Orient-Express announced that it has completed a substantial $20 million refurbishment of the main building of the Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in time to see the New Year in with style. This phased program commenced in 2011 and has seen meticulous enhancements made to the lobby, all 145 rooms and suites in the main building, and the Cipriani restaurant in preparation for what is set to be a very exciting few years for Rio.
ll rooms and suites in the main building of the hotel have been re-designed and given a new lease of life with new fabrics and furniture throughout. The majority of bathrooms were expanded and underwent complete structural redesign. Beautifully designed porcelain enamel bathtubs now perfectly complement separate showers and marble counter tops with dual basins.
Completed in 2011, were the renovations of the Cipriani Restaurant at the hotel, regularly lauded as one of the most sophisticated restaurants in Rio. Re-launched in September 2011, the design now offers a light and airy environment with more natural lighting during the day. The completion of the refurbishment at the hotel will kick start a year of celebrations, as the hotel enters its 90th year.