Built in the 1920s, the Hotel Gloria is one of the most traditional hotels in Brazil, and has preserved its original classic design with its antique French furniture and art pieces. Located on Praia do Flamengo, the hotel is located a few minutes from downtown and the southern district. The Hotel Gloria is surrounded by tropical gardens and features panoramic verandahs. Suites at the hotel feature Persian carpets, perior furniture and valuable art pieces. At its restaurants, one can taste the most sophisticated international dishes prepared by a specialized staff. Hotel features include helicopter transfer and a theatre.