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The other week, I wrote (access here) about the closure of Sofitel Copacabana for more than a year due to extensive refurbishments and can now confirm that this hotel will become Fairmont Copacabana once it opens sometime in the second half of 2018.

Fairmont Copacabana

The Caesar Park hotel in Ipanema (Managed by Sofitel) has become Sofitel Ipanema and is going through some renovations as well. [click to continue…]

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Back in mid-April (read more here), I wrote about new Le Club AccorHotels initiative where members could use their points at the time of checking out. The front desk agent could directly withdraw the points from your account and apply towards the folio expenses.

Your Experiences Paying With Le Club AccorHotels Points At Time Of Checking Out

The Le Club AccorHotels vouchers that one could request online, print out and hand in when checking out are gone before the end of this year. These are handy because the account holder don’t actually have to be present when they are used. [click to continue…]