Designed by Philippe Starck and brought to life by Rogerio Fasano, the Fasano Rio de Janeiro is the city’s hippest hotel with an illustrious address on Ipanema Beach. A haven of stylish minimalism with extravagant design elements, from the moment you arrive at the Fasano you will be immersed in quirky luxury. From the vintage uniforms of the charming staff to the giant six-foot Pekia tree trunk that serves as a front desk, the Fasano specialises in witty design and exceptional service.
The hotel’s 91 rooms and suites have been conceived and designed to enhance the guest experience and deliver a memorable Latin escape. Brazilian hardwood floors, Sergio Rodrigues designed chairs and complimentary Ipanema flip flops convey the style and spirit of the local area, whilst Dali-esque ear shaped mirrors lend a sense of the wonderful and bizarre. King size beds swathed in Egyptian cotton and goose down are sumptuously soft and inviting, whilst a dedicated butler service, marble bathrooms and private balconies complete your pampered experience at the Fasano. For breathtaking sea views, we recommend reserving a suite or deluxe room, in which beds are strategically positioned parallel to the horizon.
Dining at the Fasano is equally prestigious, with the Al Mare restaurant serving up the best seafood in town. This Italian haunt is furnished with sleek dark woods and glittering Murano chandeliers, whilst the terrace is an airy, sophisticated space in which to savour a steaming plate of lobster linguine. For signature cocktails and a cool Britannia vibe head to Baretto-Londra, a bar that pays homage to Rogerio Fasano’s favourite city. Tongue in cheek and edgy, this vibrant bar features British flags Italianised in red, white and green and wall displays of vintage record covers from Fasano’s personal collection. The signature cocktails also pack a punch. For a more restful and serene drink stop, visit the Lobby Bar and order a rich coffee at the stunning mirrored bar before sinking into an antique armchair.
Voted one of the top ten pools in the world by Condé Nast, the rooftop infinity pool is the hotel’s most desirable hangout spot. Order an exotic blend of Açai berry and banana before drinking in the spectacular panoramic views over Ipanema beach. Avid surfers and sea swimmers should reserve a lounger on Fasano’s exclusive stretch of beach, whilst gym bunnies will be at home in the state of the art fitness centre. For a refreshing and relaxing end to the day, head to the Vichy shower room on the 8th floor or book a rebalancing, tailor-made treatment at the spa.