HOW TO GET THERE:
Most regional and International carriers offer direct service from major cites to Galeao--Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport. Many domestic flights land in Santos Dumont airport, which is adjacent to downtown.
WHERE TO STAY
Caesar Park Rio de Janeiro --Ipanema: Classic decor on the beach with amenities that include butler service.
Avenida Vieira Souto 460, Ipanema
Tel: (55) 21-2525-2525
Copacabana Palace by Orient-Express: A landmark hotel with a storied past.
Avenida Atlantica 1702, Copacabana
Tel: (55) 21-2548-7070
Fasano Hotel: Modern luxury in Ipanema designed by Philippe Starck with a hip and trendy scene at the rooftop pool deck.
Avenida Vieira Souto 80, Ipanema
Tel: (55) 21-3202-4000
Hotel Santa Teresa: A former plantation manse converted into a chic 5-star boutique hotel in a bohemian, historic district.
Rua Almirante Alexandrino 660, Santa Teresa
InterContinental Rio: This beachside resort was ranked the No. 1 hotel in Rio in Latin Trade's annual survey of business travelers.
Av. Aquarela Do Brasil, 75 Sao Conrado
Tel: (55) 21-3323-2200
JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro: A newer luxury property in Copacabana with great views from the rooftop pool.
Avenida Atlantica 2600, Copacabana
Tel: (55) 21-2545-6500
Novotel Rio de Janeiro Dumont: The hotel opened in 2010 to serve visitors with business downtown.
Rua Marechal Camara 300, Centro
Tel: (55) 21-3506-8500
Sheraton Barra Hotel & Suites: Every room has a private balcony at this beachfront property that is convenient to many corporate offices.
Avenida Lucia Costa 3150, Barra da Tijuca
Tel: (55) 21-3139-8000
Windsor Atlantica: The 545 room hotel, a former Le Meridien, has been renovated and reflagged by Windsor, a leading local chain.
Avenida Atlantica 1020, Copacabana
Tel: (55) 21-3873-8888
WHERE TO DRINK AND DINE
66 Bistro. Cozy surroundings and authentic French cuisine, along with varieties of risotto.
Avenida Alexandre Ferreira 6, Lagoa
Tel: (55) 21-2266-0838
Academia da Cachaca: A place to be seen and imbibe some of Rios best caipirinhas. Two locations.
Rua Conde Bernadotte, 26, Leblon
Tel: (55) 21-2529-2680
Av. Armando Lombardi, 800-Loja 65 L, Barra
Tel: (55) 21-2492-1159
Azul Marinho: A great spot...