Copacabana Palace, Rio De Janeiro

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Located right on Copacabana beach, the Copacabana Palace is South America's most famous hotel and has welcomed the rich and famous since 1923.

This impressive stucco-fashioned edifice is Rio's most traditional and luxurious hotel. This landmark was designed by the French architect Joseph Gire who was inspired by two hotels, the Negresco in Nice and the Carlton in Cannes. Since opening the hotel has had only two owners, the Guinle family of Rio de Janeiro and from 1989, Orient-Express Hotels, Trains & Cruises.

The Copacabana Palace has 222 accomodation, 147 in the main building which 71 are suites and 76 are rooms. In the Tower Wing Building, there are 75 accommodations, which are all suites. The rooms and suites face either the sea, internal, pool or city view. The 5th floor, boasts an Executive rooms and suites all benefiting from a range of exclusive facilities and Executive lounge, where snacks and drinks are served throughout the day. The Guest rooms have air conditioner, cable T.V. (major International channels), VCR, fax, electronic safe, hair dryer and direct telephones lines.

The Copacabana Palace boasts a magnificent Semi-Olympic size swimming pool, without doubt the finest in Rio, and a tennis court. The hotel also offers a Fitness Centre, Beauty Salon, Baby Sitter Service and Beach Service.

Water sports nearby include surfing and bodyboarding. It is also possible to cruise and snorkel around the offshore islands as well as play golf, beach volleyball, beach football (soccer) and other sports.