Hotel Unique is a charming and ultra-modern boutique hotel which is both stylish and luxurious. Sao Paulo's hip crowd flocks to its terrace to have a drink by the red swimming pool. The hotel is worth visiting a monument of contemporary art! One of the city's trendiest places, a true urban work of art and indeed... unique!
This hotel review is a translation from the French version published on our French site Easyvoyage.com.
On the corner of Brigadeiro Luis Antônio Avenue and Henrique Martins Street, in the Jardins District, close to Ibirapuera Park and Paulista Avenue.The Congonhas airport is located 21 mi away: allow 45 minutes.
Responsible for the interior decoration, the architect Joâo Armentano travelled to the world's major cities, in search of furniture and avant-garde accessories. Sports lovers can exercise in the gym which has the latest equipment. You can have a personal coach if you like.
Hotel Unique is a boutique hotel housing 95 luxury rooms including 10 suites spread over a 6-storey, 215,280 sq ft building: enough to offer beautiful panoramas of the city! Starting with the heated pool located on the top floor. Surrounded by a wooden terrace, this rectangular swimming pool has the particularity of being red! The hotel is served by three very stylish lifts - dark but lit up with fluorescent neon light. As soon as you enter the lobby, you will be impressed by the ultra-modern, stylish architecture, with its large glass roof, its soft candle lighting and its designer rugs and armchairs in a chilled-out musical atmosphere. A surprising collection of wines and spirits runs from floor to ceiling. Ruy Ohtake created the hotel like an urban work of art. The Unique is noticeable by its shape - its great 328 ft long and 82 ft high inverted arch, and by its circular windows of 1.80m in diameter, which contribute to the uniqueness of the place.
Spacious (between 387.50 and 3,358 sq ft), the stylish rooms have a plasma screen satellite TV, a DVD and CD player, individual and discreet air-conditioning, a mini-bar refrigerator, tea and coffee facilities, a telephone, a free safe with an electronic code and free high-speed Internet access. The king sized bed has soft pillows of excellent quality. A bay window offers superb views over the Ibirapuera Park or the tree-filled Jardins District. Ultra-modern and stylish, the beautiful marble bathroom is spacious, clean and well decorated. It includes a whirlpool bath, a separate hydro-massage shower, a toilet, a bidet, bathrobes, slippers, sophisticated hospitality products and a hair-dryer. A maitre d' is available 24 hours a day.
The Skye restaurant, located on the top floor, is accessible using the panoramic lift. A stylish and softly lit venue, the Skye restaurant offers a blend of the world's best gastronomy, with a preference for French, Italian, Brazilian and Japanese cuisine, all prepared by French chef Emmanuel Bassoleil, it also boasts an impressive collection of wine and spirits. Breakfast is served from 7:00 am to 11:00 am, lunch from 12 noon to 3:00 pm (and until 4:00 pm at the weekend and on bank holidays), and dinner from 7:00 pm to 12 midnight (and to 1:00 am on Fridays and Saturdays). One of the hippest and most reputed places in the city. A DJ ensures the ambiance at the bar from 9:00 pm onwards. The magnificent view from the wooden penthouse terrace is one of the hotel's top features, with the bar stretching as far as the swimming pool, and open from 6:00 pm to 2:00 am. The bar in the lobby - 'the Wall' - is the ideal place for relaxing with a drink to the sound of bossa nova, every night from 7.30 pm to 3:00 am.
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