NEW YORK—Orient-Express is pleased to announce that it has completed a substantial $20 million refurbishment of the main building of the Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
This phased program commenced in 2011 and has seen enhancements to the lobby, all 145 rooms and suites in the main building, and the Cipriani restaurant. The lobby has been extended by 80%, allowing for a more relaxed and streamlined check-in process. The lobby’s Carrara marble staircase has been widened, and the original ceiling, which had been hidden under plaster, was rediscovered during the renovation and restored. In addition, a stainless steel and glass portico has been installed above the hotel’s main entrance to protect guests from the elements
All rooms and suites in the main building of the hotel have been re-designed with new fabrics and furniture throughout. The majority of bathrooms were expanded and underwent complete structural redesign. Porcelain enamel bathtubs, separate showers, and marble counter tops with dual basins make up elements of the bathroom renovations.
Copacabana Palace has also introduced two new boutiques in partnership with retail management firm, Seaside Luxe. Both boutiques, named 1923 and Villa Copa, will sell a range of apparel including swimwear and accessories for men and women.