Interior view of hotel Nomaa
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Buoyed by an agricultural boom headlined by, of all things, soya beans, Curitiba’s good fortune is best experienced in Batel, a lively neighbourhood heaving with edgy art galleries, restaurants, glossy malls, gardens, and the Oscar Niemeyer Museum.

The arrival of the Nomaa Hotel is one more reason to book a ticket for a visit. The interiors are styled like the apartment of a well-heeled creative, the warm walnut, limestone, marble, and linen perfectly foiled by an eclectic mix of furniture by Wegner, Eames and Bertoia, alongside a Fernanda Cassou chandelier and specially commissioned art-pieces.

The Gaya Spa offers an oxidant-rich vanilla body scrub, though we’re particularly taken by the, literally, fizzing bath of Chandon that’s followed by a slather of honeyed wine. All of which should have you all prepped for dinner at the in-house restaurant where chef Lenin Palhano sends out stylized plates of oxtail with corn marrow, and roast chicken with crispy corn.

Nomaa Hotel Curitiba, Brazil

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Hotel Nomma room with wooden round table and sofa table

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Bedroom with white pillow table lamp and white curtains

(Image credit: Ricardo Perini)

Dinning space with chair and table

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Hotel Nomaa with potted plant and wooden table

(Image credit: Ricardo Perini)




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Daven Wu is the Singapore Editor at Wallpaper*. A former corporate lawyer, he has been covering Singapore and the neighbouring South-East Asian region since 1999, writing extensively about architecture, design, and travel for both the magazine and website. He is also the City Editor for the Phaidon Wallpaper* City Guide to Singapore.