São Paulo is a truly vibrant city which remains the largest business destination in Brazil because of its huge financial and business structure but it can offer multiple entertainment options for any visitor as well. The area around Avenida Faria Lima is a city region that illustrates very well what São Paulo has to offer on its best. The site is considered a new business center and entertainment district, and it’s precisely at this point that the hotel Radisson Faria Lima is located. Addressed on Avenida Cidade Jardim one block away from Avenida Faria Lima, it’s within a walking distance to the famous shopping mall Iguatemi, the Museum of the Brazilian House and the trendy restaurants at Amauri street. The hotel has a sophisticated decoration matching perfectly with the city style. At the entrance, we can see that the lobby is integrated into the bar and, the restaurant area also shows a very contemporary style of decor. The rooms are well prepared to receive a business tourist with a large desk where we can work comfortably. All rooms have a balcony. On arrival, fruits, a bottle of water and some sweets are placed in the room free of charge. In addition, “L’Occitane” and “O Boticário” amenities are offered depending on the room category. The upper categories of suites have a cozy living room. On the rooftop, we have an amazing 360º view of the city of São Paulo. In this area of the hotel, guests can enjoy the indoor pool, the gym, sauna and a living area. Radisson Faria Lima also has several conference rooms to better serve the business visitor. The highlight of the hotel, however, is the excellent service of the staff. Radisson’s workers are quite friendly and usually volunteer to help guests before they have even requested something. During my stay, they were proactive in passing information about the hotel itself and what the area around it had to offer in terms of leisure and entertainment, and I could notice that they were well-prepared to provide the famous travel tips to the visitors. When I left the hotel for a walk around the area, the doorman was really kind trying to explain how to get to the mall Iguatemi. Concluding, I can say that the Radisson Faria Lima is a hotel ideally suited for those looking for an alignment between professional commitments and leisure time once it’s located in a great region that sums up the major attractions of the city Sao Paulo.
The Badebec restaurant has a nice décor and is integrated into the hotel lobby. What really catches our attention when we get in the place, however, is the huge Graffiti panel portraying famous sights of the city of São Paulo. Headed by the chef Lourdes Bottura, the restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. The breakfast is served daily to all hotel guests in a very varied buffet. The restaurant is also open to the external public, becoming a great lunch or dinner option for those who are close to the Faria Lima.