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In the upscale Jardins neighborhood
Hotel Fasano is located southwest of the city center in the upscale Jardins neighborhood. A couple of sights are within walking distance, as are shops and restaurants.
Though it's the third largest city in the world, sheer size alone is not what defines Sao Paulo. Its cosmopolitan-minded residents relish the kind of things their beach-and-mountain obsessed countrymen care less about, priding themselves on living a stylish, urbane lifestyle. The restaurants here are world class, the art and music scene are top notch, the nightlife unstoppable, and the shopping second to none. The pace here is faster; in many ways, one could say Sao Paulo is the New York of Brazil, while Rio de Janeiro is Los Angeles.
The 60-room Hotel Fasano is a luxury boutique in the upscale Jardins neighborhood. It offers impressive features, including a solid fitness center and an intimate, Zen-like spa. In addition, there are several popular restaurants and bars: The Italian fine dining restaurant is highly acclaimed, Baretto bar offers excellent live music, the lobby bar has art deco style, and the casual restaurant serves three meals a day. Rooms have cool, retro-modern decor -- including funky leather furniture and striped rugs -- as well as flat-screen TVs, DVD players, and iPod docks. Business travelers may also want to consider the nearby (and very similar) Hotel Emiliano, though it lacks Hotel Fasano's chic indoor pool.