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To experience old-fashioned hospitality, book yourself a deluxe room at the Fasano, one of São Paulo's premier boutique hotels. The Fasano family boasts many years of experience in the hospitality industry, running a handful of luxury hotels in Brazil and Uruguay, as well as some of São Paulo's finest restaurants (including the Fasano restaurant and Baretto Bar and Restaurant that are located inside the hotel). The 20-story brick building is located just off Rua Oscar Freire, in the heart of Jardins. The guest rooms ooze an old world atmosphere that evokes the work of Hemingway, with soft brown leather chairs, Persian rugs, hardwood floors, and white marble bathrooms. The Fasano also offers a spa, a heated indoor swimming pool, a sauna and steam room, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.