Fasano Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
At a Glance
Contemporary Starck-styled boutique hotel. It’s all about the glitz and glam here
Spectacular rooftop infinity pool great for people watching
The street below can be noisy as you are right in the heart of the action so be prepared. For peace and quiet we always try and request rooms higher up
Sip a cocktail in the fashionable Baretto Londra and enjoy a delicious seafood meal at the Al Mare Restaurant
Prime location in Ipanema, Rio's most exclusive neighborhood, a stone's throw from the best restaurants, bars and night spots
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Rio de Janeiro is a year round destination. Spring (September - October) is one of the nicest times to visit Rio, before the humidity sets in. Rio's forests and gardens are lush and beautiful to see at this time. Summer vacation begins in mid-December and lasts until February. During this time the beaches are packed with Cariocas working on their tans. This can also be the rainiest time of year in Rio. The heavy heat starts around October and will reach 40 degrees Celsius on a sunny day. Winter vacation happens in July and, although the days can stay hot, the evenings in Rio get relatively chilly dropping to 15 degrees Celsius. The winds and dampness can make this feel colder. Summers are best for diving while the winter months (June - August) are the best for surfers. Carnaval is held every year, 7 weeks before Easter Sunday. During this period, and often the weeks leading up to it, Rio is at its liveliest. It is also a time when prices skyrocket and crowds can become unbearable.
The Fasano Rio de Janeiro is a luxurious hip hotel by the renowned designer Philippe Starck overlooking Rio's fashionable and lively Ipanema Beach, and near superb restaurants. The Fasano offers the ultimate in contemporary, cutting-edge design.
The luxury Fasano hotel was designed in its entirety by the legendary Philippe Starck and seamlessly combines sophistication and contemporary elegance with the latest in technology. The modern twist to circa 1950s style is epitomized by open brickwork, white marble floors and contrasting rustic wood furniture.
The rooms and suites at the Fasano are the last word in luxury and slick design, with sumptuous hardwood floors, Dali-inspired ear shaped mirrors, fine Egyptian cotton bed linen and goose-down pillows. Attention has been given to every detail, right down to the sumptuous king beds in the ocean facing rooms and suites having been carefully placed on an incline to maximize the ocean view.
Dining at the Fasano is an experience in itself. The hotel's elegant Fasano Al Mare, specializing in Italian and locally inspired cuisine with an emphasis on seafood, is widely acclaimed around the world for its superb gastronomic cuisine. For something more casual guests can enjoy specially designed cocktails and light lunches at the hip Baretto-Londa bar, which doubles up as a nightclub.
The piece de resistance of the Fasano is without a doubt the large infinity pool on the roof deck, with spectacular views across the ocean and a trendy bar that is frequented by the Rio jet set. The perfect spot for enjoying a caipirinha whilst watching the sun go down.
Accommodation at the Fasano Rio comprises 79 rooms and 10 suites, each with private balcony and luxury marble bathroom with rain shower. All are elegantly furnished to the highest of standards and come complete with LCD-screen television, Wi Fi access and luxury amenities. Some of the rooms overlook the courtyard, whilst the remainder of the rooms and suites have ocean views. The suites also feature a spacious living area.
Children are welcome to come and stay at the Fasano Rio. Connecting rooms are available and babysitting can be arranged on request.
Facilities at the Fasano Rio include a spectacular rooftop swimming pool, a luxury spa with steam room and sauna, a fitness center, restaurant and bars.
A full butler service is provided for all guests at the Fasano Rio. The hotel also operates a private beach service for guests, with sun loungers, umbrellas, bottled waters and magazines on offer. Complimentary transfers are also provided to other Fasano establishments in the city.
A variety of excursions can be arranged from the Fasano Rio including visits to some of the city's landmarks, such as Corcovado, Sugar Loaf, the Tijuca forest and the historic quarter of Santa Teresa.
The Hotel Fasano was the talk of Rio in 2007, eclipsing the fabled Copacabana Palace as the top play den for Brazil’s rich and famous. While the initial hype may have faded and celebrity sightings are less common, the Philippe Starck-designed hotel still retains an aura of exclusivity, especially from its bossa nova-chic lobby and sexy rooftop pool.
