolis in the southern hemisphere, the pulsing Sao Paulo is the economic heartbeat of Brazil, and capital in all but name. Its wealth was built upon its international coffee trade and, like the beans themselves, the rich and earthy flavour of the city can be an acquired taste; yet once savoured, it’s strangely […]