Built in 1951 to be the headquarters of one of the main newspapers in the city, the building that now houses this hotel is a landmark in downtown São Paulo. Queen Elizabeth II, Fidel Castro, and Errol Flynn all passed through these doors. The huge mural created by Emiliano Di Cavalcanti is one of the attractions remaining from the 1950s. All of the rooms and suites were renovated in 2012 and 2013; their decor hovers between Scandinavian and airport lounge (albeit a well-maintained
airport lounge). The furnishings are all blond wood and brushed steel of an indistinguishable contemporary style.