Sophistication, sophistication and good style are probably the most applicable adjectives to explain the Castelo Saint Andrews in Gramado within the Serra Gaúcha. With a reputation and structure impressed by European castles, particularly Scottish ones, Saint Andrews is the primary and solely lodge Unique home from Brazil and awarded for the fifth yr in a row by the World Journey Awards, is taken into account the best award in world tourism. Nobody is best positioned to talk about this firm than its proprietor, entrepreneur (and visionary) Guilherme Paulus. The next is the interview given to reporter Mary Ellen Aquino by way of e-mail:
What number of rooms are there in Saint Andrews Fort and its traits?
Guilherme Paul: Our lodge has 21 suites, 11 of that are unique suites at Castelo, 8 suites at Mountain and three suites at Mountain Home, which is a novelty in Brazil. A vacation residence with unique lodge providers at your disposal.
Scotland was the preliminary inspiration for constructing Saint Andrews Fort, what different influences?
Guilherme Paul: The whole lodge has been designed to be unique and differentiated, considerably influenced by the European monarchy with all its splendor, magnificence and customs. From the reception, front room and bar, library, Primrose restaurant, connoisseur cellar, boulangerie, cigar lounge, Greco-Roman pool, dry and moist sauna, spa, fitness center to the ocean deck and the gorgeous gardens.
Are the workers of Gramado? How is the governance staff educated?
Guilherme Paul: Our staff comes from Gramado / Canela and the Hydrangea area. Everybody should meet sure eligibility necessities, after being educated by an advisory staff, the employees member is monitored, assessed and given steering from the employees who’ve been with the lodge the longest. As a Relais & Châteaux, all staff additionally obtain particular coaching in keeping with all of the seal’s requirements of excellent service.
Do you consider increasing this undertaking to different locations in Brazil? And who makes use of this service extra, Brazilians or foreigners?
Guilherme Paul: I am positive it was a well-received novelty and that it’ll increase in Brazil. The concept got here from overseas, after a visit to Portugal the place I had entry to this proposal that I actually favored, I instantly needed to current it to our consumer too. It’s going to serve households and teams of associates nicely no matter nationality. Montain options an unique 500 sqm within the fortress complicated, a non-public storage, a corridor, eating and front room, a totally geared up kitchen, a master bedroom with beautiful views of the Quilombo valley and two loft suites. As well as, it has the unique providers of the lodge corresponding to: maids, butlers, concierges, an unique chef who prepares the meals in keeping with the shopper’s style.
The Primrose Restaurant, headed by Government Chef Fernando Becker, has a unique theme each Saturday. How was the event of such a inventive undertaking in variety and the way did it go down with the top viewers?
Guilherme Paul: The lodge itself is an unforgettable expertise, however we would have liked to boost this expertise much more. Adega Gourmand is a five-time champion of Wine Spectator, a serious American wine journal with among the best wine lists on the earth. Roughly 2,000 bottles can be found, with labels of one of the best and rarest wines on the earth, was the inspiration to begin this undertaking. Every year we provide greater than 52 eating experiences that includes signature wines and champagnes together with Catena Zapata, Brunello di Montalcino, Krug, Veuve Clicquot, Perrier Jouet, Moet & Chandon. Along with the normal Churrasco Fogo de Chão, we additionally use important parts of haute delicacies such because the well-known Jamón Ibérico Pata Negra, the very uncommon Tartufo Bianco D’Alba. All the pieces could be very nicely completed and offered in each expertise. A curiosity, the identify ‘PRIMROSE’ was impressed by a typical Scottish flower that transforms the gorgeous inexperienced fields into infinite flower gardens.
Why will individuals have an unforgettable expertise at Saint Andrews Fort?
First, the placement, we’re within the metropolis of Gramado, often called the Europe of Brazil. Our infrastructure and the extent of element within the ornament make the shopper really feel totally different from some other place he has been. Saint Andrews presents a concierge service that makes all of the distinction throughout a visit. Our concierges maintain the shopper’s keep, from the very starting when organizing your non-public switch and suggesting probably the most lovely routes, to the second you determine the place to satisfy and have enjoyable in Gramado. To finish the expertise we have now the Primrose Restaurant run by Fernando Becker and recognized for the unbelievable totally different themed dinners each weekend. Gastronomy is a robust basis of hospitality, so we concentrate on inflicting sensations. We even have the power to serve afternoon tea, picnic, diverse menus for various occasions of the day and greater than 10 totally different places.
Guilherme, lastly, which architect was chargeable for the undertaking?
Guilherme Paul: The architect in cost is Luiz Mori Neto – graduate of PUC-PR in 1989 and specialised in inside design on the Polytechnic of Milan.