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May 30, 2017

Roundup: Fairmont Into Copacabana, Le Grill Reopens in Monte Carlo

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From South America to Europe, here’s a look at the latest luxury news impacting the meetings and events industry. 

Sofitel Copacabana to Become a Fairmont Hotel

Fairmont is moving into Rio de Janeiro’s famous Copacabana Beach. The Sofitel Copacabana recently closed for a major renovation project. After 14 months, the 400-room property will reopen as a Fairmont property. 

The renovation will add a new pool area with private lounges, as well as a luxury spa with its own VIP suite. 

No information on the new property's meeting and event spaces was available at press time. 

Fairmont parent company AccorHotels, which also owns the Sofitel brand, will also refurbish and convert the Ceasar Park Rio de Janeiro Ipanema into the Sofitel Ipanema

Le Grill Reopens at the Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo

In Monte-Carlo, the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo has reopened its famous Le Grill restaurant. The restaurant now has an expanded terrace with Mediterranean views, as well as a new Winston Churchill private dining room. The décor was also updated in what the restaurant describes as a more contemporary, sea-themed style. 

The menu will focus on regional specialties like freshly fished sea bream, sea bass and John Dory sourced from area fishermen, as well as dishes from the restaurant’s wood-fired rotisserie. The wine list includes vintages ranging from Provence to Piedmont and Tuscany

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