Philippe Starck Design
Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro
The Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro, located on Avenida Vieira Souto, in the heart of Ipanema beach, the Fasano combines the sophistication of Rio’s most coveted address with modernity and efficiency in design and service. Envisioned by Philippe Starck, everything has been thought out to reverberate the glorious Bossa Nova Era, when Ipanema was blossoming into the most charming neighborhood of Rio.
The sequel to the wildly successful São Paulo establishment, the Fasano in Rio De Janeiro sets its sights no less high. Like its sister, it’s as dignified and serious as a cutting-edge modern-design boutique hotel can get, all supremely confident understatement — which is all the more surprising given that its designer is none other than Philippe Starck, a man who’s not widely known for understating much of anything at all.
Here, though, its in a very serious mode, with sexy Fifties and Sixties furniture and dark, richly figured hardwoods. It’s a high-rise, like all the classic Rio hotels, and the rooftop is home to an infinity pool, a fitness center, sauna and massage, even a coffee shop — not to mention a view over Ipanema Beach and the city’s skyline that’s nothing short of transcendent.
The Philippe Starck Design new hotel opened in late 2007 have its beautifully designed hotel rooms, decadent seafood restaurant and uber-stylish bar.
Views from the rooftop pool are truly breathtaking – as are the room rates.The Fasano is a beautifully designed boutique hotel, par excellence. Entering the wood- and leather-trimmed lobby, you’re immediately whisked into the stylish and artfully skewed world of Philippe Starck, the famed architect who designed the hotel (only his second project in Latin America).
The timber of a massive pekia tree serves as the check-in desk and large windows bring the beachfront into the hotel. The 91 rooms are handsomely set with yellow onyx lamps, touches of whimsy (tree-stump like nightstands, oblong mirrors in various sizes) plus Egyptian cotton sheets, goose down pillows, plasma TV screens (with DVD players) and the like. The 10 suites all have balconies overlooking Ipanema beach.
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