With arms wide open to the immensity of the Atlantic Ocean in the charming neighborhood of Leblon, Janeiro hotel is the constancy of summer coupled with the spirit of Bossa Nova. The hotel is the brainchild of the fashion designer Oskar Metsavaht (whose fashion brand, Osklen, was built on the concept of sustainability and “new luxury”) and has been reconceived to embrace his philosophies and exemplify his values: chic, environmentally friendly, modern and totally cool.

Janeiro is an extension of the sparkling beach out front, where every detail, from the lobby to one of its 53 comfy rooms, inspires tranquility and a barefoot bliss. The sustainable green initiatives run the gamut from innovations in central air and sanitation to the delicious farm-to-table food.