Located in the exclusive hilltop neighbourhood of Joatinga, this cliffside retreat is the stylish pioneer of the boutique hotels in the city of Rio.
Located less than half an hour’s drive from Ipanema and Leblon, La Suite offers breath-taking views with its 180-degree view of the ocean, the São Conrado and Ipanema beach, the forest of Tijuca, Christ the Redeemer and the Cagarras Islands.
Originally built in 1968, the hotel was totally redesigned by François-Xavier who stylishly blended international architecture with the local Carioca style and culture. Each of the 7 brightly coloured suites offers amazing views of the ocean which can be appreciated from their own private balcony. For those guests seeking immersion in Brazilian joie de vivre, each room even has an iPod dock complete with a ready-made playlist of Brazilian music, creating the perfect ambiance for this chilled and funky hotel. Styled with exotic antiques and contemporary design features, the rooms offer an intimate and luxurious retreat.
There are two outdoor pools in amongst vibrant tropical gardens. La Suite’s infinity pool is situated in lush green garden with modern sculptures overlooking the beautiful beach and islets. For those who fancy swimming in the crystal blue sea there is a private beach within walking distance. The astounding restaurant further separates this hotel from the competition. Since Chef Ricardo Hiltz joined the hotel in 2013 from the Plaza Athénée in Paris, guests are guaranteed a unique dining experience. Seasonal local and organic ingredients combined with locally caught seafood result in a perfect cuisine so individual that no two meals are the same.