3 PERFECT DAYS
The divine Burle Marx Park
Welcome to São Paulo! After a delightful breakfast, take a shady stroll through Burle Marx Park to get a taste of Brazil’s tropical forests. Roberto Burle Marx was Brazil’s most celebrated landscape architect, known as a modern garden artist. As you would expect, the park is visually stunning, with rugged tangles of creepers in dense palms and ferns, and a beautiful lake that’s home to fish, turtles and swans. Look out for opossums and white-tufted marmosets.
The Glass House
After your revitalising stroll, head to the Casa de Vidro, just a five-minute drive from the hotel. The extraordinary Glass House was designed by the trailblazing Italo-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi, who lived there with her husband – and also designed the modernist structure for the São Paulo Museum of Art. Part of the surrounding rainforest still surrounds it, encroaching upon the glass walls and gardens to dramatic effect.
LUNCH TIME & AFTERNOON
Gastronomic District of Itaim Bibi
Chic and upscale, Itaim Bibi has developed into one of the most important districts in town, with an eclectic contemporary dining scene – making it the perfect location for a São Paulo foodie experience. On Rua Jerônimo da Veiga, which has a great concentration of top-notch restaurants, you’ll find Nino, Tuy and Santo Grão, serving modern Italian cuisine, Spanish Tapas and refined coffee menus.
Lancôme Absolue Spa and revive
After the intensity of the city centre, retreat to the peaceful haven of Palácio Tangará to restore your equilibrium. Relax by the pool to watch cockatoos flitting between the trees and drink in the fresh air. Lancôme Absolue Spa offers many exclusive treatments and therapies to enjoy alone or with your partner. Return to your suite for a crushed-iced fruit juice on the terrace, looking out over the lush tropical forest, before dressing for evening cocktails
Champagne and history
The Pateo do Palácio is the perfect place to consider the romantic origins of the palace, while sipping a glass of champagne. In the late 1940s, the extraordinarily wealthy playboy industrialist “Baby” Pignatari was renowned for romancing glamorous women in the world’s most glamorous places, dispatching diamond necklaces, demijohns of perfume and roomfuls of flowers. In one magnificently romantic gesture, Baby built Tangará for his beautiful wife Ira von Fürstenberg. But ultimately, he couldn’t resist the playboy lifestyle and both his wife and Tangará were abandoned – until Oetker Collection revived the palace for its guests.
Enjoy dinner by candlelight, with views over the gardens and park through floor-to-ceiling French doors at the elegant Tangará Jean-Georges restaurant. Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is thrilled to present his first South American restaurant at the palace. Inspired by the abundant local produce and cheerful lifestyle of the Paulistas, he hopes to inspire diners likewise with his cuisine.