Barra da Tijuca is among the neighborhoods that most receives investments in tourism, and Rio Arena is in the epicenter of this transformation. The number of hotels keeps growing and the neighborhood already has around 12,800 hotel rooms. Out of these, 2,000 rooms are located in Rio Arena area.
The large investment and the launch of high standard 4 and 5 star hotels, and hotel chains as Mercure, Sheraton, Hyatt, Hilton, Windsor and Meliá, amongst others, is proof that the revitalization of the neighborhood increasingly stimulates leisure and business tourism.
If, for leisure, Barra da Tijuca offers many options of beaches, night clubs, restaurants, shops and shopping malls; for the corporate universe, the neighborhood offers the best infrastructure of the city for concerts, congresses, conventions, trade shows and events in general.