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Guilherme Paulus on his Saint Andrews Citadel: “An excellent thought

Elaboration, refinement and good style can be probably the most applicable adjectives to explain Castelo Saint Andrews in Gramado, within the Serra Gaúcha. Saint Andrews is the primary and solely resort with a reputation and structure impressed by European castles, particularly Scottish ones Unique home from Brazil and awarded it for the fifth time in a row Phrase Journey Awards, thought of the world’s largest tourism award. Nobody higher than its proprietor, entrepreneur (and visionary) Guilherme Paulus, to speak about this enterprise. That is an e-mail interview with reporter Mary Ellen Aquino:

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

Guilherme Paulus: Our resort has 21 residences, together with 11 unique residences in Castelo, 8 residences in Mountain and three residences in Mountain Home, which is a novelty in Brazil. Vacation residence with unique resort providers obtainable.

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

Guilherme Paulus: The complete resort was designed to be unique and differentiated, the primary affect being the European monarchy with all its glamour, magnificence and customs. From Reception, Lounge and Bar, Library, Primrose Restaurant, Connoisseur Cellar, Boulangerie, Cigar Lounge, Greco-Roman Pool, Dry and Moist Sauna, Spa, Gymnasium, along with the lakeside terrace and exquisite gardens.

Saint Andrews Citadel. (Picture: Publicity).

Are they staff from Gramado? How is the administration crew coaching?

Guilherme Paulus: Our crew is from Gramado / Canela and the Hydrangeas area. Everybody has to satisfy some necessities to be accepted, after the worker is skilled by the consulting crew, they’re monitored, evaluated and guided by the workers who’ve been with the resort the longest. As a Relais & Châteaux, all staff additionally endure particular coaching in line with all of the requirements of fine seal service.

Saint Andrews Castle.  (Photo advertisement) (
Greco-Roman Pool at Saint Andrews Citadel. (Picture commercial).

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

Guilherme Paulus: I am positive it was a well-received innovation and can unfold in Brazil. The concept got here from overseas, after a visit to Portugal, the place I had entry to this proposal, which I actually favored, I instantly needed to convey it to our consumer. It’s going to serve households and teams of pals properly no matter nationality. Montain has an unique 500 m2 within the fort complicated, a non-public storage, foyer, eating and dwelling rooms, a completely geared up kitchen, a main bedroom with spectacular views of the Quilombo Valley and two attic suites. As well as, it has unique resort providers akin to: maids, butlers, concierge, an unique chef who will put together dishes in line with the client’s style.

Saint Andrews Castle.  (Photo advertisement)
Saint Andrews Citadel Cellar. (Picture commercial).

Primrose Restaurant, led by Chef Fernando Becker, has a distinct theme each Saturday. How was the event of such a inventive undertaking in range and the way is it acquired by the ultimate viewers?

Guilherme Paulus: The resort itself is an unforgettable expertise, however we would have liked to counterpoint this expertise much more. Adega Connoisseur is a five-time champion of Wine Spectator, a serious American wine journal, with the most effective wine lists on the planet. The inspiration to start out this undertaking was round 2000 obtainable bottles with labels of one of the best and rarest wines on the planet. Annually we offer greater than 52 culinary experiences with specialty wines and champagnes akin to Catena Zapata, Brunello di Montalcino, Krug, Veuve Clicquot, Perrier Jouet, Moet & Chandon, amongst others. Along with the normal Churrasco Fogo de Chão, we additionally use haute delicacies staples such because the well-known Jamón Ibérico Pata Negra, the very uncommon Tartufo Bianco D’Alba. Every thing may be very properly completed and introduced in each expertise. Curiously, the title “PRIMROSE” was impressed by a typical flower from Scotland that transforms stunning inexperienced fields into countless flower gardens.

Mom of Pearl – Saint Andrews Citadel. (Picture commercial)

Why will individuals have an unforgettable expertise at Saint Andrews Citadel?

First, the situation, we’re within the metropolis of Gramado, which known as Europe Brazil. Our infrastructure and the richness of element within the decor make the client really feel completely different from another place they’ve been. Saint Andrews presents concierge providers, which makes a distinction throughout your journey. Our concierges have an interest within the consumer’s keep, organizing your personal switch from the start and suggesting probably the most stunning routes till you resolve the place to satisfy and have enjoyable in Gramado. Rounding off the expertise we’ve the Primrose Restaurant headed by Fernando Becker and recognized for unimaginable completely different themed dinners each weekend. Gastronomy is a powerful basis of hospitality, so we concentrate on creating sensations. We even have afternoon tea, picnic choices, diversified menus for various instances of the day and over 10 completely different locations to serve.

Saint Andrews Citadel Gardens. (Picture commercial).

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

Guilherme Paulus: The accountable architect is Luiz Mori Neto – a 1989 PUC-PR graduate specializing in inside structure on the Milan Polytechnic.

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