The Copacabana Palace is known locally as Rio de Janeiro’s brightest star. Its monumental beachside facade is a city landmark, and Brazilian and international elites have frequented its glamorous bar and Michelin-starred restaurant nightly for more than 90 years. The old world charm of the building has been retained, but it’s been upgraded to fully meet the expectations of 21st century guests.
When you stay at Copacabana Palace you will be following in the footsteps of Orson Welles and Marlene Dietrich. The sumptuous rooms have twin or king size beds, eye catching pink and white Brazilian marble in the bathrooms, mahogany furniture, and original artworks on the walls. The large windows let in plenty of light, and are double glazed to keep out the buzz of the city.
Treat yourself to at least one meal at the Copacabana Palace’s Michelin-starred Mee, where Executive Chef Kazuo Harada cooks up a storm in his pan-Asian kitchen. In the Hotel Cipriani Restaurant there’s a very fine Italian menu, and for sublime South American fare you can dine at Pérgula.