Hotel Unique Brazil
Avenida Brigadeiro Luis Antonio, 4700
Jardim Paulista – Sao Paulo
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Melissa Oliveira is the General Manager of Hotel Unique in São Paulo, Brazil. Melissa has been with Hotel Unique from the very beginning, when the hotel was just a dream on paper. Dynamic and youthful, Melissa embodies the spirit of Hotel Unique and the guests who call it home.
A native of São Paulo, Melissa has traveled, studied and worked all over the world, including Belgium, Switzerland and the U.S., always within the hospitality industry. In 1999, Melissa became the Food & Beverage Manager at the famed Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas, Texas working alongside celebrity Chef Dean Fearing.
In 2002, the opening of Hotel Unique brought Melissa back to her hometown where she became the Food & Beverage Manager. She implemented the hotel’s entire food and beverage operations including best practices, acquiring and installing equipment and POS, and training the entire F&B team; in short, everything that makes Skye restaurant, Hotel Unique’s two bars, and room service what it is today.
With Hotel Unique firmly established in the São Paulo cityscape, Melissa went on to her next role as the Public Relations & Special Events Manager for Nespresso, the global espresso brand, early in 2008. Melissa was responsible for managing the brand’s media efforts in Brazil and executing special and private events.
When the previous general manager of Hotel Unique decided to leave in the spring of 2010, Melissa was the natural choice to become the new General Manager. In the course of a year, Melissa has managed to rejuvenate all aspects of the hotel and to bring it back to the forefront of the city’s pulse.
Melissa has also been the president of the Brazilian Luxury Travel Association. The BLTA was created in 2008 with the mission of promoting the most authentic, glamorous and sophisticated Brazilian experiences to the international upscale travel market by partnering with the best hotels, resorts and VIP inbound operators of the country.
In 2016 a new SPA room was added to the property, and the Oasis Presidential suite was completely renewed. From July 16th through 31st of 2018, the Skye Restaurant & Bar located in the rooftop of the hotel, will be closed for renovation so we keep attending our guest with an even higher excellence products and services.
Date added extensions
No extensions added.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Visually stunning by the architecture developed by Ruy Ohtake. Stylish and contemporary by João Armentano’s design. Alive by the landscaping created by Gilberto Elkins. Unique in its gastronomy , presented by Chef Emmanuel Bassoleil at Skye , one of the most charming restaurants in the world.
Inspiring , Unique is a place where architecture, art , design , fashion, gastronomy , music and dedicated service come together to delight each visitor.
The Jardins, where the Unique is located, is the finest area in town. The best options for art galleries, five stars restaurants, and shopping area, especially at the Oscar Freire Street, which is where the most famous brands get together. Shops by designers such as Alexandre Herchcovitch, currently one of the most important names in Brazilian
Design or the Romero Britto Gallery with exhibitions from this inventive and internationally rewarded Brazilian artist.
Key sites/activities in the area
Major urban park in São Paulo, Brazil. It has a large area for leisure, jogging and walking, as well as
a convention center. Its importance to São Paulo is comparable to that of the Central Park to New York City. The park is located 6 min away from the Hotel and features both the Modern Art Museum and the Afro Brazilian Museum.
Where the Unique is located, is the finest area in town. The best options for art galleries, five stars
restaurants, and shopping area, especially at the Oscar Freire street which is where the most famous brands get
together. Shops by designers such as Alexandre Herchcovitch, currently one of the most important names in Brazilian
design, or the Romero Britto Gallery with exhibitions from this inventive and internationally rewarded Brazilian artist.
Vila Madalena & Pinheiros
Bohemian district where you will find a local crowd in a very vibrating area. This neighbourhood is known for typical Brazilian bars and pubs.
All Suites of the Hotel Unique have ‘’infinity’’ floor, named by the curved shape floor that follows Hotel structure
At the Hotel Unique guests will often sharpen all of their senses,begining with its own formulate fragrance all over the hotel, fluffy floors and walls throughout accommodation hallways, constrasting lights between our lobby and elevators or even for the breathtaking atmosphere spread through the restaurant Skye every night.
