Since the 1960s, Ipanema has earned the status of Rio de Janeiro's most charming beach, the gorgeous scenery and the cosmopolitan and bereft lifestyle of the neighborhood inspired the creation of Bossa Nova. The sweet sway of girls on the way to the ocean conquered the world in the song "Girl of Ipanema", by Vinicius de Moraes and Tom Jobim - composed just a block away from where the BEST WESTERN PLUS Sol Ipanema Hotel stands today. In the 1970s, the beach became a reference for the generation that would change Brazilian culture forever. Young artists and intellectuals who were ahead of their time inaugurated new ideas and attitudes during unforgettable summers - loud protests, popular saying that spread through the country like fire, the first topless bathers in Brazil, the first "tanga-type" bikinis, tropical music, lots of creativity and lots of controversy. The meeting point was in front of BEST WESTERN PLUS Sol Ipanema Hotel - or just "o Sol". Even today, this is one of the liveliest spots along the coast of Rio de Janeiro. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Sol Ipanema Hotel continues to hold a privileged place to accompany the graceful protrusion of this beach that is the perfect expression of the soul of Rio de Janeiro. To guarantee a comfortable stay, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Sol Ipanema Hotel offers services and accommodations such as meeting room, an International restaurant, bar, a business center with Internet access and a beauty salon.