Hilton Hotel: the swimming pool on the penthouse is one of the luxury facilities
SHERATON SÃO PAULO WTC Located inside a complex which also gathers a convention center, offices and a mall specializing in design and decoration. Av. das Nações Unidas, 12559, Brooklin; 3055-8000; sheratonsaopaulowtc.com.br. TRANSAMÉRICA SÃO PAULO Right beside the Transamérica Expo, the highlight among its facilities is a green area with a golf course, a swimming pool and a health club. Av. das Nações Unidas, 18591, Brooklin; 5693-4050 and 0800-0126060; transamerica.com.br. FOODi FARABBUD The Farah and Abbud families’ connection with Arabic cuisine is the basis of this traditional restaurant, opened in 2002.
Al. dos Anapurus, 1253, Moema; 5054-1648. FOGO DE CHÃO The heat of volcanic rocks from the typical gaúcho barbecue cooks prime meat cuts to the point of perfection. The chain has spin-offs in Brazil and in the United States. Av. Moreira Guimarães, 964, Moema; 5056-1795. FREDDO The second Brazilian spin-off of this famous Argentine chain of homemade ice cream. The one made of milk caramel with caramel sauce is nicknamed “temptation”. R. Normandia, 22, Moema; 3562-1654. LA MAR Four versions of ceviche, a Peruvian dish of raw fish cubes and sliced onion marinated in lemon, head the menu of this chain run by chef Gastón Acurio. R. Tabapuã, 1410, Itaim Bibi; 3073-1213. cityofsaopaulo.com
One of the most pulsating metropolis in the world, São Paulo is much more than a great place for doing business. Taking a day off is the fir...