Requirements by US Embassy- Brazil

Effective 08/04/2016

From U.S. Embassy, Brazil

Brazil is rated critical for crime and in our on-going effort to keep Mission and TDY personnel safe, the Regional Security Officer (RSO) has identified a list of hotels that must be used when visiting Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Recife.  We receive daily reports of incidents against travelers, both American and Brazilian, ranging from credit card theft to armed robberies and assaults.  Many of these incidents occur at or near well known hotel chains.  For these reasons, the RSOs in each of these cities reaches out on a regular basis with the security directors of the hotels most commonly used by US Government employees and American executives.  The hotels have been selected based on several criteria that we believe will help keep traveling U.S. employees as safe as possible.  

The U.S. Embassy will not authorize travelers who are not staying in RSO approved hotels. When completing the Travel Approval Form / FTMS Form, the following information will need to be provided :

  • Hotel name & address
  • Confirmation number
  • Booking date


Radisson Hotel Maceió

Radisson Hotel Aracaju
Quality Hotel Aracaju
Mercure Aracaju Del Mar Hotel

Balneário Camboriu:
Infinity Blue Resort & Spa

Golden/Royal Tulip-Belem
Tulip Inn-Nazare-Belem
Hotel Princesa Louçã **former Hilton Belem**
Radisson Hotel

Belo Horizonte: 
Bristol Multy
Caesar Business Belvedere (January 2014)
Clan Glass Business Hotel (August 2014)
Clarion Lourdes
Holiday Inn Savassi
Ibis Afonso Pena
Liberty Palace (January 2014)
Mercure BH Lifecenter (January 2014)
Mercure BH Lourdes (August 2012)
Ouro Minas Palace Hotel (March 2009)
Quality Afonso Pena (January 2014)
Ramada Lagoa Santa (January 2014)
Belo Horizonte Plaza hotel (November 2015)
Othon Palace Hotel (November 2015)

Boa Vista: 
Aipana Plaza Hotel (August 2008)

Allia Gran Hotels
Athos Bulcão (September 2014)
Base Concept Hotel (February 2014)
Bonaparte Hotel (September 2011)
Brasilia Palace Plaza Hotel (November 2012)
Brisas do Lago (January 2014)
Clarion Jade Hotel (January 2014)
Comfort Suites (August 2011)
Cullinan (September 2014)
Golden Tulip Brasília Alvorada
Kubitschek Plaza (September 2011)
Manhattan (2012)
Meliá Brasil 21 – All Towers (June 2011)
Mercure Eixo Monumental (September 2011)
Mercure Lider (September 2011)
Metropolitan Flat
Windsor Plaza Brasilia (September 2011) **former Naoum Plaza Brasilia**
Quality Inn (January 2014)
Royal Tulip Brasília Alvorada (September 2011)
Saint Moritz (January 2014)
St. Paul (January 2014)

Cabo Frio:
Hotel Mandai
Pousada do Leandro

Tryp Campinas (January 2008)
Vitória Hotel (January 2008)
Hotel Matiz Barão Geraldo (September 2014)
Royal Palm Plaza (September 2014)
Royal Palm Tower

Harbor Saint Michel **former Blue Tree Towers Curitiba**
Four Points Sheraton Hotel (March 2009)
Mercure Curitiba Golden
Pestana Curitiba (March 2009)
Quality Curitiba
Radisson Hotel (January 2014)
Slavieiro Conceptual Palace Hotel
Slavieiro Slim Torres
Tulip Inn Santa Felicidade
Tulip Inn Batel

Blue Moon Towers (January 2012)
Majestic Palace (Oct 2012)
Mercure Florianopolis Convention (September 2014)
Sofitel (October 2012)

Serrador Hotel (September 2013)

Beach Park Suite Resort Hotel (June 2009)
Blue Tree Premium Fortaleza
Golden Tulip Iate Plaza
Gran Marquise Hotel (March 2010)
Holiday Inn Fortaleza
Hotel Luzeiros (March 2010)
Mercure Fortaleza Meireles
Quality Inn Fortaleza
Seara Praia Hotel (June 2011)
Tulip Inn Saint Martin
Tulip Inn Praia Mansa

Foz do Iguacu: 
Bourbon Convention Resort (September 2011)
Carimã Hotel Resort & Convention
Hotel das Cataratas (June 2010)
Rafain Palace Hotel & Convention Center
San Martin Hotel (September 2011)
Viale Hotel & Eventos (September 2011)

Blue Tree Towers Hotel (December 2008)
Bristol Apart-Hotel (January 2009)
Castro’s Park Hotel (November 2008)
Comfort Suites Flamboyant Hotel (December 2008)
Mercure Hotel (March 2012)

Casa Grande Hotel Resort & Spa (October 2011)
Sofitel Jequitimar (October 2011)

Marriot, Guarulhos
Mercure, Guarulhos 
Pullmann Sao Paulo Intl. Airport ** former Caesar Park **

