If you are looking for accommodation in Rio de Janeiro that provides a combination of sumptuous splendour and quality cuisine, you would do well to consider a break at the Belmond Copacabana Palace Hotel.  Founded in 1976, Belmond Ltd (operating as Orient-Express Hotels Ltd until 2014) is a high-end hotel and leisure group with 35 deluxe hotels, 3 river cruises, 7 tourist trains and 1 restaurant in 22 countries all over the world. Located in some of the world’s most remarkable destinations they offer a travel experience with great journeys at the heart of all their luxury holidays.

The Belmond Copacabana Palace Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, which opened its doors in 1923, is located right in the city centre, and only a stone’s throw away from the world famous Copacabana beach. The hotel, which has 239 rooms and suites spread over 8 floors in the main building and 14 in the annex is a stunning art deco building, whose spacious rooms benefit from high ceilings making all the rooms feel light and airy. Many of the rooms have balconies and for those guests looking for a little bit extra the penthouse suites, which are decorated with works of art and French fabrics, have private terraces and also butler service.

The hotel is well equipped with a half Olympic sized swimming pool, rooftop Tennis court, and a state of the art fitness centre, which is fully furnished with all the latest equipment. They also offer fitness classes – and for those guests wanting to work out a little more, a personal trainer is on hand. With a variety of dining options to choose from including the Michelin Starred Mee Restaurant, which offers the most sophisticated pan-Asian cuisine in Rio, there is something to choose from for every taste.

If you are looking to craft a completely unique holiday experience, where guests will be able to experience not just Rio de Janeiro but also so much more of what Brazil has to offer should they consider the stunning multi-centre experiences that the Belmond group has to offer. For example, guests can choose a combination stay of 3 nights spent in the vibrant Copacabana Palace hotel in the heart of the city followed by 3 night in the tranquillity of the Belmond Hotel das Cataratas located inside Brazil’s Iguassu National Park, where the opportunity to explore the jungle awaits, allowing guests to see much more of Brazil than just the hotel walls and experience a memorable break that ticks all of the boxes!

Our friends from Belmond will be joining us in Rio next month for our next connections luxury event.  For more details, do drop me a note.  I am [email protected] and I look forward to hearing from you!