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Rio de Janeiro’s legendary Copacabana Palace celebrates its 100th anniversary

Rio de Janeiro’s legendary Copacabana Palace celebrates its 100th anniversary

Belmond, the luxury hotel company owned by LVMH, is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Copacabana Palace in Rio. The legendary establishment is organizing a series of festivities for the occasion, and will be renovating some of its facilities.


The Copacabana Palace, a Belmond hotel, unveiled on Wednesday an exceptional program of festivities to celebrate its centenary. The end of 2023 will be marked by a series of artistic, cultural and gastronomic events honoring local culture and heritage.


Among these initiatives is a significant partnership with Casa Amarela, an educational, artistic and social center. The visual and photographic works of the center’s partner, French artist JR, centered on the theme of Mother’s Day, are displayed on the hotel’s façade. This philanthropic collaboration will continue to grow, providing long-term support for local communities.



Renovation and celebration


The hotel’s iconic facilities are also undergoing a well-deserved renovation. The famous swimming pool, designed by renowned architect Ivan Rezende, as well as the hotel’s façade, will undergo a meticulous transformation and restoration. Thanks to an innovative lighting system and refurbishment of the building, this project has won the support of organizations dedicated to the preservation of historical heritage, perfectly aligned with Belmond’s values.



The Copacabana Palace will also host a series of exciting events that resonate with its rich historical past. These include a gala dinner followed by a performance by renowned Brazilian singer-songwriter Gilberto Gil. A new team of renowned Brazilian chefs will design menus evoking the era when guests ranged from Brigitte Bardot to Princess Diana.


This experience therefore reflects the Brazilian festive spirit and embodies Belmond’s passion for offering authentic experiences in destinations steeped in history.


Iconic hotel


The Copacabana Palace is one of Copacabana’s most emblematic landmarks. Its walls have witnessed celebrity sojourns, legendary parties and a luxurious lifestyle reserved for the wealthy elite. Although the night can be expensive, that doesn’t stop visitors from going there to capture images of its grandiose façade.

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This luxury hotel was imagined by French architect and designer Joseph Gire, and its façade embodies a classic example of Art Deco architecture. Inside, sumptuous decor unfolds with resplendent marble floors, imposing pillars and opulent chandeliers. The complex comprises an eight-storey main building with 148 rooms, plus a 14-storey annex with 78 rooms. The front of the hotel offers a breathtaking view of Copacabana’s long beach and the ocean.



Le Copacabana Palace réserve également des installations spéciales pour ses clients VIP logeant dans le penthouse, dont une piscine exclusive. De plus, l’hôtel propose un court de tennis à taille réelle, un centre de remise en forme doté d’une salle de sport entièrement équipée et un spa sur trois étages. Pour satisfaire les palais exigeants, l’établissement dispose de trois bars répartis dans trois restaurants distincts : un restaurant italien, un autre spécialisé en cuisine panasiatique (le Restaurante Mee), qui a également reçu l’étoile Michelin, et un troisième dédié à la cuisine internationale.



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