Rio de Janeiro's Hotel Fasano

Rio de Janeiro's Hotel Fasano

Rio de Janeiro's Hotel Fasano
Romulo Fialdini Romulo Fialdini
Rio de Janeiro's Hotel Fasano
Romulo Fialdini
Romulo Fialdini
This year’s biggest opening in Rio has made quite a splash on the shores of Ipanema. T+L pays a visit.

The Pedigree After much anticipation, the Fasano Group, in collaboration with designer Philippe Starck, has finally opened its 92-room sophomore property—a sister hotel to the four-year-old Hotel Fasano São Paulo.

The Look In contrast to the clubby vernacular of the original Fasano, Starck’s light touch provides a welcome dose of whimsy to the leather-and-wood-dominated interiors of this Rio property. Sergio Rodrigues chairs—relaxed icons of modern Brazilian design—can be found throughout; a giant pekia tree serves as a reception desk in the lobby; and an abundance of glass walls reveal the ocean beyond. The result: A hotel that reflects Rio’s legendary warmth and seduction.

The Rooms A serene extension of the hotel’s public spaces, with yellow onyx lamps, colorful woven rugs, and tree stump–inspired bedside tables. All 10 suites have balconies overlooking Ipanema’s Station 8 beach. Amenities Standard luxe—plush bathrobes, Egyptian linens, Wi-Fi, and flat-screens—with a local twist: two pairs of Havaianas flip-flops keep guests beach-ready. (A smaller size was delivered at lightning speed upon request.)

The Scene High-wattage, especially at the Baretto Londra lounge, where stilettoed cariocas wait for tables at Fasano Al Mare. Already a big player in Rio’s restaurant scene, Rogerio Fasano imported a chef from Florence’s Michelin-starred Enoteca Pinchiorri to craft Mediterranean dishes such as risotto with saffron and rock lobster.

Don’t Miss The rooftop pool with panoramic skyline views. After the lobby, it’s the next- best spot for stargazing in Rio. 80 Av. Viera Souto; 55-11/3896-4000; fasano.com.br; doubles from $450.

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