The Palácio Quitandinha (Portuguese for "Quitandinha Palace") is a historic former luxury resort hotel, casino and convention center in Petrópolis, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 1947, the Palácio Quitandinha was the site of the Rio Treaty, attended by United States President Harry Truman.
|Location||Petrópolis, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Floor area||50,000 square meters|
|Number of rooms||440|
|Number of suites||13|
|Quitandinha Palace - Petrópolis Foundation of Culture and Tourism|
The hotel was, for many years, probably the second most famous hotel of the country, after the Copacabana Palace hotel in Rio de Janeiro, which is only about 65 km from Petrópolis. The scenic artificial lake in front of the hotel, loosely resembling the shape of Brazil, was built as a source of water in the event of a fire.
Famous guests who stayed at the hotel included Errol Flynn, Orson Welles, Lana Turner, Henry Fonda, Maurice Chevalier, Greta Garbo, Carmen Miranda, Walt Disney, Bing Crosby, politicians like Eva Perón and president Getúlio Vargas of Brazil and king Carol II of Romania.
Other websites change
- Media related to Palácio Quitandinha at Wikimedia Commons
- Casinos in Brazil - Photos, Videos and Facts About Quitandinha Palace Casino (in Portuguese)
- Living in Quitandinha (in Portuguese)