‘Unique’ Sao PauloJuly 16, 2012 By: Joe Pike Travel Agent
|Unique Garden Spa & Resort is surrounded by the largest forest reserve in an urban area in the world.|
For a vibrant business city like Brazil’s Sao Paulo, Unique Hotels’ two tranquil, boutique resorts seem out of place. And that’s exactly why they work.
Travel Agent recently met with representatives of the brand to talk about their two properties in Sao Paulo that preach the very opposite of the town they are located in.
Once guests enter either Hotel Unique or Unique Garden Spa & Resort, the only business that will be conducted is the business of health and wellness.
A well-known part of the Sao Paulo cityscape for a decade now, Hotel Unique is something of an urban work of art—and the rooftop bar is the hotel’s masterpiece.
|Museu Paulista Universidade de Sao Paulo is modeled after the palace and gardens at Versailles.|
There are 95 rooms, including 10 suites. Hotel Unique’s rooftop pool overlooking Ibirapuera Park affords impressive views of the city, while Skye Bar & Restaurant, helmed by French Chef Emmanuel Bassoleil, is consistently ranked among the world’s best.
The property is located in the heart of Jardim, the most upscale neighborhood in Sao Paulo, by Ibirapuera Park, the site of Sao Paulo Fashion Week and musical events throughout the year. Hotel Unique is located off Avenida Paulista in the cultural and financial heart of Brazil.
Perhaps the best feature here is the rooftop pool with an underwater sound system. This just seems like the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail at night when the city is all lit up.
There is also a fitness center with modern equipment and personal trainers (exclusive to hotel guests). Another nice touch the resort provides is a glass of champagne upon check-in.
The domestic Congonhas Airport is just 15 minutes away and Sao Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport is only 40 minutes distant.
Book this for younger clients looking to take in Sao Paulo’s nightlife at a modern resort that emphasizes health and wellness. Think girls’ or guys’ getaways.
Unique Garden Spa & Resort
Situated in the Cantareira State Park in Sao Paulo, Unique Garden Spa & Resort lends itself to relaxation as it is surrounded by the largest forest reserve in an urban area in the world.
It is about 30 miles away from the international airport, about 45 miles away from the downtown airport and about 45 miles from the Viracopos-Campinas International Airport. There is also a heliport with receptive service on property.
There are 26 chalets, which are like small homes native to the Alpine region in Europe, made of wood, with a heavy, gently sloping roof. Among the best are Vila Mediterranea, which comes with an impressively large veranda, and Vila Contemporanea, which is on the hilltop overlooking the main hotel and comes with a fireplace.
Spa Unique Garden includes 21 private therapy rooms plus five kiosks around the property for special treatments. There is a menu of more than 80 therapies and beauty treatments, inspired by Brazilian, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, European, North American and Mayan cultures.
The resort also offers its own mineral water, recognized as one of the best in the world and contains elements that naturally hydrate the skin and are a beauty tonic. Spa rituals such as Watsu, Vichy Shower and Ofuro Baths are designed to take advantage of these benefits.
Unique Garden Spa & Resort has a sharp focus on healthy living. All the food at the restaurant includes organic ingredients, and there is also a heavy emphasis on meditation at the resort. It offers yoga, t’ai chi ch’uan, meditation Tibetan rituals and more. Book this hotel for your health-conscious clients who like to stay in good shape on vacation. This would be a great fit for younger couples and girls’ getaways.
Agents looking for more information on either property can reach out to Melissa Oliveira (firstname.lastname@example.org, 011-55-11-3055-4728), managing director for Hotel Unique.
|Hotel Unique is something of an urban work of art.|