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Why it’s worth traveling for…

Iconic. Legendary. This classic hotel, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean from Rio’s most exclusive avenida, was built (1923) at the request of the Brazilian government as a place to welcome visiting dignitaries. A decade later, in 1933, the Copacabana Palace was forever immortalized in the film, Flying Down to Rio. Soon after, the Golden Room was inaugurated, hosting legendary performers including Nat King Cole and Ella Fitzgerald. And the intrigue continues with the palace’s secret pool, Michelin star restaurants, and glamorous theater. In 2023, this legendary hotel celebrates its 100th year, with many celebrations to take place. Oh, if these walls could talk.


THE DETAILS

Address:

Avenida Atlântica 1702

Rio de Janeiro, CEP 22021 001 

Brazil

Contact:

+55 (21) 2548 7070

Getting there:

Copacabana Palace, a Belmond Hotel, is a 35-minute journey from Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG), and 10 minutes from the domestic Santos Dumont Airport (SDU).


Curated Experience

Set sail from Marina da Glória (Guanabara Bay) and enjoy Rio’s natural beauty from a unique perspective — the sea. Visit the beaches of Zona Sul and Niterói, with time to dip into the water. End the day with a memorable and bedazzling sunset.

THE HIGHLIGHTS

Style

Classic, Historic, Opulent

Vibe

Sophisticated, Lively, Fashion

Setting

Beachfront, City

Rooms

239

Eat

Pérgula (Cozy Brazilian atmosphere, one of the city’s most celebrated Carico restaurants)  

Ristorante Hotel Cipriani (Michelin star, fine Italian) 

MEE Restaurant (Rio’s only pan-Asian restaurant to receive a Michelin star)

Drink

Pool Bar (Seasonal overlooking Rio’s most glamorous pool; cocktails and light bites)

Wellness

Copacabana Palace Spa (Elegant with five treatment rooms; massages, wraps, and scrubs use acai and guarana fruits, and white Amazonian clay)

Sauna, steam, and relax area

Fitness center

Heated outdoor pool 

Secret ‘Black Pool’ (Private to guests staying on the exclusive sixth floor)

Indoor tennis court

Standouts

  • Latin America’s only hotel to have two Michelin star restaurants: Mee (pan Asian) and Cipriani (Italian)
  • Setting for Rio’s most coveted events: New Years Eve and the legendary Carnival Ball
  • A secret ‘Black Pool’ accessible to guests staying in the Penthouse suites/sixth floor