Joao Pessoa: 
Hotel Village Confort (July 2007)
Hotel Village Premium (July 2007)
Tropical Tambaú Hotel (July 2007)

Ariaú Amazon Towers Hotel (January 2009)
Blue Tree Premium Manaus
Caesar Business Manaus (January 2014)
Confort Manaus
Hotel Express Vieira Alves (January 2014)
Mercure Manaus (March 2013)
Millenium Hotel
Novotel Manaus
Park Suites Business Hotel (December 2011)
Quality Manaus
Tropical Manaus (January 2011)

Best Western Majestic (August 2013)
Golden Tulip Interatlantico
Holiday Inn Express
Hotel Parque da Costeira (November 2006)
Hotel PraiaMar
Manary Praia Hotel
Nobile Suites Ponta Negra Beach
Ocean Palace Beach Resort & Bungalous (July 2014)
Pestana Natal Hotel (July 2014)
Piramide Natal Hotel & Convention Center (August 2013)
Quality Suites Natal
Rifoles Praia Hotel & Resort (November 2010)
Serhs Natal Grand Hotel (May 2010)

H Niterói Hotel (September 2014)
Tower Icaraí Praia (June 2009)

Ouro Preto:
Solar do Rosario Hotel (November 2014)

Camboa Resort Hotel (August 2009), Paranagua
Hotel Bender, Mal Candido Rondon
Hotel Província Flex de Francisco Beltrão, Francisco Beltrão

Hotel Metropolitan
Pousada Vila Parnaiba
Real Palace Hotel
Hotel Pousada dos Ventos
Casa de Santo Antonio
Hotel Real

Porto Alegre: 
Adagio Porto Alegre Moinhos de Vento (August 2012) ** former Mercure Moinhos de Ventos**
Bela Vista Service Residence (January 2014)
Confort Porto Alegre
Hotel Deville (March 2008)
Hotel Laghetto Viverone Moinhos (February 2014)
Mercure Beverly Hills (July 2012)
Mercure Porto Alegre Manhattan
Quality Porto Alegre
Radisson Porto Alegre
Sheraton Porto Alegre (August 2012)
Tulip inn Centro Historico

Porto de Galinhas:
Beach Class Resort Muro Alto (June 2014)
Best Western (June 2014)
Grand Mercure Summerville Resort (June 2014) **former Summerville Resort**
Hotel Pontal de Ocaporã (June 2014)
Nannai Resort (June 2014)
Village Porto de Galinhas (June 2014)

Beach Class Suites Recife
Best Western Manibu (March 2009)
Courtyard Marriott Recife
Dorisol Recife Grand Hotel (June 2014)
Golden Tulip Recife Palace (February 2008)
Grand Mercure Recife Atlante Plaza Hotel (October 2010) **former Atlante Plaza Hotel**
Hotel Ibis Recife (June 2014)
Marante Plaza Hotel (June 2014)
Mercure Recife Mar Hotel Conventions **former Mar Hotel Conventions**
Mercure Recife Metrópolis
Mercure Recife Navegantes
Recife Monte Hotel (June 2014)
Sheraton (June 2014)
Transamerica Beach Class Prestige

Rio de Janeiro: 
Acapulco Copacabana, Copacabana
Adagio Ipanema, Ipanema
Arena Copacabana, Copacabana
Arpoador Inn, Ipanema
Atlantico Flat Service, Copacabana
Best Western Augusto’s Rio, Copacabana
Best Western Sol Ipanema (October 2008), Ipanema
Bourbon Barra Premium Residence, Barra
Brisa Barra Hotel, Barra
Caesar Park Ipanema (July 2011), Ipanema
Copacabana Palace Hotel (July 2011), Copacabana
Copacabana Residence, Copacabana
Everest Park, Ipanema
Everest Rio Hotel (December 2009), Ipanema
Fasano, Ipanema
Golden Tulip Continental, Leme
Golden Tulip Ipanema Plaza, Ipanema
Hilton, Barra
Hotel Astoria Palace (June 2011), Copacabana
Hotel Atlantico Praia, Copacabana
Hotel Solar do Imperio, Petrópolis
Ipanema Towers, Ipanema
Ipanema Inn, Ipanema
JW Marriott Hotel (May 2010), Copacabana
Mar Ipanema Hotel, Ipanema
Mar Palace Hotel, Copacabana
Marina All Suites, Leblon
Marina Palace Hotel (June 2011), Leblon
Mercure Arpoador, Copacabana
Mercure Barra, Barra
Mercure Leblon Hotel (June 2011), Leblon
Mirasol, Copacabana
Novotel Parque Olimpico, Barra
Novotel Santos Dumont, Centro
Olinda Rio, Copacabana
Pestana Rio Atlantica, Copacabana
Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel (October 2009), Copacabana
Praia Ipanema, Ipanema
Praia Linda Royalty, Barra
Premier Copacabana, Copacabana
Promenade Barra First, Barra
Promenade Palladium, Leblon
Promenade Princess, Copacabana
Promenade Verano Stay, Barra
Promenade Visconti, Ipanema
Real Palace, Copacabana
Rio Othon Palace (June 2011), Copacabana
Pestana Rio Atlantica (July 2011), Copacabana
Radisson Barra (July 2011), Barra
Ritz Plaza Leblon Hotel, Leblon
Roya Rio Palace, Copacabana
Royal Tulip, Sao Conrado
Royalty Barra Hotel (February 2011), Barra
SESC Copacabana (June 2012), Copacabana
Sheraton, Barra
Sheraton Rio, Sao Conrado
Sofitel Hotel (March 2010), Copacabana
Tiffany’s Residence, Centro
Transamérica, Barra
Tulip Inn Copacabana, Copacabana
Windsor Florida, Flamengo
Windsor Excelsior, Copacabana
Windsor Atlantica (July 2011), Copacabana
Windsor Barra Hotel (April 2009), Barra
Windsor Miramar (January 2014), Copacabana
Windsor Plaza, Copacabana

