With only 90 rooms, of which 28 are suites, the built for purpose Emiliano Rio might just be the most intimate spot to spend a night in Copacabana. A peaceful retreat famous for its distinctive white façade, foldable shutters and perforated pattern which allows the cooling sea breeze to enter, while bathing you in dappled light – captures Rio’s glamorous 1950s. With a minimalist style, the spacious bedrooms lead onto wet rooms with huge bathtubs. The beds, not to mention four different sizes and shapes of pillow, make for a perfect night’s sleep, and morning coffee and evening caipirinhas must be taken on the balcony. Soothing tones, soft lines, natural stone and wooden floors are prevalent throughout – all playing to the natural light.

The hotel’s rooftop and L-shaped pool are one of the coolest places to soak in vitamin D. The soaring wall of greenery elevate the Emilie Restaurant into something spectacular, as in fact does the food itself thanks to French Chef Damien Montecer dedication to using only the best organic and seasonal Brazilian products. The Santapele Spa on the 11th floor is considered among the city’s best and offers a complete wellness journey to balance body and mind. On the same floor are also the saunas, special showers and the gym. A true beach resort, the property is literally a one minute walk from the beach.


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