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Your Key To The Dream of Rio de Janeiro

Imagine a “Marvelous City” cover by the Atlantic Forest and a beautiful coast with green water, white and tropical beaches with soft sand. Now imagine a hotel that you can say, “It is my place” located between the two biggest Urban Forest in the world among mountains, springs of water, beautiful waterfall and only a few kilometers of distance from wild beaches. However, do not forget to add in this location luxury, comfort and facilities.

Now that you have this dream in mind let me introduce it to you. This Marvelous City called Rio de Janeiro, this zone called Barra da Tijuca at West Zone, the urban forests are Pedra Branca Park and Tijuca National Park and one of the wild beach called Perigoso beach. 

Welcome aboard to my city, my place.   

Barra da Tijuca is the youngest neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro and introduced a new lifestyle into the country. With luxury condominiums and mega malls, the residents certainly lead a fantastic lifestyle. The condominiums are known as eco-condos as they are environmental friendly. Barra da Tijuca has a vibrant nightlife and is proud of several bars and some of the best nightclubs in town. 

 Here are a few of my favorite places in Rio de Janeiro. 

  • Barra da Tijuca Beach The biggest carioca beach, with 14.4 km of extension, delights the ones who goes from Lúcio Costa Avenue to Recreio dos Bandeirantes. Surfing, kite surfing and body surfing are popular sports here. 

In the beginning of the beach there is Barraca do Pepê, the most famous juice kiosk and sandwiches of the city and meeting place to the youth who live in the neighborhood.  

  • Reserva Marapendi and Reserva Beach – Nearby, there is the Biological Reserve Marapendi and Marapendi Lagoon, from Ayrton Senna Avenue, the beach does not allow boardwalk and constructions for being an environmental protection area.  


  • Prainha Beach Located in a nature reserve, are sure to impress anyone with its natural untouched beauty. Access to these beaches is quite difficult but they are definitely worth the trouble. Prainha beach has been honored with the internationally recognized Blue Flag award, given yearly to beaches and marinas that have passed stringent tests for sustainability, quality and management.  


  • Sítio Roberto Burle Marx – Located in Guaratiba, only 11 miles away, the ranch where landscape designer Roberto Burle Marx lived has more than 3,500 types of local and foreign plants, some in danger of extinction. Burle Marx discovered many of them during travels. Ironwood, palm, aloe and more than 200 types of bromeliad introduced to landscape design Burle Marx. He was known as a modern nature artist and a public urban space designer whose designs of parks and gardens made him world famous. Join a visit with biologist, open to the public.  
Meet the Author
Raquel Brandão Concierge Best Western Premier Americas Fashion Hotel by Lenny Niemeyer

My name is Raquel Brandão and I was born in Rio de Janeiro. I was blessed for choosing my career early in the high school. I was born to be a Concierge, that is the “life style” I’ve chosen to myself. I have a degree in Tourism and Hospitality. However, when I became a Concierge I found myself and I knew that it was exactly what I would like to do. I started my career in 2005 as Tour Guide in Rio de Janeiro. My first experience in hospitality was at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and after at the Sheraton Barra, where I was front desk clerk and was promoted and I made it to become a concierge at the hotel. In 2014, I joined Les Clef d’Or as a member. This is a special year for me because I was invite to open the Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro and after the Best Western Premier Americas where I am Concierge nowadays. I am in love with my city. For me this is the most beautiful and blessed city in the World. My favorite activities are walking, trekking and outdoor sightseeing with my family and friends. I love visiting new and different place in Rio de Janeiro and Brazil. Last year I went to Iguazu Falls and Amazon.  I do not have a job; I live my passion every day. I hope to welcome you anytime in Rio de Janeiro.

Best Western Premier Americas Fashion Hotel by Lenny Niemeyer

Best Western Premier Americas Fashion Hotel by Lenny Niemeyer Best Western Premier Hotel is pioneering fashion hotel in Brazil by Lenny Niemeyer, the greatest beachwear stylist in the country. She was invited to create the ambiance, interior design and styling concept. Located at Vogue Square in Barra da Tijuca, a complex with mix use concept with stores, restaurants and it is close to Reserva beach. We offer an exclusive beach service at Ecolounge, between the lagoon and the beach with a truck and boat free shuttle service through Marapendi Lagoon. The mini bars and breakfast follow the new local philosophy that incorporates health, balance, wellness and well-being, and guests will be able to experience organic food from a menu with healthy nutrients and fresh ingredients. Specializing in contemporary Brazilian gastronomy, the menu is a mix of typical and lesser-known Brazilian ingredients by the most renowned Brazilian chef Bela Gil. Contact Info Avenida das Americas, 8585 - Barra da Tijuca Rio De Janeiro, 22793 - Brazil Toll Free Number 1(800) 780-7234 Hotel Direct Number+55 21 3609 3300


+55 21 3609 3300

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