The DNA: Why come to Brasília ? If not gouvernement business than surely for its iconic, modernist architecture. Inaugurated as Brazil’s capital in 1960, it is a planned city distinguished by its white, modern architecture, chiefly designed by Oscar Niemeyer. Laid out in the shape of an airplane, its “fuselage” is the Monumental Axis, two wide avenues flanking a massive park. Right here is the B Hotel Brasília designed by another great master of Brazilian architecture, Isay Weinfeld, who also is responsible for some of the Fasano hotels and another DNA Hotels favourite, the Square Nine Hotel in Belgrade. Set aside for all these B’s, it is a big A all the way, not only in architecture. Interiors are handsome, masculine and minimalist – just the way we like it. Finally a hotel to match the greatness of Brasília, not speaking politics here.
The debut of the 306-room B Hotel in Brasília was always going to be something of a marquee event, if not homecoming, not least because Isay Weinfeld had been tapped for both the architecture and interiors.
Channelling a masterful command of minimalist textures and an unerring eye for the vanishing point, the Brazilian architect has created a rugged rectilinear block on the Eixo Monumental stretch, investing the sand-hued façade with an eye-catching sequence of irregularly spaced square-cut windows.
Inside, he has furnished the modernist rooms and public spaces with handsome dark stained furniture, while the white walls are attractively dappled by shadows cast by traditional cobogó bricks. The rooftop bar and pool look over Brasília’s skyline and blazing sunsets, but equally distracting is the ground floor restaurant’s dalliance with organic vegetables harvested from the hotel’s own garden, native baru and pequi nuts, and cacao.
From: Wallpaper* Magazine
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 306 rooms & suites (28-280m2) • hotel opened: 2019 • architecture & interior design: Isay Weinfeld (São Paulo) ✅ free parking on-site • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk