Located in the picturesque district of Pelourinho in Salvador, Pestana Convento do Carmo is Brazil’s first luxury historical hotel. Housed in a sixteenth century friary commissioned by the First Order of Carmelite Friars, this Luxury Hotel of the World has been the stage of many historical events. Now designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it has been re-imagined as the opulent accommodations of Pestana Convento do Carmo featuring striking Colonial architecture, lavish furnishings, and décor that hearkens back to an elegant age of discovery.

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Pestana Convento do Carmo promises one of the most elegant and character-full stays in Salvador. Within this transformed 16th century convent and UNESCO Wold Heritage Site is 79 luxurious rooms and suites, each tastefully adapted from their original 1586 construction to incorporate classic furniture, wooden floors, rich brocade fabrics, and traditional colonial artwork. An air of opulence and romance is carried throughout, as evident in the warm wood-beamed décor and first-class amenities of air conditioning, LCD televisions, Internet access, and mini bars in each room. From the rainfall showers of the Deluxe Rooms to the two-floor luxury of the Loft Suites, the monks of yesteryear certainly never had it this good.

At Pestana Convento do Carmo, guests receive the best of both worlds: an accommodation immediately on the doorstep of Salvador’s most historic neighborhood and a haven of comfort away from the area’s frequent frenetic energy. On the ground floor of Pestana Convento do Carmo are two large cloisters, one of which boasts a lovely pool and shaded loungers, and the other which hosts the open-air bar and a display of antique statues. It is here where a post-sightseeing caipirinha is best enjoyed and where one can access the relaxation of the L’Occitane Spa, fitness center, and sauna. Also on the ground floor is Pestana Convento do Carmo’s Conventual Restaurant, which serves traditional Portuguese cuisine on an exclusive menu alongside a carefully curated wine list to provide the best accompaniment to each meal.

Pestana Convento do Carmo is perfectly located for explorations of Salvador’s vibrant Pelourinho district and historic city center. Beautiful churches, brightly painted facades, and cobblestone streets are just beyond the door, as are many of the city’s most captivating galleries, museums, live performance venues, and restaurants. After a day of discovery in Salvador, guests are invited back to the romantic and refreshing cloisters of Pestana Convento do Carmo for a historically-steeped good night’s sleep.

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