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  • Writer's pictureMark Vogel

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort: Paradise in Rio de Janeiro

5-star hotel with private beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


View from my room balcony at the Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
View from my balcony at the Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Located between the lush forests and the azure waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is a stunning destination that offers an exceptional experience for travelers looking for an unforgettable vacation. I had the opportunity to spend a few nights there and I'm really glad I did.






“With its prime location, luxurious amenities, and impeccable service, this hotel has become a top choice for those seeking a tropical paradise in one of the world's most beautiful cities.”

Location and Access


The Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort is situated in the upscale neighborhood of Leblon, known for its beautiful beaches, chic boutiques, and vibrant nightlife. The hotel is just a 30-minute drive from Rio de Janeiro's downtown area, and it is easily accessible from the Galeão International Airport.


While based at the hotel, I was able to conveniently get to many of the popular sites, including Sugarloaf Mountain, Corcovado and the Botanical Garden of Rio de Janeiro. I also visited the Museu do Amanhã (Museum of Tomorrow) and the Escadaria Selarón tile steps.


While I really liked that the hotel had its own private beach, I made sure to spend time at the famous Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon Beaches.


Accommodations


The hotel features 542 spacious guest rooms and suites, all of which offer breathtaking views of either the ocean or the surrounding mountains. I had a stunning view of the ocean and beaches from my balcony. The rooms are stylishly designed. They have modern amenities including flat-screen TVs, comfortable beds and high-speed internet.


Dining


The Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort has several dining options to suit every taste. The hotel's signature restaurant, Bene, offers authentic Italian cuisine in a cozy and inviting atmosphere. The Terrasse Restaurant, overlooking the hotel's lush gardens and the ocean, serves an international buffet breakfast, as well as lunch and dinner. The hotel also has a poolside bar and a lounge bar, both of which are perfect for enjoying a refreshing drink while taking in the stunning views.


Recreation


The hotel offers a range of recreational activities to keep guests entertained throughout their stay. The hotel features a large outdoor swimming pool, surrounded by palm trees and sun loungers, as well as a fitness center and tennis courts. For those looking for a more relaxing experience, the Shine Spa offers a variety of treatments and services designed to rejuvenate and restore the body and mind.


Meetings and Events


The Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort is also an ideal destination for meetings, events, and conferences. The hotel features 27 meeting rooms, including a ballroom that can accommodate up to 1,300 guests. All meeting spaces are equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual technology and high-speed internet access, making them perfect for any type of event.


The Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort is one of the best places you can stay while visiting Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With its prime location, luxurious amenities, and impeccable service, this hotel has become a top choice for those seeking a tropical paradise in one of the world's most beautiful cities. The Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort is sure to exceed your expectations and leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.


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