Guilherme Paulus on Fort Saint Andrews: “Excellent thought

Probably the most applicable adjectives to explain Castelo Saint Andrews in Gramado in Serra Gaúcha could be sophistication, refinement and good style. With a reputation and structure impressed by European castles, particularly Scottish castles, Saint Andrews is the primary and solely lodge. Non-public Home Awarded for the fifth time in a row by Brazil. Phrase Journey AwardsIt’s thought of as the most important award of world tourism. There isn’t any higher particular person to speak about this enterprise than its proprietor, entrepreneur (and visionary) Guilherme Paulus. Beneath is the interview, emailed to reporter Mary Ellen Aquino:

What number of rooms are in Saint Andrews Fortress and what are their options?

Guilherme Paulus’s picture. Our lodge has 21 suites, 11 of that are non-public suites in Castelo, 8 within the Mountain and three within the Chalet, a novelty in Brazil. A vacation house at your service with particular lodge companies.

Scotland was the preliminary inspiration for the development of Saint Andrews Fortress, what different influences?

Guilherme Paulus’s picture. The whole lodge was designed to be unique and distinctive, the primary affect used was the European monarchy in all its splendor, class and custom. Along with the reception, lounge and bar, library, Primrose restaurant, Connoisseur Cellar, Boulangerie, Cigar Lounge, Greco-Roman pool, dry and moist sauna, spa, gymnasium, lake deck and exquisite gardens.

St Andrew’s Fortress. (Picture: Promotion).

Are the workers from Gramado? How is the administration workforce skilled?

Guilherme Paulus’s picture. Our workforce is from Gramado/Canela and Hydrangeas Area. Everybody has to meet some situations for recruitment, the worker is monitored, evaluated and guided by a workforce of consultants who keep on the lodge for the longest time after coaching. As a Relais & Châteaux, all workers additionally obtain particular coaching in accordance with all the seal’s requirements of excellent service.

St Andrew's Castle.  (Photo introduction) (
Greco-Roman pool at Saint Andrews Fortress. (Picture introduction).

Do you consider this challenge will develop to different locations in Brazil? And who consumes this service extra, Brazilians or foreigners?

Guilherme Paulus’s picture. I am certain it is a well-received innovation and can develop in Brazil. The concept got here from overseas, after my journey to Portugal, the place I bought this provide that I favored very a lot, I needed to deliver it to our buyer straight away. It’ll serve households and teams of pals effectively no matter nationality. Montain has 500m2 of personal area within the Fortress complicated, non-public storage, lounge, eating and residing rooms, totally outfitted kitchen, master bedroom with beautiful views of the Quilombo Valley, and two loft suites. As well as, he has the privileged companies of the lodge, akin to a maid, butler, doorman, a non-public chef who will put together meals based on the client’s style.

St Andrew's Castle.  (Photo introduction)
St Andrews Fortress Cellar. (Picture introduction).

Primrose Restaurant, led by chef Fernando Becker, has a distinct theme each Saturday. How was the event of such a artistic challenge in variety and the way did the ultimate viewers reply to it?

Guilherme Paulus’s picture. The lodge itself is an unforgettable expertise, however we wanted to counterpoint the expertise much more. Adega Connoisseur has been named a five-time champion by Wine Spectator, a serious American journal specializing in wines, with the most effective wine lists on this planet. There are almost 2,000 bottles with labels of the very best and rarest wines on this planet, which was the inspiration to begin this challenge. We provide greater than 52 eating experiences every year with signature wines and champagnes akin to Catena Zapata, Brunello di Montalcino, Krug, Veuve Clicquot, Perrier Jouet, Moet & Chandon. Along with the standard Churrasco Fogo de Chão, we additionally use primary parts of haute delicacies, such because the well-known Jamón Ibérico Pata Negra, the very uncommon Tartufo Bianco D’Alba. The whole lot may be very effectively executed and introduced in each expertise. A curiosity, the title “PRIMROSE” is impressed by a typical Scottish flower that transforms stunning inexperienced areas into infinite flower gardens.

Mom of Pearl – St Andrews Fortress. (Picture introduction)

Why will folks have an unforgettable expertise at Saint Andrews Fortress?

First, the place we’re within the metropolis of Gramado, which is known as the Europe of Brazil. Our infrastructure and richness of element in ornament make the client really feel completely different from the place they’re. Saint Andrews affords concierge service that makes all of the distinction whereas touring. Our concierges maintain the shopper’s keep, from the very starting of organizing your non-public switch and suggesting probably the most stunning routes, to the second you determine the place to satisfy and have enjoyable in Gramado. Rounding out the expertise is our Primrose Restaurant, headed by Fernando Becker and identified for its extremely completely different Themed Dinner each weekend. Gastronomy is a robust basis of Hospitality, that is why we focus on making a sensation. We even have a alternative of afternoon tea, picnic, varied menus for various occasions of the day, and greater than 10 completely different venues to serve.

St Andrews Fortress Backyard. (Picture introduction).

Guilherme, which architect was in the end liable for the challenge?

Guilherme Paulus’s picture. Accountable architect Luiz Mori Neto – graduated from PUC-PR in 1989 and specialised in inside design at Milan Polytechnic.

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