Fasano São Paulo São Paulo
São Paulo hotel places do not get better than that. The Fasano sits at its street off the very stylish designer-shopping road in South America — Rua Oscar Freire. That is Brazil’s Bond Street, lined with global names along with also the flagship boutiques of Brazilian designers such as Herchcovitch, Cris Barros and Carlos Miele. Some of the town’s finest restaurants (such as double-Michelin-starred D.O.M) are within 200 metres) The closest metro station, Consolação, is 10-minute cab ride away.
Style & personality
Star architect and interior designer Isay Weinfeld’s recent endeavors include a revamp of the Shore Club on South Beach in Miami, plus a luxury residential block in Manhattan. Nevertheless, it had been the Fasano São Paulo which made his name — along with it’s neo Art Deco clocktower-façade from bournville-brown brick, and its own warm-wood shuttering (divided by alcoves) and its own elegant marble lobby cluttered with brown leather London-club armchairs. In the low-lit jazz pub to the sunlit rooftop gym, the hotel exudes elegance and a feeling of assurance which oscillates somewhere between the understated and the self-satisfied.
Service & amenities
The resort tries to provide all a guest might need — by a private butler and physical fitness coach to one of Brazil’s finest spas. Nonetheless, it’s the company services which really stand-out — together with secretaries and simultaneous interpreters provided alongside Macs, projectors, video conference centers, auditoria and meeting rooms. The only niggles are the additional fees for Wi-Fi (a unwelcome surprise at a hotel in this price bracket) and also the pool — that is really small it seems too tight for 2.
Together with lashings of leather, hot polished forests and mid-20th-century Milanese furniture (chaise-longues, ottomans, armchairs, dark-wood cabinets), the Fasano combines the contemporary-modish using all the reassuringly retro. Light floods in from windows that are tall (covered by wispy, drape-curtains), king-sized beds are clad-in trendy linens and piled with cushions, and baths are confronted with weathered, minimalist marble. The general texture is fabulously roomy — notably from the one and two-bedroom suites, the top of that sit above the 18th floor and include sweeping city views.
Food & beverage
Rogerio Fasano started as a restaurateur, and also the resort keeps one of the best kitchens in São Paulo — just one of a couple in South America to have a Michelin star. Chef Luca Gozzani (previously of those three-Michelin-starred Enoteca Pinchiorri in Florence) provides a contemporary regional Italian menu of handmade pastas and fish. This can be complemented by a superb wine list. Breakfasts (of pastries, eggs, breads and Italian java), and light lunches are served at the hotel’s other restaurant — Nono Ruggero.
Value for cash
Double rooms from BR$1294 (#330) year old. Breakfast included. Wi-Fi billed at BR$45 (#11) per 24 hours.
Accessibility for guests with disabilities?
Access to rooms on all flooring. Most regions in the resort are step-free.
No particular activities or amenities for children, though suites with different rooms can be found
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