Best of the Best 2018 - 612
SAINT ANDREWS GRAMADO
R IO GR A N DE DO SU L (GR A MA DO), B R A ZIL
N E I G H B O R H O O D Private Residence
From its perch overlooking the scenic Quilombo Valley, the stately Saint Andrews Gramado -
with its 19 suites all individually appointed and named for jewels - rightfully earns its
reputation as Brazil's most exclusive hotel. Watch a 3-D movie beneath the Marie Therese
chandelier in the living room; grab a favorite literary tome in the library; swim in the glass-enclosed pool. Artistic dishes are prepared specially for each guest, and the wine cellar holds
some of the world's most elite labels. Set aside time to try a wine-infused treatment at the
Lunch or dinner for two (excluding alcohol,
tax and gratuity), once per stay; visit to
Gramado e Canela with private car and
butler; and box of chocolates.
For a romantic repast, follow the delicate
scent of sweet jasmine to a chandelier-lit
gazebo set amidst the landscaped gardens.
Distance from Porto Alegre Airport (POA): 37 miles/60 km
Size: 19 rooms Room Style: Contemporary Vibe: Sophisticated
PONTA DOS GANCHOS RESORT
SA N TA CA TA R IN A , B R A ZIL
N E I G H B O R H O O D Emerald Coast
An adults-only retreat, Ponta dos Ganchos Resort, member of The Leading Hotels of the
World, occupies a privately owned peninsula along the southern Brazilian coast. Just 25 sophisticated bungalows (with hammocks for lazy afternoon siestas), blending naturally with the
stunning local scenery, make for an intimate, romantic ambience. Activities, including fishing,
kayaking and snorkeling, emphasize the local culture and natural offerings. When it's time to
indulge, head to one of the tempting massage tents or the elegant restaurant, where Santa
Catarina's famous oysters are served alongside fine wines.
A DV I S O R T I P
$100 value resort credit per stay.
Splurge on a helicopter flight from (or to) the
airport; you'll land right at the resort after a
breathtaking tour of Florianópolis'
Vancouver, British Columbia
Distance from Florianópolis Airport (FLN): 39 miles/63 km
Size: 25 rooms Room Style: Contemporary Vibe: Casual
EMILIANO SÃO PAULO
SÃ O PA U LO, B R A ZIL
N E I G H B O R H O O D Jardins
Sleek, dramatic and drop-dead gorgeous, the 56-room Emiliano encapsulates the modern
Brazilian ethos. Land your chopper on the private helipad, escorted by service-oriented butlers, and head to the country's first champagne and caviar bar, where more than 80 brands of
bubbly and rare Beluga roe await you. Soak in the Japanese hot baths before a shiatsu massage at the spa, and then take a table at the hotel's namesake Italian restaurant for homemade
pasta and organic, locally sourced produce. The fashion houses and galleries along Oscar
Freire - São Paulo's version of Rodeo Drive - lie just beyond the lobby's window wall.
$100 value spa services credit per stay.
Splurge for the split-level Cubo Suite, where a
private heated pool and top-floor glass cube
provide 180-degree views of the city.
Distance from São Paulo Airport (GRU): 18 miles/29 km
Size: 56 rooms Room Style: Contemporary Vibe: Sophisticated