Guilherme Paulus on his Fortress Saint Andrews: “An excellent concept

Refinement, sophistication and good style can be essentially the most applicable adjectives to explain Castelo Saint Andrews in Gramado, within the Serra Gaúcha. With a reputation and structure impressed by European castles, particularly Scottish castles, Saint Andrews is the primary and solely lodge Unique Home from Brazil and awarded for the fifth consecutive time by Phrase Journey Awards, thought-about the largest prize in world tourism. Nobody higher than its proprietor, entrepreneur (and visionary) Guilherme Paulus, to speak about this enterprise. The next is the interview with reporter Mary Ellen Aquino, by way of electronic mail:

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

Guilherme Paulus: Our lodge has 21 residences, of which 11 unique residences at Castelo, 8 residences at Mountain and three residences at Mountain Home, which is a novelty in Brazil. A vacation house with unique lodge providers at your disposal.

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

Guilherme Paulus: The entire lodge was designed to be unique and totally different, the primary affect used was the European monarchy with all its glamour, magnificence and customs. From Reception, Lounge & Bar, Library, Primrose Restaurant, Gourmand Cellar, Boulangerie, Cigar Lounge, Greco-Roman Pool, Dry & Moist Sauna, Spa, Health club, previous Lake Deck & Pretty Gardens.

Saint Andrews Fortress. (Photograph: Promoting).

Are they staff of Gramado? How is the governance staff ready?

Guilherme Paulus: Our staff is from Gramado/Canela and the Hortensie area. Everybody has to fulfill some necessities for employment, after the worker undergoes coaching by a consulting staff, he’s monitored, evaluated and receives steerage from the workers who’ve stayed the longest on the lodge. As a Relais & Châteaux, all staff additionally obtain particular coaching, following all the great service requirements of the seal.

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Greco-Roman pool at Saint Andrews Fortress. (Photograph promoting).

Do you imagine in increasing this challenge to different locations in Brazil? And who consumes this service extra, Brazilians or foreigners?

Guilherme Paulus: I am certain it was a well-received innovation and can broaden in Brazil. The concept got here from overseas, after a visit to Portugal the place I had entry to this proposal that I actually preferred, I instantly needed to carry it to our consumer. It should serve households and teams of associates nicely, no matter nationality. Montain has an unique space of ​​500 m2 within the Fortress complicated, personal storage, corridor, eating room and front room, full kitchen, main bedroom with great views of the Quilombo Valley and two attic residences. As well as, it has the Resort’s unique providers resembling: housekeepers, butler, concierge, an unique chef who will put together meals to the consumer’s style.

Saint Andrews Castle.  (advertisement photo)
Saint Andrews Fortress Cellar. (Photograph promoting).

The Primrose restaurant beneath chef Fernando Becker has a distinct theme for each Saturday. How was the event of such a inventive challenge in range and the way does the ultimate viewers obtain it?

Guilherme Paulus: The lodge itself is an unforgettable expertise, however we would have liked to counterpoint this expertise much more. Adega Gourmand is a five-time champion of Wine Spectator, a significant American wine journal, with the most effective wine lists on the earth. There are about 2,000 bottles accessible, with the labels of the very best and rarest wines on the earth, was the inspiration to start out this challenge. Yearly we provide over 52 eating experiences with particular wines and champagnes resembling Catena Zapata, Brunello di Montalcino, Krug, Veuve Clicquot, Perrier Jouet, Moet & Chandon, amongst others. We additionally use haute delicacies necessities such because the well-known Jamón Ibérico Pata Negra, the very uncommon Tartufo Bianco D’Alba, along with the normal Churrasco Fogo de Chão. Every part could be very nicely accomplished and offered in each expertise. A curiosity, the title “PRIMROSE” was impressed by a typical flower in Scotland, which transforms lovely inexperienced fields into countless flower gardens.

Pearl – Saint Andrews Fortress. (commercial photograph)

Why individuals could have an unforgettable expertise at Saint Andrews Fortress?

To begin with, the situation, we’re within the metropolis of Gramado, referred to as the Europe of Brazil. Our infrastructure and wealth of element within the decor make the client really feel not like every other place they’ve been. Saint Andrews provides concierge service, which makes all of the distinction throughout a visit. Our concierges are involved with the consumer’s keep, from the start organizing your personal switch and suggesting essentially the most lovely routes to the second you resolve the place to fulfill and have enjoyable in Gramado. Finishing the expertise, we have now the Primrose restaurant run by Fernando Becker and identified for its unbelievable totally different themed dinners each weekend. Gastronomy is a robust basis of hospitality, so we focus on inflicting sensations. We even have the choice of afternoon tea, picnic, assorted menus for various instances of the day and greater than 10 totally different locations to serve.

Saint Andrews Fortress Backyard. (Photograph promoting).

Guilherme, to conclude, which architect was answerable for the challenge?

Guilherme Paulus: The architect in cost is Luiz Mori Neto – Graduated from PUC-PR in 1989 and specialised in inside structure on the Milan Polytechnic.

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