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Fasano Salvador

Salvador, Brazil

Fasano Salvador is the first luxury hotel in Salvador, Brazil, a city founded in the 16th century. But while the hotel is new on the scene, its regal facade and elegant details are more than in keeping with styles of the past. Located inside the former Art Deco headquarters of newspaper A Tarde, the hotel adds glitz to the city’s UNESCO-recognized historic center. The rooftop pool looks out over the Bay of All Saints, and the high-ceilinged restaurant features a nickel-plated bar, lit by vintage sugar-making equipment turned into chandeliers. —Nicholas Gill

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