Botanique will provide Brazil with its first super luxury hotel and spa
As London takes a step back to reality after playing host to the 2012 Olympic Games, many sports fans are already looking ahead to Rio in 2016. As Brazil prepares to host the next Olympics, the first authentic Brazilian luxury hotel and spa plans to open its door to visitors.
Botanique Hotel and Spa is nestled amid the untouched hills and mountains of Campos do Jordão and situated between Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. The idyllic complex is set on 700 acres and will launch this November.
The intimate retreat, which includes eleven private villas, as well as six suites, recognises local nature and also pays tribute to modernism. Overlooking the valley, each room is individual in design. Each villa has an elaborate private garden measuring at least 600m2, whilst the suites are located in the main building around the spa and Mina restaurant.
The hotel also boasts the first 100% Brazilian spa in the country, which will be accompanied by a dramatic restaurant, private movie theatre, stables with Olympic standard horses, library and cookery school.
A first of its kind in the country, Botanique Hotel is a vision of entrepreneur, Ricardo Semler and showcases the country’s indigenous design, furnishings, culture, cuisine, and experiences. The architecture is particularly outstanding and incorporates huge river stone boulders, towering walls of glass and exposed steel, offering expansive and unobstructed views of the valley.
Located 200 km (two hour drive) north of São Paulo, and three hours from Rio, the closest town is Campos do Jordão. This is Brazil’s highest town and it is tucked away in the green peaks of the Mantiqueira Mountains. The hotel lies seven miles outside of the heart of Campos, enveloped by lush mid-Atlantic forests and botanical gardens.
Proclaimed “the world’s best climate” at the Davos Climatology Conference, the region is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, with hiking, mountain climbing, golf, horse riding, hang gliding, and falconry. The area is also home to the Puma and over 165 local bird species.
Rates start at $2500BR per night (approximately £790) and include all meals, nightly wine tastings, and gratuities. For further information and bookings, you can take a look at the website.