Casa do Dean - Brazil
Envisioned by local architect Carlos de Oliveira Rodrigues in collaboration with its owner, Casa do Dean is a stylish 5-room property in the charming hippie village of Arraial d`Ajuda, in southern Bahia. Surrounded by lush rainforests and tropical gardens, the house boasts a nice swimming pool and a sprawling wooden veranda overlooking a magical valley beneath. Inside, chic loft-inspired interiors reveal inspiring cosmopolitan furnishings, custom-made beds, Brazilian artworks, precious Indian fabrics and lots of quirky designer features.
Casa Amarelo by Robert le Heros - Brazil
Idyllically located in Rio de Janeiro’s bohemian neighborhood of Santa Teresa, Casa Amarelo is the creation of French designer Robert le Héros, who managed to combine the history and charm of a 20th-century colonial building with the refinement of French design and the authenticity of Brazilian hospitality into a one-of-a-kind boutique hotel. Intimate and effortlessly stylish, the property boasts 5 spacious suites, each tastefully decorated in a unique mix of bright colors and genuine Brazilian artifacts. Outside, a lovely swimming pool surrounded by terraces and lush gardens provides a wonderful setting for outdoor entertainment, dining and relaxation.
The Chili Beach - Brazil
Situated in the small fishing village of Jericoacoara, in the Brazilian state of Ceara, The Chili Beach offers direct access to one of the world’s most stunning and pristine stretches of sand. The luxury suites and private bungalows comprising the property are individually decorated in a striking blend of tropical beach themes, refined furnishings and vibrant, contemporary touches. The stylish seafront restaurant serves up delicious Mediterranean dishes with a Brazilian twist, while the spa, pool and lounge are available for sheer indulgence.
Fazenda Catuçaba - Brazil
About two hours’ drive from São Paulo, immersed in the glorious Brazilian countryside lies Fazenda Catuçaba - a 450-hectare coffee farm converted into a unique rural hotel. Guest can choose between various types of accommodation, from lavishly-appointed suites with genuine Brazilian decors to a lovingly restored lake house and private farmhouse with basic, rustic trimmings. The intriguing mix of art and crafts throughout the property gives it that special touch that will make your stay memorable.
Zorah Beach Hotel - Brazil
Stretched along Brazil’s Cearense Coast, within a two-hour drive from Fortaleza, Zorah Beach Hotel is a Zen-inspired oasis with 16 suites decorated with exquisite Asian crafts and antiques, 5 stunning bungalows completed with private decks, and a lavishly appointed villa overlooking the sea. The hotel’s beach bar offers fresh seafood and a selection of Amazonian beers while fine dining is available in the main restaurant with exquisite wines and creative dishes that blend local cuisine with Asian flavors.
Villa N°174 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Perched on top of Rio de Janeiro’s hill of Santa Teresa, the offbeat Villa N°174 stands out for its art-inspired interiors and bohemian atmosphere. The intimate boutique hotel created by Srdjan Prodanovic features 4 themed suites, each with its own distinct décor, artwork and personality. Appointed with luxurious period furnishings and vibrant paintings by Bosnian artist Radmila Jovandić Đapić, the Master Suite offers an ideal mix of glamour and pleasant serenity. The Geometric Suite’s interior design is a modern take on the 60’s Art Deco style while the Pool Suite dazzles with an array of intriguing design features that remind of the lush Amazonian jungle. Last, but not least, the gracious Mirror Suite suggests a new approach to La Maison Tropicale, Jean Prouvé’s masterpiece of modernist architecture.
Santa Teresa Hotel - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
A member of Relais & Chateaux, Santa Teresa Hotel is an authentic colonial mansion beautifully converted into a 5-star hotel in Rio de Janeiro’s most charming and bohemian neighborhoods, Santa Teresa. The property offers sensational city views and luxury boutique-style accommodation in an atmosphere full of elegance and distinctive “carioca” charm. Each of the hotel’s 40 units has been exquisitely designed with superior quality fittings and finishings in order to create a serene and characterful tropical ambience. One of the city’s best spa facilities, a delightful pool lounge and a chic restaurant serving both world cuisine and innovative Brazilian creations, complement the hotel’s public spaces.