Casas Brancas Boutique Hotel & Spa Búzios, Brazil
Casas Brancas Boutique Hotel & Spa
Rua Alto do Humaitá, n.10. Armação dos Búzios – Rio de Janeiro
Casas Brancas Group
Santiago Bebianno and Luisa de La Maria
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Luisa de La Maria Montenegro- Graduated in Business Management and specialized in Human Resources, Luisa de La Maria is the CEO and Director of the Group Casas Brancas. Which includes four restaurants, two hotels and a Spa.
4-star Boutique Hotel
The Hotel is always looking forward to create good memories and improve experiences to all guests, trying to save the cultural life of Búzios.
CASAS BRANCAS BOUTIQUE HOTEL & SPA
History & Story
In 1974, the architecture of Casas Brancas stood out from Humaitá Hills, even when it was a simple four-bedroom house. Today, it has become an example of elegance: a worldwide known Boutique Hotel with 32 rooms, pieces of art in all corners of the hotel, and decor specifically designed for each room. The company, familiar and traditional in the region, is stocked with Mediterranean inspirations which add sophistication and simplicity.
The hotel’s last complete renovation took place in December 2015. However, the accommodations are constantly being renewed and redecorated by its owners with artwork brought from travels around the world. Casas Brancas also has many pieces from local artists displayed throughout the hotel, such as Milú Petersen and Christina Motta.
Date added extensions
Main Strengths, Special Touch
A welcoming traditional Brazilian drink, 30 minutes of a welcome massage, 2 types of brigadeiros (a typical Brazilian dessert) at check in, and a check out kit containing supplies to distract guests during their return to the airport.
Just three hours away from Rio de Janeiro, Casas Brancas is located in the downtown area, on the top of the Humaita Hill with a privileged view of the ocean and of the Armação Bay, where the famous Brigitte Bardot statue is situated. The hotel is also close to the native beaches of Azeda & Azedinha and to the main street, called ‘Stones Street’, with an extensive variety of restaurants, bars, and boutiques.
Key sites/activities in the area
- Boat ride
- Scuba Diving
- Stand Up Paddle
- Buggie Ride
- Helicopter Ride
In 1974, Buzios was a little fishing village, and Casas Brancas was just a simple four bedroom house. The hotel was named after being a reference point during the fishing time, known as the « white houses (on the hill)”, which came from the local fishermen’s ‘Casas Brancas’ in Portuguese.
Founded by two Argentineans inspired and delighted by the pristine fishing village, they started to host friends and family. It was then that the house became a hotel with thirty-two rooms. Now, Casas Brancas is a group with two hotels, a Spa, and four restaurants.
Guests at the hotel must have a minimum age of five years old. There is no special space for children.
The hotel has thirty-two rooms, separated in eight luxury categories: Standard Jr, Standard, Classic, Superior, Deluxe , Suite Jr, Master Suite and The Suite.
Restaurants & Bars
• 74 Restaurant
Mediterranean and sophisticated local cuisine
Chef Gustavo Rinkevich
• Mistico Sunset Lounge & Restaurant
13 tables inside and a rooftop
Fresh and local Brazilian inspired cuisine
Chef Gonzalo Vidal
• Deck Pizzaria & Restaurante:
13 inside and 4 lounge tables
• Rocka Beach Lounge & Restaurant
36 tables and 11 lounges
Seasonal, Mediterranean and organic cuisine
Chef Gustavo Rinkevich
• Swimming pool
• Casas Brancas Spa
• Fitness centre
• Yoga centre
• Four massage rooms
• Jacuzzi for spa clients
Corporate & Celebration Events
• Privative + common area – 2735sqm
• Total area per room – 85sqm
• Total use are per room – 39sqm
The hotel does not hold events during Christmas or New Year’s Eve holidays.
Extra Notable Features
• Yoga Centre with free yoga classes and open air theatre
Hotel and restaurant Awards
Number of employees
More than 50 employees