Number of rooms in all: 94 accommodation (84 rooms and 10 Suites)
• Categories: Standard, Deluxe, Premium, Paulista Super Luxo, Suite Broadway, Suite Rodeo Drive, Suite Champ Elysee and Suite Presidential
• Exclusivities for all rooms: Complementary high-speed internet access, A champagne toast upon arrival, Priority in reservations at Skye Restaurant – for dinner until 8:00pm, Access to our Body & Soul fitness center with Technogym equipments, Nexpresso Coffee machine, JBL Go soundbox and Handy mobile device in all rooms, Complimentary “Ipanema” sandals and luxury amenities, Turndown service with a “Surprise du Chef” by Emmanuel Bassoleil every night.
Restaurants & Bars
• Skye Bar & Restaurant
Located on the rooftop of the hotel, Skye boasts a crimson red pool with an underwater sound system and lounge area with stunning views over Ibirapuera Park and the entire São Paulo skyline. At Skye, innovative, delicious food and drink by Chef Emmanuel Bassoleil, visual exuberance, and legendary Unique service engage all the senses.
• The Wall Bar
Located in the lobby of Hotel Unique, is a spacious yet welcoming living room, designed to set the perfect scene for small, casual meetings or for our guests to simply relax while appreciating the variety of drinks and snacks available. The remarkable 60-foot vertical Wall bar is adjacent to a library with over 300 titles including works on design, architecture, art and photography and a cyber café with 24-hour internet access for hotel guests.
Gastronomy Concept :
Skye Restaurant and bar is commanded by Chef Emmanuel Bassoleil. Originally hailing from the gastronomic city of Dijon, France, Emmanuel Bassoleil has always understood good food and good wine. Emmanuel Bassoleil today is the Executive Chef of Hotel Unique and Skye Restaurant, where he is constantly transforming palates. Inspired by the diversity and lifestyle found in São Paulo, Chef Emmanuel Bassoleil serves up an eclectic menu with Brazilian, French, Italian and Japanese offerings, complemented by a superb drinks list.
The Fitness Center at Hotel Unique has all the merits of a fully-equipped gym, with trademark Unique touches.
Two open-air heated pools with water slide entrance, dry and steam saunas, Technogym equipment, and experienced personal trainers, available to guests daily from 6AM to 10PM, make it a perfect space to have fun and stay healthy.
Hotel Unique also offers the first Caudalie SPA room, the French brand of luxury cosmetics, and pioneer in the use of natural, exceptional power of the grapes and Vinothérapie.
With the project signed on by renowned architect João Armentano, the room has a modern design that combines exclusivity, comfort and luxury. Treatments on the menu offer moments of well-being and connectivity between body and mind. The opening hours are Monday to Friday from 10am to 10pm, and Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 11am to 8pm.
Corporate & Celebration Events
• Celebrations Events
Our Unique Event space has been the preferred locale for special events such as weddings and anniversary parties. Our expert team can execute even the most complex demands and fulfill special requests to make a truly memorable event. Sophisticated lighting systems and the best acoustics help develop just the right ambiance for a public of approximately 900 people.
• Corporate Events
The Unique Event space is ideal for a corporate event with its excellent location. We offer a valet service and state-of the-art systems technology, including the latest equipment and projectors. Professional security and our Unique service will make sure your guests are impressed at your next corporate event. Capacity for approximately 1000 people.
Hotel & Restaurants Awards
• Conde Nast Traveler – 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards – #1 in South America Winner
• Travellers’ Choice 2015: Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Brazil – TripAdvisor 2015
• Conde Nast Johansens Award for Excellence Winners 2015: Condé Nast Johansens Best Dining Experience 2015
• Travellers’ Choice 2014: Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Brazil – TripAdvisor 2014
• Travellers’ Choice 2013: Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Brazil – TripAdvisor 2013
• Travellers’ Choice 2013: Top 10 Best Attractions in Sao Paulo – TripAdvisor 2013
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