By Fiona Hurrell, Senior Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Copacabana Palace Hotel has remained one of Rio’s most iconic landmarks ever since it first opened its doors in 1923. Presiding over an era of decadence and glamor, the impressive white building has hosted the crème de la crème of stars and celebrities from Marilyn Monroe and Fred Astaire to the Rolling Stones and Beyoncé.
Despite its ability to preserve tradition the hotel is by no means adverse to change, having recently undergone an intensive renovation project in order to bring the establishment up-to-date . . .