Hotel Fasano Sao Paulo
What We Love
- Perfect location, just a couple of blocks from the intersection of Brazil’s best shopping, people-watching and café-filled streets
- A tiny bar where big name musicians play most evenings
- Shiatsu and hot stone massages at the spa
What To Know
- This hotel offers extensive business services
- The spa is really just a few small treatment rooms, not a place to spend an afternoon
- Valet parking and airport shuttle services are available
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Stylish 1930s European gentlemen’s club. Rich wood paneling, nicely patinated leather chairs and Italian travertine walls and floors set the tone. Designed by Brazilian starchitects Isay Weinfeld and Marcio Kogan, it has a restrained, understated masculinity, all rich textures and classic details, such as framed vintage maps, streamlined light fixtures and Eames chairs.
Bed and Bath
The guestrooms are spacious, with windows that take up most of one wall and let in abundant light. Along with the usual luxury suspects, including parquet floors, Egyptian cotton sheets and Persian kilim rugs, they have arty flourishes such as Murano vases and Venetian-framed paintings. The marble bathrooms are similarly large and come with plush towels (and a heated rack to hang them on).
Wallpaper magazine named the jewel box Baretto bar the number one bar in the world. Discreet and intimate, it serves as a venue for musicians from Bobby Short and Carol Sloane to Caetano Veloso and Os Cariocas. The Italian trattoria Nonno Rugero is considered one of the city’s top restaurants, a grand room with a terrace overlooking a leafy street. There’s an indoor pool on the 21st floor that’s reserved for hotel guests, and a small spa offering treatments using products from L’Occitane, La Prairie and Germaine du Capuccini.
In the Area
The Jardins district is the Beverly Hills or Madison Avenue of Sao Paulo, a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood dotted with high-end boutiques and glamorous sidewalk cafés. The main drags are Oscar Friere and Rua Haddock Lobo, home to the very groovy Havianas flagship, sexy dress shops such as Le Lis Blanc Deux, bathing suit boutiques galore, and mellow spots like Café Santo Grao. At the latter, stop by the semi-enclosed terrace for terrific coffee and people watching.
How to Get There
Stayed here for two nights on business. Hotel Fasano is a great alternative to any luxury global hotel chain in SP. The design and feel of the hotel is very tasteful without trying to hard or feeling gaudy. I was in a superior room, which was spacious, clean and comfortable. Blackout curtains in the room ensured an uninterrupted sleep.
Check-in was easy, front-desk staff were all helpful and kind. My flight arrived early (before the 3pm check-in time), and although my room wasn't ready, they offered free wifi, coffee and a shower in the spa while I waited. They made it very easy to arrange a late check-out on my last day and let me hold my room until 4pm.
Breakfast was included in my rate and was more than generous. Santos was my server both mornings - he remembered my name the second day and was extremely helpful and attentive (as were all of the staff I interacted with).
Couldn't imagine staying anywhere else in SP
I have stayed in both their penthouse presidential suite (thanks to an Amex Plat card upgrade) and their regular hotel rooms. The top floor 2 bedroom apartment takes up the entire floor of the hotel. Two beautiful bedrooms and an amazing living room 120 sm. Worth every penny for a special occasion.
The regular rooms are also amazing. Modern (designed by Isay Weinfeld) and 35sm in size they are spacious and comfortable.
The Fasano restaurant in the hotel is worth a visit. Fine dining at its best in Sao Paulo.
Fasano has the best location. The hotel as it own style, it s nice but far of being like a four season.
The pool and the spa needs to get a but « fresher ».
The pool at the last floor is cool.
Absolutely lovely. Amazing decor, luxury materials and fabrics. The Trussardi sheets and towels make a huge difference. Solid, manly, elegant. Very good food and breakfast. The spa and pool are very quiet and neat, pure and chic. The staff is really generous and warm, always ready to help ASAP. Close to everything, with lovely location in Jardins and gorgeous views. Definitely on the top list of hotels in South America.
Just checked out if the Fasano for about the 20th time ! The service is still amazing and the rooms spacious and calm in this ugly city
Rafael in the gym is great at giving training tips and helping you get a workout and shake off the food and jet lag !
Nee front desk team are very nice but need to gen up a bit on their restaurant recommendations
Otherwise the best in SP for me