Four Seasons Hotel São Paulo at Nações Unidas

Sophistication in Sao Paulo’s financial district

Four Seasons Hotel São Paulo at Nações Unidas is the latest in a series of top international hotels to open near Sao Paulo’s financial district, making it an ideal location for business travelers. It’s not all work and no play here, however — a serene spa, an indoor-outdoor pool and a chic Italian restaurant all invite you to unwind.

The best of Brazilian flair meets the Four Seasons quality seal thanks to a roster of local designers, artisans and architects who worked on the luxury hotel’s interiors. Curves, colors and natural materials, from hardwoods to marble, make for dramatic décor on the ground floor, while 258 rooms above go for understated elegance.

The Sao Paulo hotel forms part of a major new property development that includes a shopping mall, cinema, apartment buildings and office blocks. While your digs may be new, there’s still plenty of storied culture just outside your front door.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Opened in 2018, Four Seasons Hotel São Paulo at Nações Unidas is the luxury brand’s first foray into Brazil.
  • The focus here is on showcasing the best of Brazil, from the property’s tropical aesthetic to its design-centric DNA, which includes furniture by the city’s Pritzker-winning architect, Paulo Mendes da Rocha. Even the menu pays homage to Sao Paulo, peppered with unusual local ingredients.
  • The heated indoor-outdoor swimming pool is the only one of its kind in Sao Paulo. Dive in from the Zen-like indoor pool area and swim through to the alfresco portion, where an exterior wall made entirely of glass lets you watch the world go by as you float.
  • The spa takes a holistic, almost spiritual approach to well-being, a welcome antidote to the stresses of life in Sao Paulo’s fast lane. From an abhyanga massage featuring ancient Indian techniques to the Sacred Feminine treatment that seeks to strengthen women, every service has been carefully curated.
  • Sao Paulo’s financial district and the city’s luxury shopping malls are all just a short taxi ride from the hotel.

Things to Know

  • The hotel is part of an ambitious development that includes apartment buildings, office blocks, a cinema and shopping mall. The facilities are convenient neighbors for hotel guests, but the area will still feel like a building site for some time to come.
  • Opt for a corner suite at the front of the hotel to look out at an icon of Sao Paulo architecture — the Ponte Estaiada suspension bridge.
  • Whether you want to explore the city's street art scene or go on a foodie adventure, Les Clefs d’Or concierge staff can organize almost anything at the drop of a hat.
  • Helming the kitchen at the hotel’s signature restaurant Neto is executive chef Paolo Lavezzini. The Emilia-Romagna native spent six months traveling and researching Brazilian ingredients before the venue opened, resulting in a menu that combines the best of Italy and Brazil.
  • Read a book while reclining in a piece of classic Brazilian furniture — some suites have Paulistano chairs designed in 1957 by Mendes da Rocha, fashioned from a single 17-foot-long piece of tubular steel that is then wrapped in a hide of leather.

The Rooms

  • The 258 contemporary accommodations offer a home-away-from-home feel with warm wood floors, modern black-and-white artwork and pops of yellow and burnt orange from bright window-facing armchairs and chaise lounges.
  • Four Seasons is so serious about sleep that it even makes its own bedding and mattresses. The latter are custom-designed with exclusive temperature-regulation technology.
  • Scrub up in style with Christian Lacroix toiletries in the bathrooms.
  • Blackout blinds covering the huge windows are a lifesaver for jet-lagged travelers. Control the blinds using a bedside console.

Nearby Attractions

  • Sao Paulo’s most upmarket shopping malls are all within a stone’s throw of the luxury hotel, bringing global brands and the best of Brazilian design under one roof.
  • On the other side of the river from the Sao Paulo hotel, Parque Burle Marx is one of the city’s lesser-known parks, and ideal for a walk or a run. The green space contains 25 acres of Atlantic Forest, a habitat that would have once covered the entire city.
  • Also across the river, the affluent Morumbi neighborhood was where some of the city’s great modernist architects built houses in the mid-20th century, back when the area was still rural. Don’t miss the chance to tour these architectural icons, from Lina Bo Bardi’s Glass House to the Oscar Americano Foundation.
  • Congonhas Airport, Sao Paulo’s main domestic hub for flights to other cities in Brazil, is just a 15-minute taxi ride away, depending on traffic.
  • São Paulo Golf Club (one of Brazil’s first) is an 18-hole course that was built more than a century ago.Four Seasons Hotel São Paulo at Nações Unidas’ concierge can arrange for you to play a round.

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Getting There
R. Eng. Mesquita Sampaio, 820 - Vila Sao Francisco (Zona Sul), Sao Paulo, 04711-902 BR
CGH (14-22 min)   GRU (40 min-1 hr)  
Four Seasons Hotel São Paulo at Nações Unidas
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