Overlooking trendy Praia do Mucuripe, just a 15-minute drive from the Centro, this luxury resort hotel can certainly trumpet its "convenient location." Marble and black granite give the building a modern, sleek look. One of the on-site restaurants serves Brazilian fare, while another focuses on French cuinsine. The third, Mariko, is noteworthy for Japanese food and buffets of lobster, shrimp, sushi, sashimi, and oysters. The view from the pool area on the 20th floor is
fantastic, while the garden lobby was designed by landscape artist Burle Marx.