The Copacabana palace hotel, the princess from the sea
Open your eyes and take it in! The princess dressed in her white wedding dress, the Copacabana Palace Hotel of Rio de Janeiro Brazil is spectacular as you emerge from the salty waves, a fresh breeze tickling your body with goose bumps at the very centre of Copacabana beach! You will be impressed with the majestic facade giving a glimpse of the past imperialism of Europe.
Staying at the Copacabana palace hotel, you can consider yourself among one of the royalties who has guested the luxurious and famous hotel in Rio de Janeiro Brazil since it’s opening in 1923. This silent monument has had the glory to house kings, emperors, princes, presidents of Brazil and other countries, maharajahs of India, intellectuals, scientists, artists of the whole world and respected figures of the most diverse categories.
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The copacabana palace hotel is located at the very beachfront of Copacabana in Rio de Janerio and represents an important part of rio tradition. Just as samba with its hectic rhythms and the carnival festivities traditions, copacabana palace hotel is in the hearts of the raised and born inhabitants of rio, the cariocas!
The Copacabana palace hotel consists of three parts; the Copacabana palace main building with 147 suites and bedrooms, tower wing annex with 78 suites and the executive floor with 26 rooms and 7 penthouse suites. The price range goes from $240-$1250 per night depending on what room you choose and what season.
The Copacabana palace hotel is designed in a stucco-fashioned style by the french architect Joseph Gire who was inspired by two hotels; The Negresco in Nice and The Carlton in Cannes. Today, the Copacobana palace hotel shines bright both during the day and the night (After the addition of luminary lights in 1990) and is definitely worth a visit. You can even enjoy two of the best rated restaurants in rio de janerio; The Pergula situated by the pool area where guests may enjoy breakfast, buffet lunch, dinner or refreshments, and the Cipriani restaurant offering a selection of Northern Italian cuisine.
Copacabana Palace Hotel can be seen in several famous movies such as “Flying down Rio”, where the actors Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers danced for the first time and for its famous guests such as Lady Di, Marlene Dietrich, Ava Gardner, King George VI (father of Queen Elizabeth II), Brigitte Bardot, Johny Weissmuller, Theodore Roosevelt and many others.
The Copacabana palace hotel has had two owners in its history as rio’s most traditional and luxurious hotel; the Guinle family of Rio de Janeiro and Orient-Express Hotels since 1989.
The birth of fame & history of the Copacobana Palace Hotel, setting international standards:
The opening of Copa cabana Palace Hotel in 1923 contributed to making Copacabana district an exotic and popular place for tourism and nightlife.
The 40’ies decade of Copacabana history saw the district evolve into a hip quarter with its nocturnal life divided between its two casinos, the Copacabana, belonging to the Copacabana Palace Hotel, and the Atlantic Casino, in the corner between Atlantic Avenue and the Street Francisco Otaviano. The Copacabana Palace, with its casino, continued to increase the fame and the internationalization of the district. The casinos all attracted personalities of the world until day 30 of April of 1946, when president Eurico Caspar Dutra banished the game from the country.
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After the banishment of the casinos, the Atlantic Casino soon closed the doors, for not having a sustainable hotel business. The Copacabana Palace transformed the former casino space into shows and other tourist activities. At this time the nocturnal life of the city definitively had moved to Copacabana and the retailing had 793 establishments, while the population of the quarter arrived close to the 75,000 inhabitants. Copacabana, the little princess of the Sea, was eternalized in music of Adobe João, the Braguinha, and Alberto recorded Ribeiro and in 1946, for Dick Farney, becoming known in the world all, with hundreds of writings!
Today, the Copacabana palace hotel is still a part of glamour and romance which are trademarks of the district. The hotel is considered the most sumptuous edifice from the gender in South Amercica, and one of the most beautiful hotels in the world.
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