A glamorous Art-Deco landmark overlooking Copacabana Beach, the Belmond Copacabana Palace Hotel, completed in 1923, defines luxury in Rio de Janeiro. All the rooms and suites conjure up the elegance and glamor of a time when Marlene Dietrich and Orson Welles were among the many illustrious guests of the hotel. It was designed by French architect Joseph Gire and inspired by the Hotel Negresco in Nice and the Hotel Carlton in Cannes. Inside this iconic hotel, in addition to luxurious hospitality, a semi Olympic size swimming pool (the biggest hotel pool in Rio) invites guests to kick back and cool off.

What makes this hotel even more special is its celebrated cuisine, boasting three restaurants; two of them awarded Michelin stars.