Boy, oh boy, oh boy… Isay Weinfeld, one of Brazil’s most renowned architects, sure knows how to put together a smoking hot hotel! You may recall that I recently blogged about another fine example of Weinfeld’s many awesome design creations – Square Nine Hotel in Belgrade. This time, he is responsible for the supremely beautiful Fasano Boa Vista, which opened it’s doors just a few months ago. The hotel is located on a magnificent property just outside of São Paulo in Brazil, surrounded by lakes, forests and amazing gardens.

There is a lovely old-world authenticity about this hotel, an overall aesthetic which is sophisticated and oh-so-very-grown-up. Mid-centrury clean lines meet late 60s to mid-70s furniture pieces sourced from local antique shops, 1980’s tapestries, and countless natural design pieces and accessories sourced from local artisans. Hotelier Rogerio Fasano was also very hands-on with many of the design choices – he selected all the art, music, and design books on display.



Isay Weinfeld designed an equestrian center with 29 pickets and 230 stalls which forms part of the hotel, giving guests an option to enjoy this amazing property and it’s surrounds on horseback. I always thought that every shit-hot hotel needed to give their guest this kind of option. And if a good game of golf floats your boat, there is a world-class 18-hole course designed by Arnold Palmer (regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of men’s professional golf.) I would personally chose to spend my days on the adjacent Wagon Bar deck, where the bar is found inside an antique train car from the 1930s, which once connected the nearby city of Sorocaba with São Paulo.


[Images via Fasano Boa Vista.]

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Dana Tomić Hughes
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Dana is an award-winning interior designer living in Sydney, Australia. With an unhealthy passion for design, Dana commits to an abnormal amount of daily design research. Regular travel and attendance at premier design events, enables Dana to stay at the forefront of the design world globally. While she is super serious about design, Dana never takes herself - nor design - too seriously. Together with her life and business partner, Nick Hughes, Dana is Boss Lady at Studio Yellowtrace, specialising in Interior Design, Creative Direction and Special Projects. The studio takes a highly conceptual and holistic approach to translating brands & ideas into places.

3 Responses

  1. gavin

    This is one of the most beautiful interiors Ive seen. Just amazing. Thank you! It made a wet, cold saturday a lot better!


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