Praia de Botafogo, 242 | Botafogo
Opened in June 2016 just in time for the Rio Olympics at the Botafogo Beach, this brand new hotel, signed London design studio Yoo owned by Philippe Starck and John Hitchcox, is set to be the new darling carioca trendsetters.
Botafogo is one of Rio’s best connected areas and is gentrifying quite fast. There are numerous bars, shops and restaurants in the area with more city dwellers than tourists. It is “the” place to be if you want to mingle with the cool crowd, therefore Yoo2 is a blessing, since all Botafogo was lacking was a great hotel.
The Rooftop Bar and Swimming Pool, with striking views of both Sugar Loaf and the Christ Redeemer Statue will be the talk of the town. Young and talented Brazilian chef Marcelo Schambeck will take control of the kitchen. Rooms are beautifully designed and comfortable at the same time. You can already make your reservation!