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Luxury retreat Botanique Hotel & Spa opens in Brazil
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Botanique Hotel & Spa, Brazil

Images courtesy of Marcio Scavone

This bright shiny new ethical retreat, hidden in over an acre of hilly tropical vegetation, is a haven for those looking to escape the hectic everyday, located mid-way between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

Conceptualised by an impressive team of industry experts, Botanique Hotel & Spa aims to be an idyllic hideaway with plenty of activities inside and out to keep guests entertained and relaxed.

Founded by Ricardo and Fernanda Semler, the project was also supported by David Cole, co-founder of AOL and luxury hotel guru, and Gordon Roddick, co-founder of The Body Shop and champion for Fairtrade and those in need. Together, they worked to create a hotel that not only sits naturally in its environment, but that is sustainable and works hard to give back to its location.

Botanique Hotel & Spa, Brazil

Locally sourced slate, boulders and reclaimed wooden beams are used throughout, giving it a very organic feel, and allowing lots of light to flood through the massive windows while showcasing the view across the surrounding valleys.

The hotel itself is made up of six suites, 11 private villas and the main central building, in which guests will find an impressive lounge, cinema, library and restaurant. The design of each room has been specially curated by Adelia Borges, one of Brazil’s top interior experts, while a specially commissioned piece of art can be found in each room. Eco-craftsman Aristeu Pires has also sculpted various striking pieces of furniture from solid wood.

Botanique Hotel & Spa, Brazil

Keen to offer an authentic taste of Brazil, guests can explore the landscape on horse back, learn how to Samba or do the Brazilian Tango and of course, sip on freshly made Caipirinhas. For those wishing to be pampered, the spa has eight treatment rooms, an indoor and outdoor pool, and is near a lake also suitable for swimming.

For more information on the new Botanique Hotel & Spa call +55 12 3797 6877 or visit the website.

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