By J. Duncan Moore, Jr.
What is Renaissance Sao Paulo Hotel Like?
Renaissance Sao Paulo Hotel is a premier hotel in the heart of South America's most international city, sophisticated Sao Paulo in Brazil.
The hotel's Renaissance name attracts quite a few American visitors. Renaissance is a high-end label within the Maryland-based Marriott International hotel family, whose uppermost level is Ritz-Carlton.
What Do Guests Love About Renaissance Sao Paulo Hotel?
Renaissance Sao Paulo Hotel is a large but not massive hotel, with 343 rooms and suites. It is popular with luxury travelers as well as business executives. They value this hotel for its exceptional comfort, design, location, and service.
A personal note: I stayed in Renaissance Sao Paulo Hotel after experiencing several other hotels in Sao Paulo, so I was able to compare in-depth. And I found Renaissance Sao Paulo a true luxury hotel. I didn't want to leave.
The hotel's 24-story tower -- not rare for Sao Paulo -- was constructed in 1997. Its interiors underwent a complete renovation in 2012. In Sao Paulo, new design means cutting-edge technology and Amazon-inspired colors and textures.
Renaissance Sao Paulo Hotel has a decidedly Brazilian flavor. A range of caipirinhas, the lime-flavored Brazilian cocktail, is on offer in the lobby bar. Breakfast features exotic Brazilian fruit and pastries. And there's a lobby sushi bar that showcases Sao Paulo's strong Japanese presence (the most popilous outside Japan).
Location of Renaissance Sao Paulo Hotel
One of the world's mega-cities, Sao Paulo is beyond huge; 20 million people live here. Traffic and getting around can be a headache for visitors as well as residents. So location is a critical consideration when choosing a hotel.
It would be hard to beat Renaissance Sao Paulo Hotel's location in the desirable Jardims Paulista neighborhood. Here, streets are safe and pleasant for pedestrians. Among this hotel's conveniences: