The Emiliano

Other hotels have a Mercedes. The Emiliano has its own helicopter (and pad). In true over-the-top paulista form, the 57-room tower on Rua Oscar Freire goes for the ultimate at every turn: lobby chairs by the Campana Brothers, a glassed-in aerie of a spa where the saunas have flat-screen TVs. From $445 to $810. At 384 Rua Oscar Freire; 55-11/3068-4399;

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