Review: Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro


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With a highly desirable location right on the beach in the exclusive travel destination of Barra da Tijuca, the brand new Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro offers luxury accommodation and first class facilities in this fabulous holiday spot.

Wherever you decide to stay, book via our luxury travel concierge. We offer free upgrades, free breakfasts, and free perks at hotels, including Four Seasons, Aman, Belmond, Hyatt, Ritz-Carlton, Marriott, InterContinental, and more. You also get your usual Marriott Bonvoy, Hyatt, Hilton, and other loyalty points and status benefits when you book with our concierge.


Boasting plenty of spectacular views of both the ocean and the Marapendi Lagoon, the hotel is close to fantastic shopping, dining, and outdoor and cultural activities, not to mention being right on the doorstep of the most beautiful stretch of beach in Rio. The Grand Hyatt is located just 35 km from Galeão International Airport. Direct flights are from Heathrow with British Airways.

Style & Character

Newly built in accordance with Grand Hyatt’s “Living Grand” mantra, this is a really impressive hotel. The décor is fresh, modern, and designed with large, open, airy spaces that blend seamlessly with the beautiful natural surroundings. With three restaurants, a spa, extensive business facilities, and a stunning pool area amid a whole host of other amenities, this hotel is sure to have whatever you are looking for when booking a stay in Rio.


Each room at the Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro features large floor-to-ceiling windows and a generously sized balcony from which to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Designed using natural woods, stones, and fabrics, the rooms are comfortable with a relaxed, seaside feel. All rooms benefit from air conditioning, a well-stocked minibar, a Nespresso coffee machine, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Bathrooms boast tubs, rain showers, premium Granado toiletries, and robes. The addition of Brazilian flip-flops in each room is a thoughtful touch! Room Tip – Some rooms have ocean views, while others overlook the lagoon. Be sure to state your preference.

Service & Facilities

In addition to the luxury of stepping right out onto the clean white sands of the most beautiful beach in Rio direct from the hotel doors, the Grand Hyatt Rio also boasts a sleek and elegant pool area where you can relax on a sun lounger while away an afternoon. You can also take advantage of a 24-hour fitness center, enjoy a spot of pampering at the Atiaia Spa or take a yoga class. Outside the hotel itself, there is great shopping and nightlife in Barra da Tijuca and it’s also close to the Olympic Park. The center of Rio itself, with all the excitement and vibrancy the city has to offer, is just a short drive away. Renting a bike is a great way to get around the local area.

Food & Drink

Breakfast and lunch are served at Cantô Gastrô e Lounge. This traditional Brazilian restaurant also provides a lively evening lounge with bossa nova music, an impressive selection of Caipirinha cocktails, and an array of tempting sharing plates. Guests can also dine at Tano Cucina Italiana – an Italian trattoria where the chefs prepare fresh pasta dishes in full view thanks to the open kitchen – or at Shiso, a contemporary Japanese restaurant where you can enjoy sushi, sashimi, and yakitori dishes as well as explore the extensive sake menu.


The Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro offers luxury accommodations, outstanding facilities, and all right on the doorstep of the most beautiful beach in the city!

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