|Location||Building Area||Year||Salvador, Brazil||7.396 m²||2018|
Hotel Fasano Salvador occupies an Art Deco building in the historic district of Salvador, built in the 1920s to house the headquarters of A Tarde newspaper.
The heritage status, limited to the façade, a few rooms and surface coverings, granted us certain freedom rearranging the layout, while respecting the building’s structure and original elements, such as doors, wall and ceiling ornaments, and the hall flooring, exquisitely lain in marble mosaic.
With 70 rooms distributed on 11 floors, the hotel also features a lobby, restaurant, spa, business center and a swimming pool at the top.
The accent in the choice of finishing materials was, to a great extent, the symbolic deference to the local history and culture. As such, dark wooden panels pay tribute to the famous Jacarandá-da-Bahia hardwood, now sadly threatened; the swimming pool is clad in Azul-Bahia granite, lending it a deep shade of blue, as if extending to the sea in the distance; and, lastly, linens and laces, so prominent in the local handicrafts, complete the range of materials that lend the rooms a cozy and laid-back look-and-feel within the sophistication that sets the Fasano brand apart.