Written by contributor Kristina Soares
São Paulo is the biggest city in Brazil and all of the Southern Hemisphere. The diversity of this gorgeous city is unparalleled – the hinterland state boasts over 40 million inhabitants, three million of which include 70 different nationalities. However, while the City is one of the world’s greatest to live in, its pristine architecture, vibrant energy and refined culture makes it a perfect fit for the business minded. In 2011, more than 10 million foreigners visited São Paulo, many hoping to tap into the emerging elite business scene.
Despite being considered the best destination for international events in the Americas, São Paulo also offers a wide range of activities for executives and tourists alike. With the most luxurious hotels, very diverse gastronomy that represents all of Brazil as well as the world and historical sites, one can experience a lot in the business capital of Brazil.
The City welcomes tourists with over 400 hotels, many of which are five stars. Hotel Unique São Paulo is one of the City’s most architecturally renowned landmarks, referred to by many architects as a ‘model in modern design.’ Offering one of the most gorgeous settings for hospitality in the state, the hotel’s design is classified as modern and original. With 95 rooms and ten suites, the hotel is also walking distance to Parque Ibirapuera, the greenest area in São Paulo.
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After ten years of planning and constructing, Fasano Hotel e Restaurante is very popular, in particular for its restaurant which offers Northern Italian dishes. In fact, owner Rogerio Fasano was recognized as the number one restaurateur of Brazil. The hotel offers superior privacy as it is located on its own private street: Rua Vittorio Fasano. The hotel is also steps away from the most well-known and luxurious fashion brands, making it a top choice for the biggest supermodel names during Fashion Week.
However, the true fashion obsessed should look no farther than Hotel Emiliano. Perfect for the avid shopper, the location is located on Rua Oscar Friere street, where stores of the top brands reside such as Versace, Armani, Mont Blanc and Louis Vuitton. Hotel Emiliano is perfect for a world traveler that needs to relax and rejuvenate as well. With a spa containing three cabanas equipped for massages and first-class cosmetic treatments and a large bathroom with a view of the entire city, it’s impossible to leave feeling less than 100 percent. However, the luxury does not end there, they also have two Japanese baths, a Jacuzzi and chaise-lounges to sit back and relax.