Rio Grande do Sul: 
Canoas Parque Hotel (March 2008), Canoas
Hotel Continental Santa Maria (March 2007), Santa Maria
Hotel Villa Moura (March 2011)
Serrano Hotel (December 2011)

Blue Tree Premium Hotel (October 2008)
Casa do Amarelindo (April 2010)
Golden Tulip Rio Vermelho
Marazul Hotel (February 2007)
Pestana Bahia
Pestana Bahia Lodge (November 2008)
Pestana Convento do Carmo
Sheraton Salvador
Sofitel Salvador Hotel (January 2009)
Tropical da Bahia Hotel (January 2009)
Tulip Inn Centro de Convenções

Santa Catarina:
Hoteis Valerim, Itajaí

Mercure, Santos
Parque Balneário Hotel

São Luiz:
Hotel Luzeiros
Pestana São Luiz Resort Hotel

São José dos Campos: 
Mercure São José dos Campos
Novotel São José dos Campos
Promenade São José dos Campos

Sao Paulo: 
Arco Hotel Premium Piracicaba, Piracicaba, Estado de Sao Paulo
Blue Tree Premium, Morumbi
Blue Tree Verbo Divino, Chacara Santo Antonio 
Bourbon Convention, Ibirapuera 
City Hotel, Bauru
Clarion Faria Lima, Itaim 
Comfort Ibirapuera , Moema 
Confort Suites Oscar Freire, Jardins 
Emiliano, Jardins
Estanplaza Berrini, Chácara Santo Antonio
Estanplaza International, Chacara Santo Antonio
Estanconfor, Moema
Estanconfor Vila Olimpia
Fasano Hotel, Jardins
Etoile George V, Jardins
George V, Alameda Casa Branca
George V Residence, Alto de Pinheiros
Golden Tulip Belas Artes, Jardins
Golden Tulip Paulista Plaza, Jardins
Golden Tower, Pinheiros
Gran Estanplaza Berrini, Brooklin
Gran Estanconfort, Itaim Bibi
Gran Estanconfor Veranda Berrini (September 2014)
Grand Hyatt, Morumbi
Grand Mercure Park Ibirapuera **former Sofitel São Paulo**
Grande Hotel Campos do Jordão – SENAC, Campos do Jordão
HB Hotels Sequoia Alphaville, Barueri
Hilton, Morumbi
Hotel Feller Avenida Paulista
Ibis Paulínia, Paulínia
Intercity Premium Ibirapuera
Intercontinental São Paulo, Jardins
L'Hotel Porto Bay, Jardins
Limeira Othon Suites, Limeira
Maksoud Plaza, Jardins
Marriot Executive Apartments, Vila Nova Conceição
Meliá Paulista, Jardins **former Caesar Business**
Mercure São Paulo Moema, Moema
Mercure São Paulo Jardins, Jardins
Mercure Nações Unidas, Chácara Santo Antônio
Novotel São Paulo Morumbi, Morumbi
Park Inn by Radisson Ibirapuera, Moema
Pestana São Paulo, Paraiso
Primar Plaza Hotel, Botucatu
Pullman São Paulo Ibirapuera, Vila Mariana
Quality Jardins
Quality Moema
Quality Suites Vila Olimpia
Radisson Faria Lima
Radisson Vila Olímpia **former Park Suítes ITC**
Real Palace, Bebedouro
Renaissance, Jardins 
Sheraton World Trade Center, Brooklin Novo
Staybridge Suites, Itaim Bibi
Stream Palace Hotel, Ribeirão Preto
Tivoli São Paulo Mofarrej, Jardins
Transamérica Executive – The First, Sorocaba
Transamérica São Paulo, Vila Almeida
Unique, Jardins
Vila Bueno Pousada, Jaguariúna
Vitória Hotel (January 2008), Indaiatuba