Plan your trip to Sao Paulo with our picks for polished hotels and resorts in and near Brazil's largest city.
Courtesy of Hotel Unique
Architecturally Ambitious Trendsetter: Hotel Unique
The top choice of rock stars and the glitterati, Hotel Unique (pronounced Unique-y) was designed by famed Brazilian-Japanese architect Ruy Ohtake to seize commanding 360-degree views of the city from above. The building’s exterior, lined with porthole-like windows, evokes a slice of watermelon as a result. Through the 25-foot-high, 650-pound double entrance doors, a world of style awaits. The 95 rooms are decked in minimalist white, and suites on either end of the hallways incorporate the rounded shape of the hotel with infinity walls—hardwood floors that arc seamlessly upward to the ceiling. The rooftop bar and restaurant are painfully stylish. Avenida Brigadeiro Luis Antonio, 4700; 55-11/3055-4700; hotelunique.com.br.