Hotel Emiliano

Top choice luxury hotel in Copacabana & Leme

Rio's loveliest new hotel sits on a prime spot fronting Copacabana's southern shore. The rooms have a modernist aesthetic, with jacaranda wood furniture, artful lighting and tropical photographs by the artist Leonardo Finotti. The small rooftop pool and bar (for guests only) is a fabulous retreat, and the ground-floor restaurant serves outstanding cuisine – including a decadent weekend brunch (R$195 including drinks).

Other thoughtful touches include high-end bath products by Santapele, a free pair of Havaianas flip-flops, plus fruit and a free cocktail (enjoy it on the roof) upon arrival.