InterCity The Universe
A member of the InterCity hospitality chain, The Universe offers 216 comfortable apartments and a complimentary breakfast. Its spacious accommodations are decorated with soothing colors and chic accents.
All units are air-conditioned and include LCD TVs with cable programming, telephones, personal safes, work desks, kitchenette with compact refrigerators, microwaves, and utensils, and separate seating areas.
Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers, bidets, hairdryers, and free toiletries. A broadband Internet connection is provided in each unit, while the hotel's Wi-Fi network can be accessed from the lobby.
The fitness center is equipped with modern strength-training and cardiovascular machinery, as well as a wood sauna. The furnished rooftop terrace has a large swimming pool fed by a cascading waterfall and a Jacuzzi hot tub.
Services such as newspaper delivery, luggage storage, faxing and photocopying, laundry, and event catering can be arranged at the 24-hour front desk. For an additional fee, guests can park in the hotel's private garage during their stay.
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Not far from Avenida Paulista, this hotel has a prime location in one of the city's hippest neighborhoods. To try some traditional Brazilian barbeque, head to the nearby Figuiera grill. Tabuleiro do Marconi serves dishes boasting the flavors of the coast.
Many more restaurants and trendy cafés can be found over on bustling Avenida Paulista. This street is lined with some of the best shopping venues and gastronomical gems in the city, as well as the famous São Paulo Museum of Art.
This two-story monument is elevated over a concrete platform where traveling exhibits and a weekly antiques fair are featured. Brilliant pieces by such renowned artists as Manet, Goya, and El Greco are displayed within the building.
North of here is the Shopping 3 mall, while the FIESP Cultural center and House of Roses are located near the avenue's southern end. Other neighborhoods and areas of the city can be easily reached from the Trianon-MASP subway station.
Food & Beverage
Seasonal fruits, yogurt, cereal and granola, deli meats and cheeses, breakfast rolls, citrus juices, and coffee are served buffet-style each morning in the dining area. Regional and international delicacies are prepared for lunch and dinner in the hotel's restaurant. Guests can prepare and store their own meals in their apartment's kitchenette.
How To Get There
This hotel is situated on Rua Pamplona at number 83. From the Trianon-MASP subway station head southeast on Avenida Paulista, toward Rua Itapeva. At Alameda Rio Claro, turn left. In two blocks take a slight left onto Rua Pamplona. The hotel should be visible on the right about halfway down the block. The Congonhas Airport is approximately 6 miles south of here.
Amenities & Services
General:Breakfast, 24-Hour Front Desk, Air Conditioning, Elevator, On-Site Parking (surcharge), Daily Newspapers, Valet Parking, Restaurant, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Lounge Area, Cable/Satellite TV, Express Check-In/Check-Out, Garden.
Services:Business Center, In-Room Safety Deposit Boxes, Luggage Storage, Dry Cleaning, Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN (free), Computers with Internet Connection, Photocopying, Fax, Laundry Service, Room Service.
On-Site Activities:Sun Deck, Gym, Sauna, Sun Loungers, Outdoor Swimming Pool.
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