AccorACCORHOTELS’ upmarket MGallery by Sofitel collection of properties has expanded into Brazil, with the opening of the new Hotel Santa Teresa Rio de Janeiro (pictured). This year’s Olympics are expected to boost demand for the destination, with the addition located in the trendy, bohemian Santa Teresa district near such iconic attractions as the Christ The Redeemer statue, Sugarloaf Mountain, Copacabana beach and the Ipanema Coast.

Each of the 43 rooms boasts a “supersize” king bed, and the Hotel Santa Teresa also offers a spa, swimming pool and Jacuzzi along with the iconic Tereze restaurant where Argentine chef Pablo Ferreyra offers an array of local cuisine which can be enjoyed with a stunning panoramic backdrop of the Guanabara Bay. It’s the second MGallery property in South America, joining the Brick Hotel Buenos Aires which joined the collection in 2013.

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