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Yoo2 Rio de Janeiro by Intercity

Praia de Botafogo 242, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
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LOCAL SOUL AND MODERN DESIGN IN BEAUTIFUL BOTAFOGO

Experience the best of Rio's vibrant, social culture at Yoo2 Rio de Janeiro by Intercity, a new design hotel in the popular beachfront neighborhood of Botafogo, between the city center and the beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana. Sip cocktails on the Rooftop Pool Bar overlooking Sugar Loaf Mountain, Guanabara Bay, and Christ the Redeemer statue. Enjoy the hotel's rooftop pool, state-of-the-art gym, delicious dining, eclectic music, and inventive activities like bike tours of local street art. It is more than a place to stay — it is a place to experience the social soul and heartbeat of the city and Brazil.

  • The dog-friendly hotel's 143 guestrooms and suites feature decorative tile floors, striking designs, and unique YOO furniture pieces designed by John Hitchcox and Philippe Starck; suites add sitting areas and whirlpool tubs
  • Swim in the rooftop pool, work out at the fitness center, and go on a guided beach run
  • Dine at Cariocally Restaurant & Bar for contemporary Brazilian dining
  • Head up to The Rooftop for creative cocktails, a seafood bar, local music, and spectacular views
  • After your complimentary breakfast, walk just across the street to Botafogo Beach
  • Engage in organized activities like bike tours, guided runs, and exclusive art gallery viewings
  • Explore Botafogo's eclectic bistros, bookshops, clubs, cafés, shops, and restaurants

The Yoo2 environment offers surprises everywhere, from Urban Art in the Elevator to hydraulic tiles, rejuvenating juice blends, artisanal coffee, eclectic design, and Biscoito Globo. Sociable dining is a theme, so you can get to know others on your Rio journey. The hotel also offers a range of exclusive guided experiences exploring Brazilian cuisine, hidden beaches and islands, art, fashion, and design — plus connections to boat and helicopter tours, hang-gliding experiences, and Samba demonstrations.

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The 143 chic guestrooms and suites at Yoo2 Rio de Janeiro by Intercity blend striking, contemporary design with varying views of Sugar Loaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer. With unique YOO and street-art furniture pieces, modern bathrooms with Granado Brand amenities, free WiFi, and flat-screen TVs, these spaces exude the essence of Rio. Upgraded rooms have Nespresso machines and suites feature sitting areas and whirlpool tubs. Snack from the mini-bar or order room service when you prefer to dine in. For even more luxury, stay in the Celebration Room, a suite with a living room and panoramic views.

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Yoo2 Rio de Janeiro by Intercity dining

Dining

Dining at Yoo2 Rio de Janeiro by Intercity is varied and rooted in quality food mixed with spaces that encourage social interaction. Start the day right with breakfast in the Lobby Lounge, and then refresh your thirst throughout the day with artisan coffee and refreshing juices. Dine at the on-site restaurant, have a drink and light bite at the Rooftop Bar, or order room service from your guestroom.

Cariocally Restaurant & Bar – Feast on authentic Brazilian/Carioca and international cuisine using quality, local ingredients for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The varied menu changes through the seasons, so your food is fresh and fitting for the time of year. From slow-cooked barbeque ribs to locally caught fish and octopus with jambu rice, your options are delicious. The wine cellar boasts one of the city's largest selections; come and sit at the bar for a cocktail or pastry if you are not in the mood for a full meal.

The Rooftop – This hip rooftop bar by the pool is the perfect location for socializing, eating, drinking, and making unforgettable memories. It is a favorite destination for locals, offering spectacular views, inventive cocktails, light bites, a wide selection of wine and Champagne, and music into the night.

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Activities

Sure, you can relax in Rio de Janeiro, but the city is known for its array of vibrant activities, nightlife, music, outdoor options, and social experiences — and it is all yours. The hotel itself offers plenty to do. Swim in the rooftop pool or sip a cocktail on a cabana. Work out at the state-of-the-art gym. Dine at the restaurant or rooftop bar as you listen to local music and look out over the city's breathtaking beauty. Go on a guided morning beach run, a bike tour of local street art, and exclusive local art gallery viewings.

The hotel's concierges are well connected and can help you access the best restaurants and clubs in Rio. They also offer experiences for you to explore the city from an insider's perspective. You can explore Brazilian cuisine in the home of Chef Mari Vidal in Rio's Gavea neighborhood or take a tour of hidden beaches and islands by boat. Experience art, fashion, and design with a tour of key galleries, workshops, and boutiques. Go hang gliding, take a panoramic helicopter ride, and tour the hidden alleys of old Rio. For exploring on your own, bars, clubs, dining, shopping, and attractions are only a walk or short ride away from the hotel. Visit the Indian Museum, San Clemente Palace, Villa Lobos Museum, City Palace, Sugarloaf Cable Car, and the botanical garden. The famous Copacabana and Ipanema beaches are within 5 mi / 8 km away and Tijuca National Forest Park is within a 30-minute drive. For a true Brazilian experience, take in the passion and pageantry of a football game at the Maracanã — part of the larger Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho complex — home to clubs Flamengo, Fluminense, Botafogo, and Vasco da Gama. The storied stadium played host to the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympic events.

Location

Yoo2 Rio de Janeiro by Intercity

Yoo2 Rio de Janeiro by Intercity Praia de Botafogo 242, RJ, Rio de Janeiro 55-21-34452000

Yoo2 Rio de Janeiro by Intercity is in a prime spot in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in the popular beachfront neighborhood of Botafogo. It sits among beautiful hills and is within walking distance to the beach and attractions, shopping, nightclubs, and bistros of Botafogo. Famous Copacabana Beach is just 2 mi / 3 km away, and downtown Rio is just 4 mi / 6 km from the hotel.

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Transportation

Airport
Santos Dumont Airport (SDU) is 3 mi / 5 km from the hotel.
Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG) is 12 mi / 19 km away.

Bus
The bus stop is conveniently located in front of the hotel.

Subway
The Flamingo and Botafogo subway stations are within a 10-minute walk of the hotel.

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