Av. Lœcio Costa (old Av. Sernambetiba)
2630 Barra da Tijuca
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Phone : 55 21 2195-5000
The next in the “Standards Edge” conference series will
be on November 11, 2007 at the Windsor
Barra Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This one day
conference will be held in the Versailles II conference
Rio de Janeiro
A Cidade Maravilhosa—The Marvelous City—is
famous for its beaches, its music, and its vibrant culture.
The conference will take place in the new Barra da Tijuca
area featuring a beautiful 18km beach, picturesque lakes
and channels, and spectacular dining and shopping opportunities.
Whether your preference is to absorb Brazilian culture
in a local restaurant or enjoy the latest in Samba, you’re
sure to find your perfect entertainment in this wonderful
For further information, visit:
The Ministry of
de Janeiro Convention Bureau
Rio de Janeiro website, Riotur
Useful Information for Rio de Janeiro
Banks are open weekdays from
10 am to 4 pm; they are closed
on weekends and public holidays.
Before departure from home,
visitors are encouraged to
check the acceptability of
their credit and/or cash cards
with their local bank. Automated
teller machines (ATMs) can
be found almost everywhere;
some machines provide 24-hour
cash withdrawal (R$) facilities
for major credit cards.
The Brazilian currency is the Real (R$); there
are 100 centavos in one Real. Money changes must post
their exchange rates and issue receipts. It is advisable
to keep these receipts until after you depart from Brazil.
Rio de Janeiro is generally casual. A jacket or wrap
is often needed at hotels, restaurants and bars due to
air conditioning. Suits are usually only worn in formal
The voltage is 110 volts, 60 cycles. In most
hotel bathrooms there is a 220-volt outlet.
Safety and Security
As in any city in the world of the size of Rio de Janeiro,
the key to an uneventful stay is to protect yourself
from pickpockets and carry as little cash and as few
valuables as possible. The Rio de Janeiro military police
and the municipal guard corps have stations and reporting
centres. In case of need, do contact the hotel Front
Desk for guidance and assistance.
Rio de Janeiro is usually warm year round. Summer
runs from November to March.