Old World elegance in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the lively neighborhood of Copacabana. The gleaming white art deco Copacabana Palace has been the most famous and luxurious hotel in Rio since its opening in the 1920s. You can still pick-up the vibe of retro Rio glamour in its chandelier-hung ballrooms. Adjacent to the world-famous Copacabana Beach, it is kind of the hotel you have to see, even if only for a classic cocktail in the Piano Bar while mingling with Brazilian soap opera stars and well-to-do visitors. The hotel has been completely renovated and the spacious rooms, 232 to be exact, although classic in style, now also have modern amenities and luxury bathrooms. There is also a fabulous pool deck where socialites love to soak up the sun.