The building guaranteed to stand out on Ipanema beachfront is Caesar Park. Up on the 23rd floor, a pool offers a view of the Cagarras islands, while the rooftop bar is a great spot for watching the sunset behind Dois Irmãos (the Two Brothers) mountain.
Down on the 17th floor, our junior suite overlooks the beach. The furniture is minimal, with neutral grey and blue tones. The main feature is the view from four large windows spanning one wall.
At breakfast, the hotel’s wellness and health-conscious ethos is apparent throughout the selection of foods in the buffet-style spread, with an array of exotic fruits, juices, eggs and tapioca, alongside the more hearty fresh cheeses, meats and pastries. There’s even a separate low-calorie restaurant open from breakfast until dinner.
Address: AV Vieira Souto 460, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro 22420-006, Brazil
Price: From $188 a night.