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August 21, 2012

The Iconic Copacabana Palace Receives Facelift for Upcoming Games

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil- Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine

Crowds will be swarming to Rio de Janeiro in the upcoming years as the seaside city is scheduled to host the 2016 Olympics and 2014 World Cup. The iconic Copacabana Palace, which opened in 1923, is preparing for the games with a new facelift, strengthening its position as the city’s most glamorous and popular hotel.

The Copacabana Palace’s six month renovation will be completed in November 2012, just in time for the holiday season. The property is planning to renovate 90 rooms including the Ocean View Suites, Deluxe Suites, Junior Suites, City View Suites and Deluxe Beach View Rooms. Guests will particularly enjoy the new, larger bathrooms with porcelain enamel bathtubs, separate shower areas and marble countertops with dual basins. The Sixth Floor Penthouse will feature a new design with upgraded fabrics and furniture. The renovation will also extend to the hotel’s lower areas, designing a larger and lighter lobby area complete with a quick and easy check-in space.

The hotel’s Cipriani Restaurant was recently renovated at the end of 2011 and received raved reviews. The newly refurbished restaurant combines the laidback nature of Rio de Janeiro and the elegance and exclusivity of the hotel. The vibrant menu, created by Chef Nicola Finamore, merges Italian and Brazilian ingredients to create innovative dishes that hold their own against traditional classics.

Rates for the Copacabana Palace start at $469 per night based on double occupancy.

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