Located steps from Parque Ibirapuera, Sampa’s vast urban park, and just three miles from the domestic airport
Staff is friendly and well versed in English (a rarity in Brazil)
Dependable, speedy Internet and 24-hour fitness center
What To Know
The hotel lives and breathes flight crews, IBM employees and fly-by-night businessmen — it's not the most family-friendly
No dedicated concierge service
Modern decor may be jolting if you like it low-key
Parking on site
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Sleek Sao Paulo business hotel fronting one of South America’s biggest urban parks
Industrial chic. The futuristic lobby is an artsy mix of modernisms: bright yellow space age pod chairs, S-shaped lounge chairs in mauve and heather, and a healthy selection of charcoal-colored sectional sofas, all lit by floor-to-ceiling windows that bring in plenty of natural light and hanging glass panels that cycle between various colors depending on the time of day.
Bed and Bath
Moody and masculine hallways lead to the more standard guestrooms, content in their traditional business hotel attire: soft khakis, marble where appropriate. The rooms are much less Jetsons-like than the lobby — although they do have motion-sensor lighting. Kingsize beds, Trussardi bedding (Brazil's best) and marble desks are standard. Renovated Executive Rooms are the same smallish size but are more aligned aesthetically with the lobby and offer the added bonuses of Nespresso pods and umbrellas for the taking. The bathrooms are of average size and are stocked with biodegradable sugary-sweet bath amenities from Terra Brasili; Executive Rooms come with cheeky peekaboo showers.
The hotel's It restaurant pulls triple duty: Besides the main space there's a classy, purple backlit bar with pricey cocktails (though they come with their worth in cashews) and a small but pleasant café/patisserie. Dinner is solid contemporary Brazilian fare; standout dishes include filet mignon with hearts of palm spaghetti, cod puree with truffle oil, and a bang-up grilled tuna. The pool is tiny (there's a separate sunbathing terrace elsewhere), but the fitness center is well equipped with Life Fitness and High On machines, and the spa offers a pleasant machine Pilates room and an inviting (and separately bookable) Japanese furo bath. The fabulous breakfast spread is served in a more subtly shaded dining room long on soothing turquoise and morning smiles.
In the Area
The hotel is right next to the city's most famed green space, 500-acre Ibirapuera Park, home to a host of famous Oscar Niemeyer buildings and museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the fascinating Museu Afro Brasil. Some of the Southern Hemisphere's best restaurants, including D.O.M. and Maní, are within a 10-minute taxi ride (or 30-minute walk). Big commercial avenues like Paulista and Faria Lima are within striking distance, and both the domestic and international airports are also nearby.
Pullman Sao Paulo Ibirapuera
Rua Joinville 515 Vila Mariana
Sao Paulo, Brazil
How to Get There
The closest major airports to Pullman Grand Hotel SP Ibirapuera are:Sao Paulo (CGH-Congonhas - Sao Paulo Intl.) - 5 km / 3.1 miSao Paulo (GRU-Guarulhos - Governor Andre Franco Montoro Intl.) - 24.5 km / 15.2 miThe preferred airport for Pullman Grand Hotel SP Ibirapuera is Sao Paulo (CGH-Congonhas - Sao Paulo Intl.). Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.