Hotels in São Paulo
High in the mountains of Vale dos Mellos, 160 miles northwest of São Paulo, sits a stone-and-glass lodge conceived to showcase the best of the country.
This Japanese-like mini-hotel has train-size cabins with local TV and private bathrooms for grabbing some quick shut-eye or a much-needed jet-lag-jolting shower. Fees start at $32/hour (double); day-use, $75 (double).
This glass-and-marble tower has 57 white-on-white rooms accented with furniture designed by the Compana Brothers and Eames. Relax in the renovated spa or in your bathroom’s claw-foot tub. Best for Stylish travelers seeking easy access to the city’s top boutiques.
Housed in a yellow Mediterranean-style mansion, the romantic hotel is just a block from the beach. All 12 rooms at this adults-only boutique hotel are awash in pastel hues, and several have private verandas overlooking the small pool and gardens.
Shaped like a slice of watermelon, this 95-room property created by renowned Brazilian architect Ruy Ohtake is a design junkie’s dream; the interiors have features including curved hallways, sloped walls, and oversize round windows. Best for Architecture geeks.
Located on an otherwise nondescript residential street, the 22-suite hotel looks anything but typical. Bungalow shacks outfitted in bright colors and filled with funky accents surround a pool that snakes through the property like an Amazon tributary.
Brazilian innovators Isay Weinfeld and Marcio Kogan designed this sexy retreat with clubby leather armchairs and Brazilian modern art. Downstairs, there’s the see-and-be-seen Italian restaurant, where São Paulo’s creative set gathers. Best for Sophisticates and fashion gurus.
You’ll find one of the top wine lists in town at the Hyatt’s 2,000-plus bottle library lounge. If it’s views you’re after, all 466 spacious rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows that look out onto the pastel-colored rooftops. Best for Pleasure-seeking business travelers.