For our luxury hotel of the month for August, we have chosen the opulent Fasano Salvador. One of the newest members of the elegant Fasano chain, this stylish hotel occupies a historical building overlooking All Saints Bay.
The general excellence of the Brazilian Fasano hotel chain is now internationally known and this recent offering; the seventh in the group, is the first to be housed within a historic building. Declared cultural patrimony of Bahia by the Brazilian Institute of Cultural and Artistic Heritage (IPAC) the Fasano Salvador occupies the former headquarters of the A Tarde newspaper. Offering the same sophisticated modern luxury as the other Fasano properties, this stylish hotel also captures the colourful spirit of Bahia in its cuisine and decorative touches.
How to Get There
Salvador’s main airport (SSA) is accessible from Rio, São Paulo, Brasília and many other major cities in the Brazilian northeast. For those wishing to travel directly to Salvador from Europe, TAP Portugal offer a direct flight from Lisbon a few times a week.
From the local airport Fasano Salvador is a 30-minute drive and is located in Castro Alves Square in the historic city centre, boasting a privileged view of All Saints Bay.
Similar in style to its sister-properties, the rooms at Fasano Salvador are the epitome of sleek sophistication. Specialising in an indulgent yet unfussy luxury, accommodations in the hotel offer plush bedding, a range of modern amenities and carefully curated furniture that echoes the art-deco style of this opulent historic building. The detailed plasterwork of the ceilings and the dark-wood panelling complete the aesthetic homage to the grandeur of Salvador’s cultural boom in the 1920s and 30s. Elegant marble bathrooms with vibrant tiling and the room’s blue accents are a subtle nod to the hotel’s spectacular seaside location which guests can enjoy sweeping views of from the comfort of upgraded ocean-facing rooms and suites.
Food & Drink
Celebrating the legacy of the Fasano family’s internationally renowned Italian cuisine, the hotel restaurant specialises in a menu that exalts a range of Italian classics. Guests will be enchanted by the range of gourmet antipasti, pastas, meats, risottos and fish dishes available alongside refined Bahian local specialties offered with a Mediterranean twist.
Continuing in the tradition of the other Fasano properties, an outstanding feature of this new hotel is the exceptional level of personalised service enjoyed by each and every guest. Attention to detail is at the heart of Fasano’s philosophy and signature touches such as complimentary Oskar Metsavaht Ipanema flip flops featuring in every room are the little things that set this excellent hotel apart from its closest competition. Fasano Salvador’s stunning rooftop pool, lined with granite Azul Bahia, and breath-taking terrace also deserve an honourable mention.
Unquestionably the best option for the discerning traveller in Salvador da Bahia, the hotel is best for those looking for the full luxury experience and exceptional personal service in this stunning historical setting. Guests who have already had a taste of Fasano’s ultra-sophisticated offerings in other cities will certainly enjoy this hotel where the quality of accommodation, service and cuisine is similarly impeccable.
Must Do Activity
Bahia’s regional culture is exceptionally vibrant and a day out in the city of Salvador understanding the turbulent history that shaped this culturally distinct state is a must-do. Venture out into the city and enjoy a capoeira demonstration: a sport that combines elements of dance, music and martial arts, that was originally conceived by slaves looking for ways to express themselves without earning the ire of their colonial masters. Music and food are a big part of life in Salvador and wandering the streets listening to local street musicians perform while grabbing a bite to eat from a local vendor is a great way to spend a free afternoon. We recommend reaching for an acarajé – a typically Bahian snack made from peeled beans, onion and chilli, deep fried and then stuffed with chicken or shrimp.
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