Sofitel Copacabana Will Become South America’s First Fairmont Hotel

RIO DE JANEIRO—AccorHotels is transforming Sofitel Copacabana into the first hotel with the Fairmont flag in South America. Renovations begin now and are expected to last a little over a year.

Landmark hotels such as The Savoy in London and The Plaza in New York are both Fairmont-brand hotels. In Copacabana, the new Fairmont will mirror the “carioca” soul. All 400 guestrooms will be redesigned, in addition to the property’s 800-seat convention hall. The renovation will also feature a new pool with private lounges overlooking Copacabana Beach. The new luxury spa will have a private VIP suite, complete with individual and couples cabins. Architect Patricia Anastassiadis will oversee the project.

Between 2012 and 2016 AccorHotels opened 25 hotels in Rio de Janeiro bringing the number of their hotels in the city from eight to 32. 

There are over 60 Fairmont Hotels & Resorts across 22 countries.