Hotel Fasano in Sao Paolo is one of those rare luxury hotels whose roots lie deep in the city’s hospitality and gastronomic history. The hotel is owned by the Fasano family who have been running successful restaurants in the Sao Paolo for over 100 years. Designed in an Old World 1930s style with lots of dark wood and classic English furniture, it soothes and calms the senses rather than overwhelming them with ultra-modern design elements. Because of its location and discreet charm, it is a favorite among celebrities visiting Sao Paolo. Located in the chic Jardins district, it is within walking distance to high end designer boutiques, restaurants and nightclubs. The hotel’s restaurant, Fasano, consistently ends up on lists of the top restaurants in Latin America.
There are 81 rooms and 10 suites, all of which have lovely views over the Jardins district. Because of its small scale, the hotel feels very intimate and private. At the top of the building, there is a spa with spectacular views over the city, a heated pool, two ofuro baths and steam sauna, Hans Wegner lounge chairs and a fitness room. Rates for a double room start at $630.