The insider’s guide
to sizzling Rio de Janeiro.
With World Cup fever taking over, our stylish sisters at ELLE Brasil share the inside scoop
on Rio de Janeiro.
STAY The family-owned Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro (fasano.com.br) is located directly in front of Ipanema Beach. The hotel was designed by Philippe Starck in a ’50s and ’60s style but with a modern twist. Its best feature is the rooftop terrace’s infinity pool, which offers far-reaching views of Morro Dois Irmãos, Arpoador, Ipanema and Corcovado.
FOR PROXIMITY TO THE BEACH
FOR A SPA DAY The Zen decor at Hotel Santa Teresa’s Le Spa Natura (santa-teresahotel.com/spa) makes it the perfect spot to destress. Rebalance your sleep patterns with the Jet Lag massage. SHOP
FOR THE TOP SWIMWEAR “Lenny Niemeyer is the most sophisticated beachwear designer in Brazil,” says Chantal Sordi, fashion features editor at ELLE Brasil. The designer (and former landscape architect) launched her namesake shops in 1993, and her love of nature can be seen in the floral and geometric prints of her feminine-sporty swimsuits, accessories, shoes and handbags (lennyniemeyer.com/br).