Located on the edge of Vila Mariana and only a 10-minute walk from Ibirapuera Park, this hotel offers superior services and amenities at lower rates than comparable accommodations in Jardins or Paulista. Although the Pullman Ibirapuera is part of the excellent French Accor hotel chain, it packs a lot of individual style and attitude. The expansive bright lobby features futuristic pod chairs, a hip lounge with comfortable sofas and colorful lighting, and a modern dining room with black velvet couches and elegant table settings. Furnished in pleasant, neutral brown colors, rooms feature a large desk, plenty of closet and shelf space, attractive lighting, a very comfortable bed with luxurious pillows and a duvet, and a strong, hot shower. Nice extras include an electric kettle to make coffee or tea, free mineral water, an iPod/iPhone docking station, bathrobes, and complimentary Wi-Fi. The Pullman also features a full-sized gym—which may come in handy, as the enormous breakfast buffet gives many five-star hotels a run for their money. Start your day with fresh fruit juice and coffee, and a selection of freshly baked croissants, cold cuts, cheeses, omelets, and much more.