After six months in the works, Sheraton Hotel in Rio completely reopened its facilities in early June. Among the novelties, redecorated suites, spa, gym and many new restaurants and bars. This was only the first stage of the renovation, whose total cost is estimated at $ 50 million.
The difference is noticed as soon as you enter the hotel. The new lobby now features a bar overlooking the sea and a high wi-fi connection space called “Link @ Sheraton® experienced with Microsoft ®”. Over the 538 apartments, glass slides replaced the railing of the balconies. In addition, from the first to the fourth floor, all large size balconies were transformed into living areas.
On the fourth floor, there is a new Shine Spa. All the well-known relaxing treatments, but with a twist: the service is done in poolside huts.
But it’s in the taste that the perception of “new” in Rio’s Sheraton is more evident. On the 26th floor Sheraton Club Lounge, the official restaurant of the hotel has been completely redesigned. Even on the highest floor, the Etoile French restaurant promises to be star of Rio’s dining scene, under the command of chef Jean Paul Bondoux.
Back to the ground floor, the Bene is Italian touch to the kitchen of the Sheraton. Under the baton of chef Ciro Piedimonte, there is a more relaxed feel at the tables, all overlooking the Leblon’s sea. Finally, the DRY MARTINI bar, to be opened by the end of the year. The highlight here is the mixology drinks menu created by award-winning spanish Javier de las Muelas, who owns bars in Madrid, Barcelona, Bali and Singapore.