This stylish 13-story hotel demonstrates real design smarts. Rooms have tile floors, artful lighting and big windows, and each floor is decorated in a different style. A new pool and restaurant were in the works when we last passed through.
Rio Design Hotel boasts a different design per floor, all signed by renowned Brazilian and international architects. Each room is fitted with a 32-inch LED TV. Most rooms have beach views.
Lis Restaurant offers a wide variety of dishes. A wholesome breakfast is served daily and includes a number of seasonal fruits.
General Osório metro station is 600 metres from Rio Design Hotel, while Ipanema beach is 900 metres away. Rio de Janeiro's Galeão International Airport is 27 km away and Santos Dumont Airport is at a distance of 12 km.