1. Hotel Fasano
What is it? Rub shoulders with celebs and tycoons at Brazil’s first Philippe Starck-designed hotel. The private rooftop infinity pool has magnetic appeal, and the 79 guest rooms and 10 suites are among the swankiest in the city.
Why go? If you’re pushing the boat out, it’s hard to beat this red-hot hotel. Try your skills on complimentary surf boards at the VIP beach club or unwind with the spa’s signature fusion of shiatsu and reflexogy. Come evening, discover why Barretto-Londra has been hailed the world’s best hotel bar.