The legendary meeting place of the city's high society, who used to come here for the finest cuisine, exceptional service and sophisticated atmosphere, the Copacabana Palace Hotel is superbly located, convenient for Rio's centers of commerce and nightlife, and the famous Copacabana Beach. Some eight miles is the domestic airport and twenty miles - the International airport of Rio de Janeiro. Within ten miles of the Copacabana Palace are the Botanical Gardens, Maracana Stadium and Sugar Loaf Mountain. Other nearby attractions include Christ the Redeemer, Downtown Area, Golf Course, Handcraft Market, Petropolis, Rio by Night Show, Rio-Sul Shopping Mall, Sambodromo Carneval Arena, Tropical Island Cruise and Tijuca Forest.
The origins of the Copacabana Palace Hotel can be traced back to 1923, when it was created by the French architect Joseph Cire, inspired on the architecture of French Riviera and such renowned hotels as the Carlton in Cannes and the Negreson in Nice. The history of the most luxurious hotel in Rio de Janeiro and one of the greatest hotels in the world reveals the significance of this landmark of the city. A guest list of music artists, movie stars, business leaders and politicians speaks for itself, shaping the hotel's history of the past century and contributing to its excellent reputation and prosperity.
Newly renovated, the hotel occupies an area of 12,000 square meters and features 226 apartments that range from presidential suites and deluxe suites to standard rooms. All guest rooms and suites are air conditioned and have cable television, refrigerator, telephone and voicemail, VCR/DVD, broadband Internet access, safe, kitchen, mini-bar and balcony. Non-smoking rooms are available.
The Copacabana Palace Hotel also boasts two renowned restaurants: the Cipriani Restaurant, specializing in Italian cuisine and generally recognized as one of the most sophisticated restaurants in the city; and the Pergula Restaurant, overlooking the pool and offering breakfast and alfresco dining. Both restaurants can be found on the ground floor of the Annex overlooking the large pool.
Another great place, the Copacabana Piano Bar is a sophisticated meeting place. The Copacabana Palace also features 24-hour room service, sauna, solarium, massage and outdoor pool. Beach, health club, tennis, golf and water sports are nearby. The hotel boasts ten private meeting rooms with a total capacity of 2,000 that make Copacabana in Rio one of the most elegant places for corporate meetings and social events. Renovated and reopened in 1995, Salao Nobre and the Golden Room with its crystal chandelier and glass floor illuminated from below are a perfect choice for wedding or cocktail party.
The hotel also provides an excellent venue for long living memories to celebrate a honeymoon. Enjoy four nights at the most famous hotel in Rio with honeymoon package that includes champagne and flowers awaiting your arrival, a romantic dinner for two at the renowned Italian Cipriani Restaurant, a short panoramic tour of the city and special gifts. Not only will you be able to enjoy the greatest romantic getaway of your life, but also to discover Rio de Janeiro, the exciting city that you'll never forget.