This is the first hotel designed by the man who would define a hotel era: Philippe Starck. Oversized design features that now seem to be everywhere were first modelled here and they still look great. A highlight is the rooftop pool, and many of the rooms overlook the ocean from the fabulous Ipanema Beach.
This vibrant city can be all things to all people, from the madness of Mardi Gras to the beautiful people on the beaches to the permeating music to Sugarloaf Mountain and the iconic Christ the Redeemer. Once you’ve seen the sights, relax on the world’s most famous sands, and it is here that you can make a difference and help build or renovate the home of a needy family.
Ways you can help in Rio
You can work alongside favela (“slum”) residents to help them realize their dreams. Help paint homes, complete landscaping projects, or support basic construction tasks. Your funding and hands-on assistance will allow a family to have a decent place to live. Maintaining and enhancing one’s shelter is a basic need that many in this region are unable […]