Restaurateur Rogerio Fasano established himself as a tastemaker par excellence with his flagship Fasano hotel in Sao Paulo. And now, the opening of the second Fasano, in Rio’s perennially chic Ipanema, sees his talent for infusing environments with social cachet reach critical mass. To design the 91 rooms, Fasano made an unexpected choice: Philippe Starck, whose penchant for provocation (not to mention plastic) doesn’t intuitively jibe with laid-back Carioca chic. But it works. Fasano’s own preference for warm, natural palettes seems to have toned Starck down. Rooms and suites are spare and breezy, with white walls, leather-upholstered Mies daybeds, Amazonian wood side tables, and at least two burnished Sergio Rodrigues chairs.
Rogerio Fasano, head of Brazil's famous hospitality family (patriarch Vittorio Fasano opened his first restaurant in Sao Paulo in 1902), has chosen sunny Rio de Janeiro as the site for his second namesake hotel. Designed in an uncharacteristically restrained style by Philippe Starck, with limited-edition furniture based on designs from the 1950s and 1960s, the hotel makes an elegant addition to Ipanema's beautiful beachfront. For a sense of place, look no further than the single, six-ton piece of reclaimed ipe wood which serves as the magnificent check-in desk. The 82 rooms and 10 butler-serviced suites are luxurious and warm, with balconies perfectly positioned above the famous beach. The best views are from the popular rooftop bar and pool; the stunning Fasano Al Mare restaurant downstairs attracts an equally fashionable crowd. Specializing in Italian seafood dishes, it is the family's most ambitious restaurant to date, and the Starck-designed bar installation, a showcase of glass and mirrors featuring 30 different vignettes of rare ocean shells, is a fitting backdrop.
Mark Beken (Staff)
The Fasano is the new kid on the block in Rio, and has become a serious rival to the Copacabana Palace as the top place in town. They could not be more different in style however, and the Fasano is consciously more chic, edgier and glitzy than the Copacabana Palace. Rooms are admittedly a little on the small side, but there are little winks from Philippe Starck in the form of ear-shaped mirrors and retro posters that make a stay here great fun. The staff are, it may seem, recruited as much for their looks as for their other abilities, but this all adds to the sense of occasion that pervades the hotel. Arguably the most stunning feature of the hotel is the rooftop swimming pool, with breathtaking views down Ipanema and up to the Corcovado, and the Italian seafood restaurant is well worth a splurge.
Cook with a local in Rio
Uncover the secrets to Brazil's diverse and distinctive cuisine in this hands-on cookery class, learning how to prepare the perfect caipirinha, along with various other typical Brazilian dishes. Finish with an all important tasting session.
Hiking Sugar Loaf Mountain
Take in one of Rio's most iconic sights from an alternative perspective, enjoying a challenging hike with some climbing thrown in, up to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain. No experience necessary; your experienced guide will assist you with the climbing.
Rio Art Galleries and Shopping
The art scene in Rio de Janeiro is bursting at the seams, discover why this city has been labelled Brazil's cultural capital. Explore famous art galleries followed by some world class shopping!
Rio by Bike
Experience the fabulous city of Rio de Janeiro in a unique and exciting way with your very own private guide – on a bicycle! Make plenty of stops along the way and pass many of the city's key landmarks, traveling alongside those iconic beaches.
Experience the biggest party of the year at Rio de Janeiro's infamous Carnival, a weekend of Samba beats, energetic dancing and dazzling costumes. Samba schools spend all year preparing for the main event so this really is a remarkable spectacle.
Rio southern beaches and SUP
Rio is famous for its spectacular beaches so why not stray further afield to the quieter, southern part of the city where you can explore some of the more secluded spots, a popular choice amongst the local surfing community.
Yoga at the Botanical Gardens
For the ultimate way to relax your body and mind, enjoy a yoga class in the Botanical Gardens of Rio de Janeiro, the perfect backdrop for some soothing stretching and a lovely place to escape the hustle and bustle of Copacabana Beach.
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Location & directions
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fasano Rio is located on the oceanfront in the stylish district of Ipanema, adjacent to Leblon. It's a 10-minute drive from Copacabana and 27km from the international airport.
How to get there
11-hour 55-minute international flight to Rio de Janeiro. The hotel is located 27km (about 30 minutes drive according to the traffic conditions) from Rio de Janeiro's international airport, Tom Jobim, and 10km from the domestic airport, Santos Dumont.