After spending a NYE in Rio a few years ago and wanting to get at least one more use out of our $150 Brazil visas, we were thinking of going back to Rio for this coming NYE. I'm looking for a hotel (most any will do) on/near Ipa or Copa. There are zero rooms, I've tried numerous booking sites. Do they open up rooms later in the year? BTW, NYE in Rio was magical, I don't think I've ever witnessed such a large yet socioeconomic-diverse crowd that was so positive/harmonious.