Andi’s Pick: La Suite Rio

April 26, 2012

La Suite Rio: Rio de Janeiro

First Impression

My husband and I had both been Rio de Janeiro quite a few times, thus it was not necessary for us to stay in the heart of the city and since we were going to have to say an unthinkable goodbye to each other on the last day of our honeymoon due to immigration issues, seclusiveness was what we were seeking.  La Suite Rio was the perfect choice, as it is perched on top of the Joatinga cliffs, offering complete isolation from the hustle and bustle of the city.


The boutique hotel with a sweeping view is located in the most glamorous part of Rio de Janeiro.  Some consider it to be the “Beverly Hills” of Brasil.  While it is not on the beach, it is only a short taxi ride away

The Room

There are seven suites, each is assigned a different color and with the most fabulous room key I have ever seen in all of my travels.

While we were not given the pink room, which probably would have been my first choice, we were given the blue room and it could not have been more suited for us.  It has deep, dark masculine walls that appealed to my husband, however there is a gorgeous Andy Warhol print of Marilyn Monroe adjacent to a fuchsia orchid that pulled at my heartstrings.

Another special touch included in the King sized bedroom is an iPod that had thousands of songs already downloaded onto it.

The blue room also happens to have the largest private patio of all of the suites.

The Bathroom

The spacious en suite bathroom is as luxurious as they come, as it is draped in marble that matches the wall color of the bedroom and contains L’occitane products.

The Extras

Brasilians take their sun worshipping seriously, thus there are are pools on the premises.  My favorite was the sixty-six foot infinity pool with a sheer drop into the Atlantic Ocean.  The surrounding grounds are expertly landscaped with tropical flora.

Breakfast, which is included in the room rate, is served on on the main terrace.  Honestly, I am not sure if the meal or the view was better; they were both unforgettable.

Why It Is Andi’s Pick

I could have spent days admiring every single detail found throughout the hotel.  The owners have collected items from their travels around the world, as well as local flee-markets, to create the perfectly balanced ambience.

The detail that most took my breath away though was the Philippe Starck, my favorite designer/architect, Baccarat mirror and chandelier in the lobby of the hotel.  When I saw it, I instantly knew that I was in the right place.

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164 thoughts on “Andi’s Pick: La Suite Rio

  1. Julie Khuu

    Gorgeous! Love all the luxe chandis and the pattern mix…Global chic!

    I’m hosting 5 days of GIVEAWAYS with 5 chances to WIN in honor of my blog’s 2year anniversary! Would love for you to stop by and check it out!

    Peace. Love. LOL!


  2. Emily in Chile

    I love that you started your wedding and ended your honeymoon with Philippe Starck! I’ve had lunch in that area of Rio, and the views and seclusion are hard to beat – might have to check out La Suite next time I’m in Rio.

    1. Andi Perullo

      OMG you are SO right! I honestly didn’t think about that. Very synchronistic!!! Next time you’re in Rio you should at least spend 1 day at La Suite. You would love love love it.

  3. ashley

    Did you seriously get that hotel stay sponsored! That is BRILLIANT! I’m so jealous, what a good way to subsidize travel while getting to stay in rad locations!

  4. Amy Shaughnessy

    I can’t get over these fabulous pictures! How beautiful is the scenery too?! And the little room keys are definitely the cutest I have ever seen.


  5. Alice No

    Wouahhhh I guess you’ve had a great time there.
    Rio is definitely on the top list of destinations I wanna visit.

    Btw, thank you so much for all your lovely comments dear, it means a lot to me.

    I wish you all the best.

    xx Alice

  6. Renee

    I can’t even IMAGINE having to part right after your honeymoon. Ugh, immigration is no joke! My husband wasn’t a citizen when we got married, but he was a permanent resident so we didn’t have to go through that. Just mounds and mounds of government paperwork. Hope you’re both in the same place now or will be soon!

    1. Andi Perullo

      We are in the same place now darling, about to celebrate our 1 year anniversary!!! It was the hardest thing I’ve EVER had to do. Saying goodbye to him literally broke my heart in a million pieces, but we survived and are stronger because of it! <3

  7. Andi

    I love when hotels take the time to differentiate themselves with the little details. The modern design with an interesting mix of one part minimalism one part kitsch is cool!

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  10. Carly

    Wow! This looks like such a beautiful hotel. The infinity pool with wooden decking is perfect for sun worshipers. How do you search for hotels? I’m trying to plan a trip to Italy but am struggling to find somewhere unique to stay.

    C x

  11. Krista

    That is stunning, dear Andi. 🙂 I’m so glad you had such a gorgeous place to enjoy your last few days together. The view from the terrace is spectacular and peaceful. 🙂

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  13. Megan

    that place looks out of this world! i need a little sunworshiping soon and im not sure where i need to go do it…maybe the place is right there!

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