Rio de Janeiro Awarded the 2016 Summer Olympics

- Melissa Mewdell,

2016-summer-olympics-in-rio-de-janeiroGet a Head Start on Planning Your Stay in Rio for the 2016 Summer Olympics

This just in – Rio de Janeiro has just earned the honour of hosting the 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games! This will be the first time the Olympics have been held in South America. Rio was competing against Chicago, Madrid and Tokyo for the right to host the games.

Rio is a fun and exciting city, and will make a great host for the summer Olympics in a few years. So, if you’re an early bird, you might want to start planning your Brazilian adventure.

We’ve put together a few recommendations of excellent luxury hotels in Rio de Janeiro for you to consider. Just click on the images to learn more about the hotels.

Copacabana Beach Palace in Rio

Copacabana Palace:
Copacabana Palace is South America’s most famous hotel (and is often frequented by the rich and famous from all over the world). You’ll find this Brazilian resort right on Copacabana beach. It’s best features include its spacious rooms, fine dining options and spa. This is a great spot to kick back and relax during the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Fasano Rio de Janeiro

Fasano Rio de Janeiro

Uniquely situated at the heart of world famous Ipanema Beach, Fasano Hotel in Rio de Janeiro provides guests with an unforgettable stay. Designed by Philippe Starck, the hotel’s decor is elegant and understated.

La Suite Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
La Suite:
When you’re not at the games, think about having an amazing 180 degree view of the Atlantic Ocean. You’ll get that the La Suite, another gorgeous boutique hotel in Rio. Location is key at this gem: it’s minutes away from both Leblon and Ipanema beaches. Rooms here have balconies overlooking the sea.

Other hotels in Rio to research include:
Santa Teresa Hotel
Pousada Picinguaba
Insolito Boutique Hotel

  1. Mario Palena says:

    I’m interested in attending the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Can you please send me information regarding your travel packages for this trip?

    Thank you!

  2. Hey Mario,
    Your best bet is to visit our website:, and check availability at the hotels mentioned in the article here. You can also click on the pictures to visit the hotel’s page on our website directly if there is a certain hotel that has caught your eye.

    Hope that helps!


  3. Ronda Campbell says:

    I am interested in attending the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Please send information on travel packages and group rates. Thanks