Whats Haute: Where to Stay in Brazil

The Copacabana is not only one of the most recognizable names in Rio, it is also one of the best places to stay in the city. Suites overlook the ocean at this historic four-star hotel that has been hosting the jet-set since its Art Deco gates swung open in 1923. So, it’s fitting because the hotel is home to The Hotel Cipriani Restaurant, the iconic Italian eatery famous for bellinis and socialites. There is also Mee, a Pan-Asian “gastronomic journey” as envisioned by celebrity chef Ken Hom. The spa is top-notch too, with AYASPA organic products made with Brazilian ingredients from acai and Amazonian essential oils.
Avenida Atlântica 1702, Rio de Janeiro,
CEP 22021 001, Brazil
This hotel is located in the Santa Teresa neighborhood of Rio, known for its beautiful architecture and cobblestone roads. The Hotel Santa Teresa is situated on lush tropical grounds and offers 40 private apartments and suites, each one boasting a unique design to give everyone a one of a kind experience during their stay. Le Spa offers a wide array of treatments in their indoor-outdoor spa while Chef Phillipe Moulin serves up his Michelin-star quality brand of French and international cuisine.
Av. Ricardo Pasolini 173 (e 2 Pavimentos) 1,
Santa Teresa, ES, 29650
Porto Bay is right on Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach, but it’s not the beach that’s the most exciting part of this hotel, it’s the rooftop pool on the 20th floor. It affords panoramic views of the city, with perfect vista of Rio’s famous Christ the Redeemer statue. It has great dining too at La Finestra Restaurant which serves fine Italian cuisine and has excellent views overlooking Rio and Copacabana Beach. Spacious rooms with private verandas, and amenities like saunas and massage rooms on the roof make this hotel a star.
Av. Atlântica,
1500 – Copacabana CEP 22021
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
With interiors by international design star Philippe Starck, Hotel Facsano is an oasis of chic on Ipanema beach. For the Fasano’s Rio location, Starck evokes the neighborhood’s midcentury Bossa Nova heyday. Deep hardwood floors, clean lines, goose-down pillows and marble bathrooms with unique touches characterize the rooms and suites. It’s dining and disco make it hard to beat. Fasano al Mare serves up haute Italian cuisine with an emphasis on fresh seafood while Baretto-Londra, an exclusive but understated bar and nightclub is the place celebrities and hip locals go to tie one on.
Av. Vieira Souto, 80 Rio de Janeiro,
RJ 22420-000 Brazil