In less than a decade, Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro, which opened in 2007, has gained a reputation as the most fascinating address on Ipanema's edge, with its homage to the spirit of 1950s and ‘60s Brazilian design, and the glamour of the bossa nova era.
Among the hotel's attractions is a sleekly designed, guests-only rooftop where, by day, sunbathers enjoy the peaceful infinity pool perched over a white sand beach eight floors below, and where its unique position affords spectacular views of the Ipanema coastline. While beautifully breathtaking in the blazing sun, the rooftop has a mystical, magical air by night, transforming into a private hideaway for a nightcap overlooking the city’s twinkling lights.
While beautifully breathtaking in the blazing sun, the Fasano rooftop has a mystical, magical air by moonlight.
Normally a gathering place for sundowners with a view, guests are invited, by request only, to experience an enchanting private dinner on the intimate, open-air rooftop. The alluring seating captures what looks like a postcard photograph: an unobstructed 180-degree panorama with views of the Ipanema, Arpoador, and Leblon, as well as Two Brothers Mountain, and the colossal Christ the Redeemer statue at the summit of Corcovado mountain.
Chef Paolo Lavezzini’s eight-course tasting menu serves to enhance the already spectacular evening. Inspired by the Italian roots of restaurateur and hotelier, Rogério Fasano, chef Paolo takes guests on an exploration of Italian cooking by way of fresh local ingredients.
The private atmosphere underneath the stars is the ideal way to celebrate a special occasion, like a wedding proposal, or birthday. Or better yet, it adds magic and romance to an already splendid experience in one of Rio’s most iconic venues.
To learn more about Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro, or to arrange for a private dinner on the roof, please contact the concierge upon making a reservation.