Fasano, RioRio de Janeiro, Brazil
Located in the heart of Ipanema on the Avenida Vieira Souto and designed by Philippe Starck, the Fasano Rio is without doubt one of the best hotels in the city. Minimalist and paying homage to the Bossa Nova ear of the 1960s, this is the place to see and be seen.
All 82 rooms and 10 suites are beautiful, feature furniture from Gaetano Pesce and Sergio Rodruigues, and have their own private terraces. The higher category accommodation has unrivalled views of the ocean alongside Ipanema beach, where the hotel is ideally positioned for local nightlife. The Al Mare restaurant is overseen by Luca Gozzani from Florence’s Michelin starred Enoteca Pinchiorri and is one of the best restaurants in town.
The infinity pool on the roof has stunning views of the Arpoador, Ipanema and Leblon beaches. It has been named the most beautiful pool in Latin America and is for exclusive use by guests. It is served by a bar offering cocktails and snacks. The hotel also has an excellent late night bar hosting celebrated DJs and live performances.
Ipanema beach is located directly in from of the hotel and the Fasano operates an exclusive beach service with chairs, loungers, service and leisure activities. Or you can explore Rio and take excursions to some of the city’s landmarks.