‘Get to the chopper!’ – A line immortalised by Arnie, and one you may well find yourself using (with just a hint of glee) at this swankiest of all São Paulo stays, the Emiliano.
Indeed, one of the Emiliano’s most defining features – aside from its prime posi on chic shopping strip Oscar Freire, designer furny from Campana to Eames, top-notch brunch spot, and hush-hush spa with yoga terrace, d’oh – is the rooftop helicopter pad, a traffic-defying 30-min flight from the international airport.
Once you’ve tamed your ‘copter mane, lay your head on Hungarian goose-down and Egyptian cotton bedding in one of their discreet, soft-carpeted, cream and blond wood suites, tricked out with unrivalled comp. perks including a wine stash, fruit and fresh pastries, suit-pressing, take-home Havaianas, 15min in-spa massage, and Santa Pele amenities customisable to tetchy T-zones or parched coifs at check-in. With such 5-star pampering, the only struggle will be returning to the real world, sigh…
Also keep your peepers peeled for the Emiliano Rio, launching at the tail-end of 2015. Opa!
Emiliano, Rua Oscar Freire, 384, Jardins, São Paulo. +55 11 3068 4399, emiliano.com.br