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JW Marriott Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [Master Thread]

JW Marriott Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [Master Thread]

Old Nov 13, 2002, 10:56 am
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Arrow JW Marriott Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [Master Thread]

Has anyone stayed at the Marriott in Rio de Janeiro (Copacabana)? I'm interested in hearing any good/bad experiences. Thanks!

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Old Nov 13, 2002, 10:57 pm
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The Marriott in Rio is a beautiful hotel- I *almost* felt guilty staying there on business! The location can't be beat, great rooftop pool/sundeck, concierge lounge w/local fruits and pastries for breakfast, and the most delicious chocolates left on your pillow! Only downside would be the high price. Otherwise, wonderful!
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Old Nov 14, 2002, 12:25 pm
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Thanks for the info. I will be there on vacation, so having it seem more like a resort is a good thing. Seems like a good use of points.
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Old Nov 21, 2002, 10:55 am
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Rio de Janeiro Marriott--Any opinions?

Any one stayed at the Rio Marriott? How are the rooms, views, service, location?
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Old Nov 22, 2002, 10:00 am
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Must be nice, as I wanted to book a room in June for New Year's and it was sold out at that time.
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Old Nov 22, 2002, 2:36 pm
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It is the BIGG activities for New Years, that books the hotels. Everyone goes to the beach for some special ceremonials at Midnight.
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Old Nov 22, 2002, 5:05 pm
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Yes - I have stayed at the Rio Marriott - it's a JW Marriott. I stayed there in May last year soon after it opened. It's in a great location right on the Copacabana with a fantastic concierge lounge. E-Mail me if you have any specific questions.
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Old Nov 23, 2002, 7:43 am
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Haven't been to Rio since the Marriott opened, but I walked past it when it was under construction. Nice location.
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Old Nov 23, 2002, 10:50 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Vasbyte:
it's a JW Marriott</font>
Now it is, but it originally opened as a Marriott and got converted to JW some time ago.

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Old Sep 1, 2003, 8:31 pm
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Marriott Rio de Janeiro

I did a search already but nothing turned up on this property.

Does anyone have any info/trip reports on it?

Thanks
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Old Sep 2, 2003, 11:41 pm
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I was in Rio in February. I considered staying in the Marriott, but picked the Sheraton instead. The Marriott is across the street from the beach - as are all the big hotels along Ipanema and Copacabanna beaches. Also, most of these hotels have small roof-top swimming pools. The Sheraton is the only hotel directly on the beach. It also has two big pools. It has more of a resort feel, which is what I was looking for. It's up on a hill by itself, but you can walk to Ipanema or take a short cab ride.

The Marriott is a fairly new hotel I believe. It looked nice enough, but it depends on what you're looking for from your hotel. Hope this helps.
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Old Sep 3, 2003, 4:13 pm
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I stayed at this Marriott a little over a year ago. I was there on business, so the high price didn't bother me.

Otherwise, I thought it was a very nice hotel - across the street from the beach; clean, modern rooms; rooftop sundeck and pool. The concierge lounge was particularly nice and had a great selection of local fruits and pastries for breakfast.

I could have sworn I posted a FT review on this hotel before, but nothing turned up when I did a search ... maybe I dreamed it!
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Old Sep 4, 2003, 2:05 am
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I was there two weeks ago and it is a great hotel. The entire staff was friendly and attentive and everyone spoke english, I mean everyone. The location is fine and they have a private, secure area on Copacabana beach during the day where you can feel comfortable leaving your items while enjoying the beach. I must say it isn't the cheapest hotel in the city and if cost is an issue you could certainly do better elsewhere. Overall it was a great place and met all my needs, I would certainly use the hotel again and recommend it to all FT'ers.

If there is something specific or area of interest about the place just post a response or e-mail me directly and I will do my best to answer.
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Old Sep 4, 2003, 4:49 am
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I stayed there a few years ago - just after it opened - and it's a great property. I too remember posting a review but could not find it!
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Old Sep 4, 2003, 5:20 am
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OK! OK!
I will stay there for a week in October on an award. I should get my monies worth!

The idea of being on the beach is neat. It is 24 years, since I stayed on beach in the Othon Palace or something like that. Still remember the breakfast with the great coffee, fruit, and trays of meats, etc.


 

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