Novotel Rio de Janeiro Parque Olimpico
Built in 2014 in the heart of Rio's most modern neighborhood, this contemporary hotel offers great value for business travelers who want to be near the city's convention center, or visitors coming for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Rooms are clean and modern with a cheap but trendy flare—think the IKEA catalog, at its best. In the pool complex, a glass-and-concrete façade opens up to stylized chaise lounges but little greenery. Perks include a scrumptious, well-stocked breakfast buffet with Brazilian delicacies like Pão de Quejo, addictive cheesy bread rolls that might just sent you straight to the hotel's state-of-the-art fitness center, if not the sauna.