Soul Escape: Casa Marques, Rio de Janeiro
Personalized guesthouses are a very good alternative to a luxury chain. The intimate 12-room property Casa Marques is one of our favorites guesthouses of Rio. Housed in a late colonial mansion among the verdant hills of Rio’s boho Santa Teresa neighborhood, Casa Marques compliments its heritage and surrounding vistas with a good dose of modernity that mixes local design icons and fresh street art names.
‘We wanted to keep things local and celebrate Brazilian tradition in many different ways,’ says French-Carioca owner Jeannine Marques, French-Carioca
Each rooms comes with its unique view, original work of art. Jeannine and her husband Louis asked various artists to create an original art work for the guesthouses. So you can admire bold, vivid works by Gais or fun, comic-book offerings by Toz, add visual interest to a understated background of sleek furnishings and iconic pieces by Sergio Rodrigues.
Come sundown, drift up to the rooftop – past a bold mosaic piece by local studio Coletivo Muda – for a drink with spectacular views of Guanabara Bay and the statue of Christ the Redeemer.
Rua Almirante Alexandrino 3780 Casa 01 Santa Teresa 20241-266 – Rio de Janeiro – RJ, Brasil – Tel: +55 (21) 99922-7528 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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