My boyfriend Igor is from Brazil, and I am planning a trip In November/December of 2019. I found this great and brand new eco destination that I want us to stay in and I’m super excited to start saving to plan the vacation and share it all with you!

JANEIRO is a boutique hotel located in Leblon which is a residential neighborhood in Rio De Janeiro. Its minimalistic design and simplistic color schemes play up its surrounding nature. You feel caressed in luxury but also surrounded and immersed in the natural setting that surrounds. Nothing detracts or intrudes unwontedly on the natural landscape, and a chic casualness pervades the space (at least according to the photos) that makes it seem super calming and a great place to re-cooperate. 



The hotel is a new concept by Oscar Metsavaht who is a pioneer of the sustainability movement in Brazil with his own person fashion label Osklen. He’s now moving into the hotel industry and has manifested his vision of sustainable luxury with Janiero. Janeiro abides by the initiative he founded called ASAP – which stands for “As Sustainable As Possible.”

According to Harpers Bazaar that just did a feature on the hotel, Metsavaht wants “JANEIRO to be a living embodiment of aligning aesthetics with positive environmental practices.” 

And sustainable practices they have in abundance. “reusable glass bottles and paper straws for beach club beverage service, all natural toiletries form the Brazilian beauty label Granado, and locally sourced decor and amenities like organic cotton laundry bags made by community group of weavers and blown glass lamps handcrafted in the south of Brazil from recycled glass bottles.”

The rooms are simplistic with windows that stream in light and picturesque views of the beach. The air conditioners are ecological, and they have filtration system that allows rainwater to be reused. 

Only open for a short period time, the destination has already been frequented by hot models and has appeared in Vogue.



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