A shortage of hotel rooms has led Rio authorities to invest millions of dollars to convert raunchy motels to accommodate the legions of tourists expected for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 summer Olympics.
A bed is made and ready for visitors in a "love hotel" in Rio de Janeiro on February 21, 2013. Love hotels are being converted into regular hotels in an effort to meet the demands expected during the World Cup in 2014.
Shalimar, located in the upscale beach district of Leblon, is one of 60 such "sex" motels undergoing a facelift.
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