Brazil is having trouble making hotel space available for the World Cup

An article in The Washington Post describes difficulties Brazil is having making sufficient hotel rooms available for visitors to the World Cup games.  As usual, the suffocating Brazilian bureaucracy stands in the way of renovating hotels that were abandoned because of disputes over title.  Much of the existing hotel space in Rio de Janeiro is already booked, and prices are very high.  One grand old hotel that will not be available for the World Cup is the Hotel Gloria, which got caught up in the financial troubles of Eike Batista.  This hotel is mentioned in Farewell Rio, first as the site of the Artists’ Ball that opens Carnival, and then as the hotel to which Kate and John repair after Kate is wounded in a shooting.

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One Response to Brazil is having trouble making hotel space available for the World Cup

  1. amba12 says:

    Roa Lynn! This is Annie Gottlieb (remember ELIMA?) trying to reach you! I was so excited to see your piece in The New Yorker and to realize that you are still (or again) in NYC. I have never stopped loving your poems. I am back in NYC (although away till July 19). Please e-mail me at amba12@gmail.com

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