Design Lovers, Day Trippers, Convention Visitors
Reason to Stay
Removed Location, Iconic Architecture, Rooftop Scene
Even people familiar with Rio are unaware of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer's cylindrical Hotel Nacional in Sao Conrado. It occupies a private, beachfront swathe of one of the city's top suburbs - defined since 1972 by this iconic tower. A massive, destination hotel with 413 rooms, double restaurants, two bars, nightclub and convention facilities, the property was revamped as a 5-star design property by Spain's ME Hotels and Resorts. The architectural integrity of the property has been invigorated by designer Debora Aguiar incoprorating original elements of the property like its famed Pedro Corrêa de Araújo chandelier in the lobby to Roberto Burle Marx's original landscaping. Further amenities include a 34th floor helipad, which you'll want to even see Rio's livelier neighborhoods like Ipanema and Copacabana, as well as a full-floor Clarins Spa.
A staggering 400-plus guest rooms mean that guests often arrive for on-site conventions and meetings, with use of the lobby and swimming deck precluding visits to Ipanema and Copacabana. Room boast ocean and golf course views with modem décor and architectural floor to ceiling windows. Exotic, Brazilian woods mix with Niemeyer-inspired décor. Red Level rooms occupy a full-service concierge floor with all-day food and wine presentations.
Iconic Architect, Destination Hotel, Rooftop Eatery
Iconic Architecture, Pool, Restaurant, Lounge, Bar