After three years of careful restoration, the Hotel Santa Teresa reopens its doors, redefining the boutique, luxury experience in Rio de Janeiro. Once a colonial mansion, today the Hotel offers a chic, elegant refuge for the most demanding guests. With magnificent views of Rio de Janeiro, the Hotel Santa Teresa is located in the heart of historical Santa Teresa, closer than any 5-star luxury, boutique hotel to the main touristic attractions of the city, including Guanabara Bay, Corcovado, Sugarloaf, Tijuca Forest, the historical centre and with fast and easy access to the best beaches in and close to the city. Charming and picturesque, surrounded by colonial mansions, museums, artist ateliers and the only remaining tramway in Rio, the Hotel Santa Teresa is the authentic Rio, a place where high-rise buildings and traffic are replaced by red-tiled rooftops, cobblestone streets and exuberant nature.
While preserving its colonial façade, all of the Boutique Hotel’s 44 rooms and suites, the restaurant, lounge, SPA and pool areas have been recreated using materials such as burnt cement floors, tropical woods, black and golden limestone slate and Portuguese tiles. Deluxe furniture and original art pieces created by renowned contemporary Brazilian designers, evoke innovative Tropical Design. Throughout the Hotel, craftsmanship and art from the Amazon, Pará, Minas Gerais and the Northeast showcase the diversity and multi-cultural influences of Brazil. Set on 4,000 square meters of landscaped, tropical gardens, the Hotel Santa Teresa provides a sense of tranquillity and harmony with nature, with the comfort and elegance of unique design.
All areas of the Hotel Santa Teresa evoke the senses, from the maze of corridors and wooden stairs leading to the rooms, filled with aromas from coffee beans, to the lounge, where one can enjoy a cocktail on the open air terrace overlooking treetops. The pool area, boasting a semi-Olympic pool and stunning, panoramic views of the city and the luxury SPA, are places where the guest can relax and tune body, mind and soul. At sophisticated, yet casual Térèze Restaurant, world cuisine by Executive Chef Damien Montecer and over 200 labels of wine delight the most demanding palates. Hotel Santa Teresa provides guests with a luxury experience without pretention, authentic and charming, simply unique.
The Hotel Santa Teresa’s 44 Tropical Design rooms and suites blend the finest natural elements with the latest technology for comfort and convenience, with unique style and elegance. Ample use of noble tropical woods, bathrooms outfitted with black limestone and furniture creations by famous Brazilian designers such as Sergio Rodrigues, Studio Vitty and Rock Lane provide unique design, chic and sophisticated, charming and unpretentious. Each room and suite offers a unique view; from the red-tiled roofs of colonial houses and the tropical gardens surrounding the hotel, to the magnificent mountain range and bustling Rio de Janeiro below, to Christ the Redeemer statue perched high above. Rooms and suites are appointed with heavenly beds outfitted with high quality cotton and linen, luxury bathroom amenities, LCD TVs with over 60 cable channels and complimentary broad-band internet connection. Many rooms and suites have balconies overlooking the city or tropical gardens while the premier suite, the Panoramic Loft Suite, provides a spectacular 200° panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro. Every detail of the Hotel Santa Teresa’s rooms and suites has been considered to provide the ultimate boutique hotel experience; chic design, luxury amenities, unparalleled comfort and convenience and truly unique views.
The concept of Tropical Design found at the Hotel Santa Teresa brings together Brazil’s rich past and dynamic present using only the finest natural elements. Luxury linen, wild cotton, coconut and banana tree fibres, tropical woods, Portuguese tile, black , green and golden slate and burnt cement permeate throughout the Hotel’s charming social areas and luxurious accommodations. Design furniture and art pieces created by renowned contemporary Brazilian designers and artists such as Sergio Rodriguez, Zemog, Studio Vitty, Rock Lane, Carassa and Oficina de Agosto, elegantly blend with the restored colonial architecture. The Térèze Restaurant, casual, yet sophisticated, makes use of recycled materials, including demolition wood furniture and restored, treated canvas, lending way to an Eco-Chic ambiance. Just across from the Restaurant, the Bar dos Descasados Lounge has a Bohemian-Boutique aura brought out by the red and white-tiled floor, brick arches and comfortable, over-sized arm chairs, sofas and dorsel lounge beds. Every element, all materials, the design furniture and works of art have been selected and integrated into the Boutique Hotel Santa Teresa’s facilities to provide atmosphere and comfort while holding true to Brazil’s ethnic heritage.
The lounge, Bar dos Descasados, was centuries past the slave quarters of the Guimarães Mansion, yet today, offers a Bohemian-Boutique setting to enjoy drinks and light appetizers. Design art pieces by Zemog decorate the open-air lounge, with comfortable over-sized arm chairs, sofas and dorsal lounge beds set in a charming fusion of brick arches with Portuguese tile. The lounge terrace overlooks red-tiled roofs and tree tops where one can frequently observe marmosets, parrots and toucans, adding a magical touch to the chic ambiance of the bar. At night, with trendy lounge music, candles and starlit skies, the Bar dos Descasados takes on a romantic tone, a perfect place to start or end an evening.
Térèze Restaurant is a sophisticated, yet casual venue, where one can savour world cuisine in an Eco-Chic setting. Burnt cement floors, Rock Lane recycled wood furniture, white-washed walls and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking treetops and colonial houses provide a tranquil and picturesque setting to enjoy innovative cuisine created by Executive Chef Damien Montecer, whose vast experience includes work with world-class chefs in New York, London and Cannes. Over 200 wine labels from the old and new world complement dishes which fuse Asian and Mediterranean ingredients with regional produce for an experience in flavours, texture and aromas sure to surprise the most demanding of palates.
The SPA at the Hotel Santa Teresa combines luxury and sophistication with natural elements to provide an ambiance of tranquillity and harmony. Walls and ceiling of eucalyptus wood intertwined with vine, furniture and design pieces by Studio Vitty at the relaxation area contrast with modern ceramic and white-tiled treatment rooms each with individual music and temperature controls and utmost comfort for world-class therapeutic and beauty treatments. Highly trained, professional staff provide a wide array of treatments while an exclusive partnership with Eco-Amazonian Natura products, ensures complete satisfaction.