Making its much-anticipated debut in September 2016, YOO Hotels & Resorts is launching the group’s first property under the cool, social, urban Yoo2 brand in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Designed by the acclaimed YOO Design Studio based in London, the 143 room-and-suite Yoo2 Rio de Janeiro will connect Rio’s local soul with cutting-edge design.
The launch marks an exciting phase of new openings for the brand, with hotel developments announced in Bali, Thailand and the UK.
The launch of Yoo2 Rio de Janeiro, a partnership with Intercity Hotels, will kick-start the expansion of this striking new brand.
Showcasing the brand’s acclaimed design ethic, Yoo2 Rio de Janeiro’s rooms and interiors offer spectacular, unrivalled views of the beach, Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado (Christ the Redeemer) from opposite sides.
The design reflects local influences and the hotel has worked with local artists and artisans – including Marcelo Ment, a Rio-based street artist who has designed a striking graffiti mural in the lift shaft which can be marvelled at from glass lifts as guests travel through the hotel.
Impressive views across the city and Guanabara Bay can be enjoyed from the hotel’s rooftop bar and pool, where much more than just caipirinhas are served, as the sun sets between the majestic mountains.
Yoo2 Rio de Janeiro is located in one of Rio’s hippest beachfront neighbourhoods – Botafogo – which is one of the most well-connected districts in the city.
Affectionately known to locals as ‘BotaSoho’, guests will find themselves at the beating heart of vibrant Rio de Janeiro, with local artists, boutique shopping and exquisite dining experiences all within a short walking distance from the hotel.
The hotel also offers activities including bike tours to see the local street art, guided morning runs, and city excursions.