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Where to Stay

Emiliano Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana Beach
Wallpaper praised the cutting-edge "interiors of [this] 90-room hotel with large windows, and spaces that let in light and views of the entire s ...
Gran Meliá Nacional, Conrado
Wallpaper, Wallpaper
Wallpaper paised the hip overhaul of this modernist gem.  "Closed for over a decade, Oscar Niemeyer’s 1972 Hotel Nacional in Rio de J ...
Yoo2, Botafogo, beach
Wallpaper praised this hip new 141-room beachfront hotel in the artsy neighborhood, Botafogo.  "The views – best experienced in the g ...
Vila Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa
Vogue, Financial Times
Vogue featured this slick new bolthole. "Vila Santa Teresa is a seven-room modernist mansion on the Monteiro de Carvalho family estate, high on ...
Maria Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa
Financial Times
FT travel guru Sophy Roberts praised this new pop-up hotel in boho-cool Santa Teresa.  "This low‑key guesthouse has been dramatically ren ...
The Fasano, Ipanema
Tatler, Financial Times, DailyCandy, Vogue, Wallpaper, Wallpaper, British Harper's Bazaar, W Magazine, Financial Times
Tatler remarks, "If you want to see a supermodel up close, then book into the Fasano Hotel."  Harper's Bazaar says, "Rio has ...
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Hotel Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa
Financial Times, Elle, W Magazine, Wallpaper, DailyCandy
Fashionistas' favourite hotel pick in the buzzy Rio neighborhood, Santa Teresa. "Stay off the beaten path at newly refurbished Hotel Sa ...
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Copacabana Palace Hotel, Copacabana beach
Financial Times, Tatler, DailyCandy
Tatler says the bar at the Copacabana Palace Hotel, the old-time favourite hotel in Rio, has been revamped and is now "the snazziest drinki ...
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Mama Ruisa, Santa Teresa
Wallpaper, Tatler
Posh digs in Santa Teresa, by "uber chic" Parisian, Jean Michel Ruis.   "Artsy," elegant look, says Tatler.   ...
La Suite, Joatinga
Financial Times, Wallpaper, Our Friends
"Located in Joatinga, the Beverly Hills of Rio, cliff-side retreat La Suite has all the boutique hotel design requisites, and a stunning ocean v ...
La Maison, Gávea
Financial Times, Our Friends, Tatler
A few minutes from downtown, La Maison is a widely-acclaimed guest house offers stylish bedrooms and amazing views over Corcovado. Delightful French hosts. ...
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Caesar Park, Ipanema
Our Friends
Smack in the middle of Ipanema on the beach, this hotel is fab because of its location.  Bland, generic inside, but the view outside makes up fo ...

Where to Eat

Lasai, Botafogo
"Most eclectic restaurant" in Rio, remarks Designer Barbara Casarola in the attached, August 2016 W Magazine review of her favorite Rio hot ...
Gurume, Sao Conrado
"A slick take on an all-day, casual dining concept" in Sao Conrado, serving acclaimed chef's Shin Koike's take on traditional and m ...
Volta Restaurant, Jardim Botanico
Wallpaper praised this new, comfort-food eatery in Rio's Jardim Botanico.  "Chef Fernando Pavan cooks up a selection of tried-and- ...
Duo, Barra da Tijuca
Financial Times
Rave review for this stylish Italian restaurant in the up-and-coming Barra da Tijuca neighbourhood. "Opened by a former Fasano ch ...
CT Boucherie, Leblon
Financial Times
"CT Boucherie in Leblon is a temple to meat with prime rib, veal, chateaubriand and delicious plates of charcuterie among the options (although ...
Al Mare - Hotel Fasano, Ipanema
Financial Times, British Harper's Bazaar
Harper's Bazaar writes,  "At the heart of Ipanema Beach, Hotel Fasano has Michelin-starred Luca Gozzani heading up its Al Mare res ...
Tereze, Santa Teresa
Financial Times
Térèze, the restaurant of Hotel Santa Teresa, is considered one of the best in Rio, according to local food critic&nbs ...
Porcao, Ipanema, one of many locations in Rio
DailyCandy, Vogue
In Vogue, India Hicks comments, "Pig is a must at Porcao, a chain of screamingly overlit restaurants with little plastic cards--green for go, red f ...
Academia da Cachaca, Leblon
"Academia de Cachaça is the place [in Rio] for caipirinhas and feijoada, the legendary black bean and salted pork stew. (If you don’t ...
Aprazível, Santa Teresa
Financial Times, Tatler, DailyCandy
Happening restaurant in the hilltop neighborhood, Santa Teresa, "now Rio's hottest place to hang," writes Tatler adding  "...chic Le ...
Gero Rio, Ipanema
W Magazine, Our Friends
The Fasano restaurant family, owners of the stylish hotels in Sao Paolo and Rio, oversees this fashionable hangout where the specialties are pas ...
Academia da Cachaça
Local hangout serving linguiça (sausage with lime) and caldinho de feijão (smoky black bean soup with bacon).   A DailyCandy pick. ...
Roberta Sudbrack
"Eat like a king at the communal table." "After dinner, hit steamy Bar da Praia (Rua João Lira, 5; +55-21-2540-5212), just off ...
W Magazine
Excellent seafood restaurant in Rio.  At Satyricon, W Magazine says to try the whole fish baked in rock salt and the tiramisu. ...
Bar do Arnaudo, Santa Teresa
British Harper's Bazaar
Eat like a local in Rio.   Bazaar says to try  "cheap local food at Bar do Arnaudo in Santa Teresa--one of the oldest bars in Rio.&quo ...
Bira de Guaratiba, Prainha, 45 minutes south of Rio
W Magazine, British Harper's Bazaar
Lunch spot on a secluded beach with monkeys galore and tons of orchids, overlooking a large lagoon.  Brazilian "It" girl Alexia Niedzi ...
Juice Co Lounge, Leblon
Our Friends
Trendy restaurant serving modern cuisine in a sleek, cozy setting.  Its acclaimed Dutch chef whips up delicious salads, grilled meats and foie ...
Forneria, Ipanema
Hip modernist eatery featuring rich woods, clean lines, foliage and vintage Italian movie posters.  Fine paninis. ...
Carlota, Leblon
Our Friends
Contemporary French/Brazilian fusion food served in a lovely atmosphere. ...
Sushi Leblon, Leblon
Elle Decor, British Harper's Bazaar, Our Friends
The best sushi in Rio.  This small, intimate restaurant is the spot for top Japanese food. ...