Maison Albar Hotels Le Monumental Palace
For luxury served with Art-Deco style, book into this elegant hotel on the buzzing Avenida dos Aliados. Built in 1923, the building oozes glamour, from the gold fixtures and sleek trimmings to the bold geometric prints. The 63 rooms and 13 suites – some with balconies – are spacious, and feature bespoke furniture and marble bathrooms. There’s also a spa and three restaurants and bars, including Le Monument, with Michelin-starred chef Julien Montbabut at the helm.