ROOM WITH A VIEW

You’ve heard of the girl from Ipanema, now meet the hotel from Copacabana. It’s the Rio de Janeiro Marriott Hotel, a luxury retreat for business travelers, overlooking the world-renowned stretch of beach. The Marriott is the first new hotel erected on Copacabana since 1980, and it was worth the wait. Talk about location: The 16-story hotel offers views of four famous sites, including Christ the Redeemer statue, and features 245 rooms, 17 suites, an executive floor, and a rooftop fitness center and swimming pool. In their rooms, guests have access to high-speed Internet links, and just down the street, there’s access to a high-speed tram, which zips to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain. For information, call (800) 228-9290. —