At the heart of the vibrant neighborhood of Botafogo, the Yoo2 Rio de Janeiro hotel makes a case for staying indoors to enjoy your beach vacation. The Yoo2 hospitality collective is part of the overarching YOO Hotels and Resorts created by renowned French designer Philippe Starck and entrepreneur John Hitchcox. A more casual and urban option to the luxurious YOO Collection, the Yoo2 hotels are more design-minded, making them great choices for modern travelers.
The interiors of the 12-story Yoo2 Rio De Janeiro is a collaborative effort between YOO Studio and Brazilian designer Melina Romano. Lush greenery, bright colors, and graphic prints bring a sense of contemporary design with a retro Brazilian aesthetic to the hotel. Romano also tapped on young and local talents to create custom designed furniture and art for the guest spaces. The roster includes Ana Nuete, Leo Romano, Marcus Ferreira, Rodrigo Ferreira, Marcelo Ment, and Marcelo Rosenbaum.
Guests can enjoy expansive views of of Guanabara Bay, Sugar Loaf Mountain, and the iconic Christ the Redeemer sculpture from the comforts of their own room.
YOO Studio designed the YOO Tree as an innovative solution for entertainment and storage. When you want to take a snooze, the YOO Bed features a cushioned headboard and Hypnos Mattress for complete comfort. It also has a cut-out for suitcase storage.
You can enjoy your caipirinhas inside your room or on the rooftop bar and pool instead. For a bite to eat, Chef Marcelo Shambeck provides authentic, seasonally-changed dishes made with local ingredients at the hotel’s main restaraunt, Cariocally.
What: The Yoo2 Rio De Janeiro
Where: Praia de Botafogo, 242 – Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22250-040, Brazil
How much? The 143 rooms and suites start at approximately $228 per night
Highlights: Without stepping outside, you can experience the lush landscape of Brazil inside this hotel. Far from a rustic beach shack though, the Yoo2 creates modern hospitality experience with a Brazilian flair.
Design draw: The vibe of the hotel is retro meets tropics meets contemporary design. The interiors are filled with custom furniture, murals, tiling, and even street art from local artists and makers.
Book it: Visit the Yoo2 Rio De Janeiro
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