I see the new Fasano is opening by July, hopefully. Yet, the website and other information doesn't seem to identify where on Ipanema it is exactly. When we were in Rio last year we saw a new hotel going up at the far end of Leblon, as you turn to go up the road to the Sheraton on Neimeyer. It was kind of caddy-corner to the Leblon beach. Is that where it is? Or, is it way at the other end of Ipanena, closer to the Sofitel?
Also, has anyone seen how it looks from the outside?
Also, we are thinking of returning to Rio in mid-August. I know the seasons are reversed but, is it still sun bathing weather? Will the ocean be much colder than in February? And, is the feel of the city very different in their winter, as compared to summer?