In 1923, a renowned businessman named Octávio Guinle started building what would become the most prestigious and luxurious hotel in Rio de Janeiro. The Copacabana Palace – a Belmond Hotel has remained a symbol of exceptional hospitality and excellence in Brazil and beyond ever since. Designed by French architect Joseph Gire, the hotel located on Avenida Atlântica, is one of the most well-known and desirable addresses in the city.
With a reputation as Rio’s legendary playground of glamour, Copacabana Palace’s centenary promises to be nothing short of unforgettable. The “#100doCopa” events will reflect the city’s infectious energy for the past century. Among them an exclusive guest-chef series and star-studded special events that toast to the hotel’s history and future.
Besides, there are more to come ahead after kicking off the New Year’s Eve party and the Rio Carnival in February.
How Copacabana Palace celebrates?
In addition, the official centennial of Copacabana Palace will be celebrated in August 2023. To commemorate the occasion, the hotel will be hosting a grand party exclusively for the citizens of Rio. The event promises to be a memorable affair, complete with a red carpet and a surprise that will be announced as the date draws nearer.
Alongside the hotel sits the Copacabana Palace Theatre, considered as one of the greatest stages in Brazil. The theatre is marking a new chapter for the cultural scene in the city after its reopening recently. Aside from playing host to Rio’s series, it will return to its full glory with curated performances and concerts.
Later in 2023, Belmond will deepen its connection to art with the expansion of the MITICO project. There will be an artist series in partnership with Galleria Continua across the globe. Following the success of the 2022 first edition in Italy, new installations will arrive at Copacabana Palace.
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Furthermore, Copacabana Palace is a gastronomic hub and home to two Michelin-starred restaurants. There are the contemporary pan-Asian MEE and Italian destination Ristorante Hotel Cipriani. You also won’t want to miss Pérgula, one of the most renowned Carioca restaurants in the city. Pérgula serves authentic South American cuisine and overlooks the stunning swimming pool and glamorous Copacabana Beach.
Throughout the commemorative year, the restaurants will host important guest chefs and gastronomic events. What we are saying is the already prestigious “Master Series”. It is a collection of events that bring renowned chefs to cook alongside the in-house team. The event will welcome big names in international cuisine for the first time in its history.
For more information, visit their official website.
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