From the outside, the Tivoli Mofarrej may look like a typical, concrete high-rise hotel, but you'll be surprised: extensive renovations have created a luxury oasis in the heart of downtown São Paulo. The elegant, glass-enclosed lobby is drenched in natural light, while lush green gardens and gurgling water fountains drown out the noise of the city, and a magnificent display of orchids lends an exotic touch. Guest rooms are luxuriously appointed with chocolate brown, gold, and beige hues. Rich upholstery, warm lighting, and large mirrors give the rooms an intimate feel. A sleek, modern bathroom with deep brown marble features a large rainfall shower, Verbena amenities, a make-up mirror, bathrobes, and a hairdryer. Like other five-star properties nearby, the hotel is centrally located, just behind Trianon Park and the MASP museum, on the Jardins side of Avenida Paulista. What distinguishes this hotel, however, is the top-rated Arola-Vintetres restaurant on the 23rd floor, the luxurious Banyen Spa, and an outdoor swimming pool set in a romantic garden.