Tropical, Design, Ethnic, Chic… The Hotel Santa Teresa is Rio de Janeiro’s newest “Design Concept Hotel”, considered one of the most beautiful hotels in South America. A historical coffee plantation mansion, located in the most noble area of Santa Teresa – cultural and historical heart of Rio de Janeiro – the boutique hotel was restored with charm and sophistication as an exclusive reference of Brazilian Tropical Design. More than an extraordinary hotel, the Hotel Santa Teresa offers peace-of-mind and safety to all guests with tropical gardens, panoramic pools, complete Natura SPA, a lounge bar classified as the most romantic in Rio de Janeiro and Térèze Restaurant with Franco-Brazilian gastronomy by Chef Damien Montecer.
The decoration and architecture design of the hotel was inspired by the golden ages of coffee and cocoa, in the search for sophistication and elegance through the use of noble and ecological material from the land and culture of Brazil. Burnt cement, bordeaux or golden slate, red and dark tropical woods, banana tree fiber and other tropical adorning blend with contemporary design by Sergio Rodrigues, Rock Lane, Studio Vitty, Zemog and Oficina de Agosto.
A thematic journey to the lands and roots of ethnic Brazil, the Xingu and Tupi Guarani Indians, Afro-Brazilian traditions and culture, offerings of Maranhão, St. Jorge Ogum, art work from Pernambuco and handicrafts from Piauí, sacred and mystical art from Bahia and the origins of Rio de Janeiro. From all rooms and the gardens, panoramic views of the city, the harbor and bay of Rio.
The design of each room is unique and luxurious. Some rooms offer bath tubs made of marbled cement, others designed by Studio Vitty in Corian while bathrooms are outfitted with golden slate and Ypê wood floors. Most suites have a magnificent varanda in the garden shade with the scent of jasmine, an ideal spot to enjoy a red berry caipirinha while admiring the toucans and marmosets in the palm trees. Other rooms have beautiful and unique views of Guanabara Bay, the city and the marvelous sun setting into Tijuca mountain. In every room, art pieces by fabulous Brazilian designers; Sergio Rodrigues, Carassas, Studio Vitty, Zemog, Rock Lane, personalize the modern design and natural elements of these spaces. Luxuriant comfort for even the most demanding guests in the details such as excellent acoustic isolation, high definition LCD TVs, super king-size beds, 300 thread-count cotton sheets, WiFi in all areas, central air-conditioning and 24 hour room service.
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For gourmets, Térèze, gastronomical restaurant headed by French Chef Damien Montecer (ex Gordon Ramsey, Alain Ducasse and Garcia & Rodriguez) has become a reference of gastronomy in Rio de Janeiro and one of the best rated with its “Cuisine du Monde”. Inspired by recycled wood and steel, Térèze caters to Rio’s elite society offering the best of French cuisine with Brazilian flair, signed by Chef Damien Montecer. Dishes are flavorful and elaborately prepared with excellent service, spaces designed in semi-industrial fashion, with panoramic views of the bay and city of Rio de Janeiro.
Le SPA of the Hotel Santa Teresa, luxurious tropical detail and unique sophistication in Rio de Janeiro, offers the best beauty treatments utilizing eco-amazonian brand Natura, as well as a large variety of anti-stress and relaxation massages for body and soul. Only 150 meters from the Hotel, the major touristic and bohemian spots are found at the Largo dos Guimarães. The tramway of Santa Teresa, today the only remaining one in the city, has been considered a symbol of the district since 1862. The tram departs from Santa Teresa, passing through the famous arches of Lapa and to the city center. It is also conveniently close to tourism attractions such as Christ the Redeemer Statue, Sugarloaf Mountain, Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches, as well as Lapa, with the city’s best bars and restaurants.
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