With tourism in crisis, 20 Rio de Janeiro hotels may become residential buildings

Last week, the city government authorized the traditional Hotel Glória, in the South Zone, to be converted into a residential and office building.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Following the example of the iconic Hotel Glória, which will be converted into a luxury residence, other properties affected by the pandemic are following the same path.

With the slump in the number of guests during the pandemic, Rio's hotel owners have begun to convert areas formerly occupied by tourists into housing or office spaces. Some examples are the Flamengo Palace, on Flamengo beach, and the traditional Hotel Payssandu, a . . .

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