Monthly Archives: May 2012

Copacabana… I love you

Copacabana is a borough located in the southern zone of the city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, and it’s known for its 4 km beach, which is one of the most famous in the world.

Copacabana begins at Princesa Isabel Avenue and ends at Posto Seis, the lifeguard watchtower Six. Beyond this beach, there are two small beaches more the Fort Copacabana and Diabo (Devil) Beach.

And, of course there is a classic luxury hotel built in 1923 and remodelled in 2007. This hotel has 222 rooms and 146 suites and a five star rating. The name? Copacabana Palace.

Opened in 1923, this impressive stucco fashioned edifice is Rio’s most traditional and luxurious hotel. This landmark was designed by the French architect Joseph Gire who was inspired by two hotels, the Negresco in Nice and the Cartlon in Cannes. Since opening the hotel has had only two owners, the Guinle family of Rio de Janeiro and from 1989, Orient-Express Hotels, Trains and Cruises.

Highly acclaimed Copacabana Palace is renowned as the most luxurious hotel in Rio. With a long established reputation for exceptional service, it is the first choice for celebrities, royalty, politicians and the business traveller.

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