Rio is a dream spot for travellers from around the world. Built in 1923, this hotel has become an icon of the “cidade maravilhosa” – the marvellous city. The ambiance will send guests on a journey through time – to an era of indulgence, glamour and sophistication. The luxury suites on the sixth floor have played host to an array of important figures, such as Nelson Mandela, Princess Diana and Prince Charles. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers shared their first dance on film in front of the property. If you’re around on a Sunday, be sure to have brunch in the Pérgula restaurant.