Belmond Copacabana Palace
The seafront palace remains synonymous with the rich elite and glamour, even if the surrounding neighborhood is losing its past shine to the more upcoming and contemporary Ipanema. Yet this only serves to show the continued success of this enormous classic-style hotel that boasts extravagant chandeliers, marble covering almost every surface and gleaming wood finishes. The walls in Copacabana Palace are mounted with photos of past guests that graced the Hollywood and music scene. With a beautiful swimming pool and a Michelin-starred restaurant inside, it’s not hard to see why this incredible hotel is a hit with the rich and famous. There is even a reserved section on the beach in front of the hotel for guests with complimentary loungers and fruit.