The first all-Brazilian luxury spa hotel featuring Afro-Brazilian and native American treatments has been built in the Mantiqueira Mountain range near Campos de Jordão in Brazil. Designed by Sao Paolo architectural firm Coletivo de Arquitetos, the Botanique Hotel and Spa covers an area of 10,000 sq ft and has eleven individually-designed private villas and six suites.
Developed by Brazilian entrepreneurs Ricardo and Fernanda Semler, the owner of Twin Farms Hotel David Cole and The Body Shop co-founder Gordon Roddick, the architects were commissioned to create a spa that reflected Campos do Jordão’s history as a spiritual destination in Brazil.
Situated on a hillside within the Brazilian rainforest, the spa has panoramic views out onto the surrounding countryside and the indigenous tropical hardwood ituaba was used throughout. Consisting of eight treatment rooms - four for wet and four for dry treatments, a couple’s treatment room, three relaxation suites, wet and dry saunas and an indoor pool, the spa offers various treatments including a ‘Rainforest Exposure’ sauna and a Cleopatra-style milk bath.
An additional building has also been constructed in the complex which features a consultation room, a deluxe gym and fitness pavilion. A glass-framed isotonic pool also helps to 'create the illusion of hanging off the edge of the mountain ridge'.