By Harold Emert

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the current rush of cyber business, not every visitor to Marvelous City Rio de Janeiro has the time or the resources to stay in hotels with panoramic ocean views near its beaches. The Rio Times visited two alternative possibilities for visitors, both located downtown.

Hotel 55

Named after Brazil's telephone country code (55), this lovely 1860 renovated Colonial-style, yet neo-modern hotel is located in Lapa at Rua Visconde de Maranguape, No. 9, beside the Sala Cecília Meireles chamber-music hall. It was built in 1860 and . . .

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