The Copacabana Palace hotel, a Carioca Icon, is under refurbishment to celebrate its 100 years
The Copacabana Palace, today a Belmond hotel, was built in 1923 and was the first large building on the most emblematic beach in Rio de Janeiro. To celebrate its 100 years anniversary, it will have a program of events in Rio de Janeiro and will also refurbished its façade.
Located on an exclusive spot on the shores of the most famous beach in South America, Copacabana, the hotel in its 100 years of history, has hosted thousands of personalities from every continent. Among its illustrious guests, there are members of royalty, presidents and scientists, geniuses of the arts, music, renowned athletes, Hollywood stars, etc…
August 2023 will mark the official centenary of Copacabana Palace and to celebrate its 100th anniversary, the Copacabana Palace will have its facade wholly renovated! The Work days will be daily from 08 am to 06 pm and the area affected will be just the Facade of the hotel.
During this restoration, the paint will be completely renewed, and this may reflect noise and vibration on adjacent floors (just above or below). So, the work will be done in stages, in order of column and for this reason, all the apartments in the column under renovation will be closed to avoid discomfort for guests. All this work is expected to be concluded by August 10th, 2023, just when it turns 100 years old.
Moreover, the hotel, to celebrate its 100 will launch an annual art, gastronomy, and cultural program, running throughout 2023, under the “#100doCopa”. Highlights of the program will include the iconic Carnival Ball in February, an exclusive guest-chef series and star-studded, special events. August 2023 will mark the official centenary with a show dedicated to Rio citizens, and the details will be revealed closer to the time.
Nowadays this traditional and luxurious hotel in Rio de Janeiro has 8 floors where you can find 226 rooms and 146 suites, and its construction was led by businessman Octávio Guinle, in 1923, at the suggestion of the then-President of the Republic, Epitácio Pessoa. Designed by French architect Joseph Gire and inspired by the famous Negresco hotels in Nice and the Carlton hotels in Cannes.
Today, the Copacabana Palace is a symbol of excellence and hospitality in Brazil and the world, including 2 Michelin-star restaurants, one of them the award-winning Cipriani´s Restaurant, where we feature one of our Exclusive Experiences in Rio de Janeiro.