Sao Paulo, Brazil: Mattress Running is Work, but there’s also Rodizio, 08 July 2016

View of Sunset and rush hour traffic from Grand Hyatt Sao Paulo

We’re still adjusting to the time difference. We went to sleep without turning on either of our alarms, and before we knew it, it was after noon. Like one pm. I woke up in a mild panic, because we are supposed to check out at noon (although we were given a courtesy late check out of 2 pm because of my IHG Platinum status), and neither of us have our bags packed.

Grand plan of today? Moving over to the Grand Hyatt Sao Paulo. They have very reasonable weekend rates, and I’m also trying to re-qualify for 2017 Hyatt Diamond status, so off to Morumbi we go.

We did manage to throw everything into our bags, and we managed to check out by 2 pm (thanks, IHG!), roll into an uber, and we were at Grand Hyatt Sao Paulo by 3 pm.

Fortunately or unfortunately, the Grand Hyatt Sao Paulo was such an upgrade over the Holiday Inn Express, that the +1 just wanted to stay in the room. We both spent time doing more vacation administrative things, like uploading our photos, and exchanging our photos.

Grand Hyatt Sao Paulo

Morumbi is their business/shopping district of sorts as well, and by 4 pm, I was hungry, so I suggested we head towards the Morumbi mall, which is about 10 min walk away to see if we can snack on something. We are starving ourselves in anticipation of an amazing Brazilian rodizio for the evening.

Nothing much to report. Macaroons got demolished, and we also nibbled on some stuff at the Grand Hyatt Club Lounge (they have a good alcohol selection), while waiting for traffic to die down, and for restaurants to open.

Grand Hyatt Sao Paulo

For dinner, we went to Fogo de Chao, which was about 15 min away by Uber. It was the +1’s first time trying a rodizio. The meats were excellent, as was the service. We both left feeling completely stuffed. Dinner, drinks and dessert for two set us back by $100, which is remarkably excellent value.

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