Hello I am Agata Appel, the InterContinental São Paulo Chief Concierge, I am here to ensure you have a wonderful stay. My team and I are here to assist you to get the most of this amazing city.
Our Concierge team is able to provide you information regarding the best of the city, always reaching the expectations you have on São Paulo city. Give them the choice to be part of your life!
A delicious breakfast is right on your doorstep at our Tarsila Restaurant. The selection of tropical fruits, bread and juices will set you up for the day ahead. You can also try our amazing Japanese Buffet. São Paulo is a bustling city, so as a way to ease yourself in, enjoy a walk through a beautiful park where you can sample a little paulista* life without feeling that the city has already swallowed you up. At Ibirapuera Park you will be in touch with nature and local art. Ten minutes cab drive from the hotel, Itaim Bibi, is a neighborhood well known for the amount and variety of good restaurants. * Paulista is how people born in São Paulo State are called.
Walking through Oscar Freire and its surrounding is like diving into the fashion universe. Even if shopping is not the purpose, the contact with such diversity of trends and styles, makes the ride in this pleasant region, an unique experience.
Among the best restaurants in the city, KAÁ offers an international gastronomy in a tropical and pleasant atmosphere with 7 thousands plants from the Atlantic forest. We will be glad to book in advance to guarantee this unique experience at KAÁ restaurant. Moreover, Vila Madalena is well known as our bohemian neighborhood. It has room for everyone. From the Luxurious to the most simple, from samba to classic rock: this is a place where is possible to find a bar or a night club that perfectly fits and pleases you!
During the same day you can experience different weather sensations. We kindly advise our guests to bring long sleeves shirts and an umbrella to avoid any surprise. Get prepared to face the four seasons of the year in a single day so bring a coat and an umbrella.
Brazilians are not used to tipping. Usually a proper tip for a good service would be 10% on your total restaurant amount. Many places do not add the tip on your bill. Nevertheless, if you had a good level of service, it is kind to pay for it.
São Paulo city hosts many attractions for all tastes and pockets. Get prepared for every kinds of events. As Paulista Avenue is located just one block away from the hotel, you will find the most different fashion styles strolling around this important avenue or just chatting over a cup of coffee.
A true breakfast from São Paulo
The most authentic way to start your day in São Paulo city is heading to the nearest bakery and order your coffee with milk and your baked bread with butter, mostly appreciated by people from São Paulo.
Watch a Sunday morning mass at São Bento monastery with peaceful Gregorian songs. We advise you to arrive early to guarantee a seat for you. Our concierges highly recommend that you visit Girondino Café, a very traditional cafeteria just across the street. Sao Paulo offers several leisure options, such as Praça Benedito Calixto, or the MASP on Sundays and its street fairs with pastel and sugar cane juice and exotic fruits can be found from different countries. There is always an interesting Brazilian culture exhibition at the Oca Museum inside Ibirapuera Park.
DID YOU KNOW ?
Capital of Gastronomy
São Paulo is widely recognized as an international capital of gastronomy. The city holds incredible restaurants from all cultures and nations where you can enjoy some delectable dishes. Our concierge team, members of Les Clefs d'Or, will be very glad to help you choose the right spot to go to.
São Paulo has the biggest Japanese community in the world outside Japan. The Japanese neighborhood is quite close to the hotel and it has an open air market on Sundays, very interesting to visit.
São Paulo is known as the "Rainy City" because in the old days it used to rain every day at the same time. Nowadays, it has changed, but the nickname is still popular in famous national songs.
São Paulo Municipal Market
Twenty-five thousand people visit the São Paulo Municipal Market per day.
A thousand unities of salami sandwiches are sold per day at the Municipal market.
WHAT TO PACK
Even during summer we recommend to pack a jacket and some long-sleeve shirts. The winter can be harsh, but you should also have a light jacket, in case the temperature becomes moderate and bring an umbrella. The weather in Sao Paulo is tropical and very unpredictable. As you will probably visit São Paulo parks, do not forget to bring a comfortable fitness outfit and your camera to register beautiful views of our skyscrapers.
To walk around the city, it would be better if you have light clothes, with comfortable shoes or trainers. If you are looking for some great experience in the city's restaurants some classical shoes are highly appreciated.
The weather in São Paulo is very unpredictable so we strongly advise you to take an umbrella always with you.
Guarulhos International Airport - InterContinental São Paulo Head east, slight left, take the ramp to Rod Hélio Schmidt and merge onto Rod. Hélio Schmidt (260m). Take the exit to Rod. Pres. Dutra (8,6Km). Continue onto Rod. Pres. Dutra - Pista Lateral (4,5Km); Continue onto Av. Morvan Dias de Figueiredo (4,2Km); Take the ramp onto Av. Santos Dumont (1,0Km); Slight left to stay on Av. Santos Dumont (450m) Continue onto A. Tiradentes - PIsta Central (850m) Continue onto Av. Prestes Maia (1,0Km) Continue onto A. Nove de Julho (300m) Slight left at Av. Vinte e Três de Maio (180m) Slight right at Av. Nove de Julho (1,4Km) At Praça Quatorza-bis, take the second exit onto R. Rocha Turn right at R. Itapeva, then left at R. Pamplona and left at Al. Santos. Congonhas (Local Airport) - InterContinental São Paulo Head north on V. Ac. Aeroporto de Congonhas (550m) Slight left toward Av. Washington Luis (120 m) Continue Straight onto Av. Washingon Luis (330m) Continue onto Vd. João Julião da Costa Aguiar (400m) Continue onto Av. Moreira Guimarães (1,2 Km) Continue onto Av. Rubem Berta (1,9 Km) Acontinue onto Av. 23 de Maio (1,1 Km) Slight Right at. Dr. Luis Falgetano Sobrinho (180m) Turn left at. R. D. Amâncio de Carvalho (71m) Continue onto R. Tutóia (1,2 Km) Turn right at Av. Brigadeiro Luis Antonio (400m) Turn left at Al Jaú (550m) Turn right at R. Marília and right at Al. Santos (34m)