The twin-tower Radisson Barra (formerly the Sheraton Barra) has a stunning and safe location across the road from the Barra beach. It is within walking distance of many trendy dining, entertainment, and shopping options. A shuttle runs to a huge nearby shopping mall every 30 minutes. However, it is quite far from the city center. The main attractions such as the Sugarloaf or the Statue of Christ Redeemer are a long taxi ride away and traffic during rush hour is fierce. The rooms are spacious with comfortable beds, quality linens, a sofa, and sitting area with a table. Every room also offers a balcony with patio furniture so you can contemplate your (partial) sea view. The hotel also features squash courts, swimming pools, a gym, and a spa center.