Designed by Philippe Starck, Hotel Fasano is an architectural marvel, built largely from wood, glass and marble. It blends these traditional materials with modern technology to create a stunning hotel. There are 89 rooms, including 10 suites and deluxe suites. These are elegantly furnished and decorated and all have balconies with either ocean or courtyard views. Other room facilities include a plasma screen TV, safe, minibar, 24 hour room service, full butler service, free daily newspaper and fresh fruit and bottled water. Hotel Fasano is located on Ipanema Beach and there are stunning views of the beach and ocean from all parts of the hotel.
There is an infinity swimming pool on the hotel's rooftop exclusive to hotel guests, with superb views of Ipanema beach and the mountains. Guests can enjoy snacks and drinks, including freshly squeezed fruit juices, from the rooftop bar, which is open from breakfast through to sundown. Indeed, this is the perfect place from which to view fabulous sunsets over 2 brothers mountain, The hotel's spa is located on this level and offers a full range of body and facial treatments. There is also a marble steam room and sauna, plus a fully equipped fitness centre and personal trainer.
The hotel provides private beach service, with a Fasano Stand on the beach offering sun loungers, beach towels, parasols, bottled water, magazines and bar service. Guests can also hire surfboards. The historical district is about a 20 minute drive from the hotel and the Sugar Loaf and the Corcovado are about 15 minutes from the hotel.
The award-winning 'Fasano Al Mare' restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, both inside the restaurant and on the terrace. The emphasis is on fresh Mediterranean cuisine, using plenty of locally caught fish and seafood. The Londra bar is also open for light meals and range of drinks, including cocktails. This cosy bar with its leather sofas and chairs recreates the atmosphere of a London club. This is renowned as one of the best party venues in Rio and often plays host to celebrities and society figures. There is also a lobby lounge bar, with a superb all-mirror carved bar, which serves a full range of drinks.
Hotel Fasano is a member of 'The Leading Small Hotels of the World'.
Open: Hotel Fasano is open all year.
Location: Hotel Fasano is located in Ipanema in Rio de Janeiro, near beaches, shops, restaurants and bars. The hotel is 5 minutes from Copacabana Beach and 20 minutes from the historic centre of Rio.
Rooms: There are 79 rooms and 10 suites, all with balconies and many have sea views. Room amenities include LCD TV, â€˜phone, minibar and Wi-Fi internet access. All rooms are air conditioned. Sites have a living room, an iPod dock and coffee maker. The en-suite bathrooms have power showers. There is 24-hour room service.
Activities: Exploring the sites, shops and restaurants of Rio, relaxing on the beach, on the rooftop terrace, swimming, enjoying spa and beauty treatments, working out in the gym.
Facilities: There is a heated infinity swimming pool on the 8th floor roof terrace, with a sundeck and a shaded seating area. The hotel has a private beach area and provides a beach service for guests, which includes sun loungers, sun shades, water and sunscreen. There are 3 restaurants. Fasano al Mare specialises in Mediterranean cuisine with an emphasis on seafood. Meals can be taken indoors or out on the terrace. The pool bar offers sandwiches, snacks and drinks, and Baretto-Londra serves light meals and cocktails in an atmosphere reminiscent of an English pub. The spa offers massage and a variety of treatments, hair and beauty services and has a steam room. Hydro treatments are available on the roof terrace, where there is also a gym and personal trainers. There is a business centre.
Dining: Meals are taken at individual tables.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome. Babysitting can be arranged.
Health: Rio is not a malarial area.
Communication: There is Wi-Fi internet access in guest rooms and some public areas, to be paid for locally.