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Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Define your relationship: At the Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro, confident couples and singles with positive body image to spare mingle among Hollywood types and supermodels: Madonna, Alicia Keys, Isabeli Fontana, Jesus Luz, Natalia Vodianova, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Naomi Campbell, Beyoncé, and Alessandra Ambrosio, just to name a few.
Do-not-disturb factor: Low. No one visits the Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro to go unnoticed, so don't bother pretending you want privacy. In fact, reserving a room is, in most cases, solely for the purpose of attaining access to the pool and its stunning, bronzed sun seekers in Brazilian-size swimwear.
Sex appeal: People-watching doesn't get much prettier than this. But if you need to give your drool reflex a rest, the panoramic view from the rooftop infinity swimming pool encompasses Ipanema Beach, the Two Brothers mountain peaks, and Corcovado. There's also a steam room (which shares that prized view); a bar serving passion fruit caipirinhas and fresh-squeezed, ginger-infused watermelon juice; a fitness center with a complimentary one-hour personal training session; and a recently opened Vichy shower room for exhilarating wet treatments by Spa Fasano Renata de Abreu. Down on Ipanema Beach itself, the exclusive Fasano booth takes a creative approach to the citywide prohibition against hotels serving food on public beaches: The beach attendant will pick up your favorite seaside snackssuch as fresh coconut water and acai berriesfrom the nearby quiosques, or boardwalk stands, so you don't have to make a move.
Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro
Tel: 55 21 3202 4000
Deluxe oceanfront accommodations from $920