The hotel’s façade is a stunning combination of wood, stone, and glass. Downstairs, the restaurant allows guests to enjoy the view of a pristine natural lake as they dine indoors or outdoors. Local design stores provided the furniture on the outdoor deck. On the floor above, the lobby terrace also overlooks the lake and allows guests to lounge and perhaps enjoy drinks and snacks while soaking in the views.
Most of the furniture in the lobby came from local antique shops, which yielded great pieces from the late 60s to mid-70s. Among the pieces pictured here are Papa Bear and Easy chairs by Hans Wegner. The oak Danish side tables are from Haslev; the sofa is a Hauner; and the tapestry is a Jean Gillon original from 1980. Hotelier Rogerio Fasano was very hands-on with the design, even going so far as to select all the art, music, and design books on display.
The deluxe apartments have porches that open up to the lake. If guests should fancy a stroll or a swim, they can just head down straight from their verandas. The comfortable rooms are difficult to leave, though, given the goose-down pillows, Egyptian-cotton linen bedding, and natural design pieces, like the wicker baskets, that were sourced from local artisans. The Lucio Costa chairs were created by Brazilian designer Sergio Rodrigues.