Hotels that achieve the prestigious Platinum Award represent the top 3% of hotels within each Choice brand. The awards are based on a ranking system that measures guest satisfaction, product quality, room condition and cleanliness, and staff service. These properties have a proven track record of providing exceptional guest service and facilities.
Located between the South Wing and the southeastern sector of the city, the Parque da Cidade was opened in 1978 and is the largest urban park in the world, with an area of 4.2 square kilometers (1.6 square miles). The park is one of the main leisure destinations in the city because of the variety of activities it provides. Sports fields and courts, artificial lakes, an amusement park, an equestrian center and trails for jogging, biking and in-line skating make it appealing for people of all ages and walks of life. For its magnitude, beauty and utility, it's considered a city heritage site.