Inspired by World Cup mania? Why not jet away to one of these trendy Brazilian five-star hotels for an exciting autumn break in the sun?
Fasano Hotel, Ipanema Beach
Rub shoulders with the rich and famous at the new and chic Fasano Hotel. Located in the heart of stylish Ipanema Beach, the hotel has a rooftop infinity pool, jaw-dropping sea views and elegant décor by French interior designer Philippe Starck. David Beckham, Kate Moss, One Direction and Coleen Rooney have all stayed at this exclusive hotel recently and it’s not hard to see why - this celebrity favourite is next to some of the most exclusive shops and boutiques in the city, with a golden beach right on its doorstep. Dine at Fasano Al Mare – the hotel’s traditional gastronomic Italian seafood restaurant.
Santa Teresa Hotel, Rio de Janeiro
Stay at the boutique hotel Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro’s newest Design Concept Hotel, considered one of the most beautiful hotels in South America. This historical former coffee plantation mansion is located in Santa Teresa, the cultural and historical heart of Rio. The charming hotel offers peaceful tropical gardens, panoramic pools, a complete Natura SPA and a romantic lounge, all within easy reach of the city’s shopping centres, restaurants and bars, giving guests a great feel for local Rio life.
Tropical Manaus, Manaus
Enjoy a luxurious stay at the colonial-style Tropical Manaus complex on the shores of the Negro River. At 400,000 square metres, this five-star hotel is the largest luxury hotel in Brazil and is located in the heart of the Amazon jungle, the largest environmental reserve on earth. Guests can enjoy the hotel’s Zoological Garden with birds, reptiles and mammals including the magnificent jaguar, the largest feline in South America.
Miramar Hotel, Copacabana Beach
Facing the world-famous Copacabana Beach with its lively bars and eateries, this five-star Rio de Janeiro hotel is located on Avenida Atlantica, close to Sugarloaf Mountain. Travel to the mountain-top by cable car for sensational views of the city. The hotel’s outdoor terrace, overlooking the ocean, houses a fitness centre, spa tubs and a steam room; bliss!
Das Cataratas, Iguassu Falls
Das Cataratas is the only hotel located inside the Iguassu National Park and is surrounded by tropical-style nature. Built in colonial Portuguese style, it’s only a few hundred metres from the famous UNESCO World Heritage site, Iguassu Falls, right on the border of Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. This unforgettable hotel features gourmet dining rooms, an outdoor swimming pool and an observation deck on the roof.