This luxurious 5-star property is considered by many the best hotel in Rio. It stands on the best spot of Ipanema Beach. You are in a walking distance to gourmet restaurants, first-class shopping, the Diamond Row, gyms, transportation and all attractions. Among other comforts the hotel has a bar and pool with a breathtaking view on the top floor, two excellent restaurants, premium business center, etc. Jane Fonda, Ted Turner and Madonna are among the VIP's who have enjoyed their hospitality.
Hotel Features. Expansive windows with clear views of Rio de Janeiro's active street scene wrap two sides of the hotel's lobby. A jewelry store resides just beyond the reception area. Galani's rooftop restaurant offers superb views from the 23rd floor that accompany their equally prized Brazilian and Italian cuisine. The national dish, feijoada, is served one afternoon during the weekend. Agraz is the hotel's lobby-level restaurant that serves sophisticated international fare at dinnertime, only. A staffed business center has four workstations and high-speed Internet access. The health club boasts city, beach and mountain views, and contains a fitness room, sauna and steam room.
Guestrooms. This 23-story hotel has 222 partial-ocean view, soundproofed guestrooms and suites. All offer high-speed Internet access, cable television with international channels, and dial-up Internet access. Furnishings include desks, minibars, valet stands, and safes. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, telephones, magnifying mirrors, and robes.