Belmond Copacabana Palace
Opened in 1923, this elegant and grandiose building is one of the most traditional and luxurious hotels in Rio de Janeiro. This architectural landmark was designed by French architect Joseph Gire, who was inspired by the Hotel Negresco in Nice and the Hotel Carlton in Cannes. The Copacabana Palace has undergone extensive renovations and refurbishments to ensure its position as South America's premiere hotel. The Copacabana Palace has two restaurants available for the guests, The Pérgula, situated by the pool, and the Cipriani which offers a selection of Northern Italian cuisine. The hotel has 222 rooms and suites all with a view of either the sea or Copacabana Avenue. Also available for the guests use are tennis courts, a swimming pool, a fitness center, laundry services, and a beauty salon.