"My soul sings, I see Rio de Janeiro, I’m dying of longing
Rio, your sea, Beach without end
Rio, you were made for me" ------ Tom Jobim
Rio de Janeiro... the name itself conjures images of an exotic, tropical, progressive culture, filled with beach life, music and local cuisine. An atmosphere that can only be found one place in the world - in Rio.
As a traveler, your time is priceless - both in the pre-planning stage, and during your stay. Whether you are traveling for pleasure or business - or both - you want to be able to trust someone who knows Rio, who lives in Rio, who has built up a curated portfolio of luxury properties and a network of the best concierge service providers the city can offer.
Rio Exclusive is an un-corporate, hard-working, boots-on-the-ground, international team of travel and real estate professionals, with our sole goal being a happy client. We combine personalized real estate services, along with luxury vacation rentals and the concierge support that goes along with every booking.
We are located in Rio de Janeiro at 22’ 57’ 6.26” South by 43’ 12’ 37.66’’ West, with our office being located in Ipanema, 2 short blocks to the world famous Ipanema Beach. We have developed a team from points all over the world, who have a passion for travel, real estate, service, and Brazil. Our hands on and honourable approach, along with our expert local knowledge and network, ensures our clients gain inside access to Rio's most exclusive rental and real estate properties, concierge services and local events.
How It All Started
Rio Exclusive was founded by Juliana Guzman and Arnaud Bughon in 2007, with a goal to provide luxury property accommodations for visitors to Rio de Janeiro, as an alternative to the traditional 5 star hotels. Arnaud and Juliana knew at that time - before "luxury" had really entered the Brazilian rental market like it has today - that Rio was on the verge of a ground-breaking change. That there was a demand for this hidden luxury market in Rio. They started Rio Exclusive with the renovation of a single rental property, and from there, Rio Exclusive not only burst onto the scene, but pioneered the way for Rio's luxury rental market. Since well before 2007 Arnaud and Juliana called Rio home, and through this advantage of being locals themselves, they were able to find the best luxury properties not available to anyone else. They were able to find the hidden jewels sprinkled throughout the beach neighborhoods, behind the facades of historic buildings.
By combining their local knowledge and connections, partnering with reliable local contractors and professionals, and packaging it all under Rio Exclusive, they were able to set the market and open up a new side of Rio, not previously known to those not living here.
Where We Went From There
Building on our success in Rio de Janeiro, in 2009 we began to offer our services in hot destinations like Buzios, Paraty and Angra. Our company expanded to include Colombia Exclusive in 2010, offering the superb quality of luxury vacation rentals we are renowned for in the growing new Colombian market.
In 2012 we set out to expand our offerings for the corporate market and develop comprehensive concierge services. We partnered with the most exclusive concierge service providers to be able to deliver the unmatched level of service our clients expect. We now manage luxury yacht rentals and helicopter service (for tours of Rio, or days trips to the beachside towns outside of Rio, such as Buzios and Angra), in addition to having full time executive drivers and chefs.
In 2013 we expanded further, and developed Latin Exclusive, in order to bring our service to those clients seeking the same level of luxury properties and services, but throughout other areas of Latin American, outside of Brazil.
Today, we work with the every day traveler, families, executives, diplomats, politicians and international celebrities - for whom confidentiality and unparalleled quality of service is essential. For 2014, we have been preparing the very best accommodations for guests seeking to experience Brazil during the World Cup. As we look beyond the World Cup and towards 2015, we expect to expand our services even further, to new countries in Latin America, and continue to focus on our local knowledge, top level service and our goal of every client - whether a holiday rental, corporate relocation, or real estate investment - being a happy client, longing to return to Rio the minute they leave.
Why Choose Rio Exclusive?
Latin America is renowned for its spectacular natural beauty and passionate local cultures. With the growth of economic opportunity in many countries, Latin America has also become a hot destination for luxury vacations, real estate investment and corporate relocation. However it is essential to have a partner with a high level of knowledge and service to help you navigate the Latin American market. Latin Exclusive is the best choice, and here’s why:
Rio Exclusive pioneered the luxury market in Rio de Janeiro, and since our formation, has been recognized in many forms of international media, as well as winning numerous property awards. Rio Exclusive continues to enjoy a strong international reputation, and among our valued list of distinguished guests, are some of the world's biggest musicians, athletes and politicians.
Locally Based In Rio de Janeiro
Our office is located in Ipanema, just a 2 minute walk to the legendary beach, and in the epicentre of the majority of our rental properties. You will always be welcome in our office, and have access to our 24/7 support when you're in Rio.
The Best Service, Support And Unrivalled Selection Of Properties
Being local in Rio, has enabled us to form priceless connections within the most important circles in Rio. Through our network, we have access to, and exclusivity of, the most luxury selection of curated properties in the city, and the top concierge services. We also boast an international team we're very proud to have assembled, who we believe are the best in the business. We are a multi-lingual team - with services in English, Portuguese, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Turkish - who will always provide a reliable and honest service.
Rio Exclusive is the only agency in Brazil who can offer their guests a personalized mobile app for their smart phone, which you can download well before you arrive. This mobile application compliments our personal check-in service and 24/7 support, as it enables you to have information about your property, your neighborhood and your reservation at your fingertips, as well as being a tool for you to be able to easily communicate with us - and us with you.