Sleek, Elegant, Hideaway
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At a Glance
This sophisticated new Oetker property opened in late 2017 and is already regarded as São Paulo’s modern, yet utterly timeless, grande dame.
- The location, set amongst ten acres of greenery in Burle Marx Park, a beautiful green space in the well-heeled neighborhood of Jardins
- The outstanding gastronomy led by Jean-Georges Vongerichten
- An afternoon caipirinha, Brazil’s national cocktail, at the chic poolside bar
Guests enter the vine-covered gates of Palácio Tangará and are welcomed by the hotel’s grand, palatial exterior. Framed by topiaries, the building is reminiscent of a stately European villa fit for royalty. (In fact, the property was originally meant for a modern princess, when a Brazilian millionaire fell in love with a European women and vowed to build her a palace; sadly, the construction of the building outlasted their romance.) The resort’s grandeur continues in the lobby, where high ceilings and plush, jewel-toned couches blend into the space’s delightfully understated décor. Throughout the hotel’s public areas, Palácio Tangará’s design team struck a perfect balance between classic sophistication and Brazilian flair: incorporating traditional elements like pastel fabrics and tasteful lighting fixtures with colorful plants and local artwork, the property has an overall thoughtful—albeit subtle—sense of place.
This understated elegance is no more apparent than in Palácio Tangará’s guest rooms, all of which have superb views overlooking the verdant Burle Marx Park. Appointed with old-world refinement, the hotel’s accommodations fall somewhere between ultra-sleek and luxuriously comfortable. All 141 rooms are decorated thematically according to the blue, green and yellow colors of the Brazil flag; those with a blue palette are furnished with robin’s egg blue pillows and navy toile curtains, while others have pops of emerald color or lemon yellow walls. All rooms feature light grey carpets and gorgeous black-and-white photographs depicting the scenery and cities of Brazil. Scattered throughout the hotel’s five floors are 59 masterfully decorated suites, many of which boast juliet balconies, spacious bathrooms and terraces overlooking the city.
Palácio Tangará’s pièce de résistance is its outstanding gastronomy, led by one of the world’s most celebrated culinary figures: Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The chef’s first foray in South America, the resort’s restaurants garner international acclaim thanks to Jean-George’s delicious fusion of European, Asian and Brazilian flavors. Guests have a choice between an alfresco lounge, all-day venue, exclusive chef’s table and fine-dining restaurant, where traditional dishes like caviar and lamb chops are combined with local vegetables and fresh fish. The hotel has an extensive wine and Champagne list, as well as fantastic cocktail offerings including the iconic caipirinha, the Brazilian national cocktail made with cachaça, a rum variation. (Guests should not miss a chance to make their own caipirinha with the bartenders, who are eager to share their tips).
When not sightseeing, guests of Palácio Tangará can cool off in the stunning, 80-foot pool that lies in the center of the property. Surrounded by lush greenery and sleek day beds, the pool club already attracts stylish locals for rosé-filled lunches. Other amenities include a gym, indoor pool and Sisley Spa where visitors can rejuvenate with anti-aging facials and energizing massages.
Read Indagare’s First Look: Palácio Tangará
- Blair West