The Hotel Fasano São Paulo was a decade in the making. To realize his vision of a modern take on 1930’s design, owner Rogério Fasano enlisted the services of leading Brazilian architects Isay Weinfeld and Marcio Kogan. The resulting 1940’s-style brick building is located in the historic Jardim Europa district. The impressive interiors feature travertine fireplaces and floors, hand-woven carpets and French leather club chairs. The Fasanos are fourth-generation restaurateurs, so naturally the hotel’s Restaurante Fasano has long been considered Brazil’s best Italian eatery. Jazz and bossa-nova artists like Caetano Veloso and Bebel Gilberto have performed in the piano bar, Baretto, attracting international visitors and Paulistanos alike.