Just over seven miles from Rio international airport, Hotel Emiliano boasts a spectacular setting overlooking Capacabana Beach, with Ipanema Beach less than a mile away. Due to open later this year, the Emiliano is the dream destination for jetsetting sunworshippers and beach bunnies alike.
A stylish blend of beach resort and urban hotel, the Emiliano features modern architecture with a Fifties vibe. The 90 rooms and suites are decorated in a soft pastel palette, with contemporary furniture, warm wood flooring and touches of marble and gold. Beds boast 500-thread count linen and goose feather pillos, With courtyard or ocean views, some have balconies – with hammocks to swing in while you admire the view - and some have seating areas with sink-into chaise longues, but all are filled with natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows. Mod cons include flat-screen TVs, coffee makers, air con and free Wi-Fi. Sumptuous bathrooms have bath or shower, bidets, heated loo seats, bathrobes and slippers, luxurious bath and body products, and hairdryer.
The Emiliano has a fabulous rooftop infinity pool, with views directly over Copacabana beach, so if you don’t feel up to walking the one minute to get there, you can still see it from your sunlounger. And if you really feel energetic you can stroll over Ipanema beach, just under a mile away, for some gentle exercise and a change of scenery. There’s a fitness centre and a sauna, and a spa for relaxing treatments – in case you’re not already relaxed enough. The famous Sugarloaf mountain and Corcovado’s Christ The Redeemer monument are both just around five miles away, while the bohemian quarter of Santa Teresa and the Tijuca Forest both make good day trips.
Don’t miss the Wellness Breakfast, with its platters of tropical fruit, eggs and detox juice, or go for a continental pile of breads, waffles and cheese. The Emilie restaurant, featuring a soaring vertical garden of greenery, is run by chef Damien Montecer and sources most of its seafood produce from nearby Angra. Think seafood bouillabaisse or Kobe beef ribs with baby turnips.
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