Transamérica Prime the World
A member of the Transamérica Hospitality Group, The World is a prime hotel with a private parking garage and 324 spacious apartments. Each modern unit is outfitted with parquet floors, work desks, and personal safes, and cable TV.
The kitchenettes have microwave ovens, compact refrigerators, and coffee makers, while the en-suite baths have hairdryers and designer amenities. Non-smoking quarters can be requested during booking. The hotel's Wi-Fi network can be accessed for an additional fee.
The outdoor terrace is furnished and has a swimming pool and Jacuzzi hot tub. The exercise gym is equipped with various cardiovascular and strength-training machinery, and there is a sauna unit too.
Luggage storage, laundry and dry-cleaning, secretarial services, and massage sessions can be arranged for through the 24-hour concierge. Guests can park in the secure garage for an additional daily fee.
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Situated in the upscale neighborhood of Vila Olímpia, this hotel provides easy access to a major shopping mall, a popular park, and hundreds of restaurants. Some of the best Brazilian BBQ can be had at the nearby Jardineira Grill. This award-winning steakhouse is the perfect place to experience traditional meat and seafood dishes.
The Fogo de Chao is a similar restaurant that offers a buffet option. There are many specialty restaurants serving Italian, Argentinean, and Mongolian scattered throughout this neighborhood as well.
Povo Park—known as the park of the people—is a 15-minute walk from the hotel. A skateboarding rink, various jogging paths, sports courts, a life-size chess set, and a sensory garden can all be found here.
The Iguatemi JK shopping mall is also within walking distance. This complex boasts high-end boutiques, international brands, a large food court, and a grand movie theater. The Vila Olímpia speed-rail station is less than a mile away, and a great option for visiting other parts of the city.
Food & Beverage
A selection of deli meats and cheeses, toast and pastries, seasonal fruits, hot dishes, yogurt, coffee, and tea is provided each morning in a complimentary breakfast buffet. The Victorino Ristorante has an international buffet available for lunch throughout the week, and à la carte dishes for the weekend. It also has a bar with a daily happy hour, a selection of snacks, and a pizza menu. Room service can be ordered at any time.
How To Get There
The World is located on Rua Gomes de Carvalho at number 1005. From the Vila Olímpia speed-rail station head south on Avenida das Nações Unidas (Avenida Marginal Pinheiros). Take a slight left onto Avenida Dr. Cardoso de Melo. At Rua Funchal, turn left. Take the next right onto Rua Gomes de Carvalho. Continue along this road until the hotel appears on the right near the end of the sixth block. The Congonhas-São Paulo Airport is approximately 4 miles southeast of here.
Amenities & Services
General:Facilities For Disabled Guests, 24-Hour Front Desk, Valet Parking, 24-Hour Security, Air Conditioning, Breakfast, Bar, On-Site Parking (surcharge), Elevator, Restaurant, Cable/Satellite TV, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Lounge Area.
Services:Photocopying, Fax, Computers with Internet Connection, Airport Transfer, Laundry Service, Room Service, Shuttle Service to Local Attractions, Shoeshine Service, Ironing Service, Luggage Storage, Wake-Up Service, Business Center, Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN (free), Dry Cleaning.
On-Site Activities:Sun Loungers, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Massage Service, Gym, Sauna, Spa & Wellness Center, Sun Deck, Hot Tub.
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