Situated smack in the city center, the Bourbon Curitiba Convention Hotel offers superior amenities in an area teeming with restaurants and nightclubs. And with the hotel auditorium's 1500-person seating capacity, the sophisticated Bourbon is big enough to host a conference or small business convention, and is close to fun activities.
You can take a 5-minute stroll and arrive at Rua das Flores, one of Curitiba's oldest pedestrian-only streets. Hear street musicians ply their trade, toss them some coins, then step into an eatery for a meal. And the Bourbon is just 1 block from Praca Tiradentes, departure point for the Linha Turismo. The tourist bus is part of the city's rapid bus system, a transportation solution that's made Curitiba an international model for urban planners. The tourist bus departs every 30 minutes, and during the 2.5 hour tour, stops at more than 20 attractions.
Looking at cultural sights all day can wear you out. Luckily, you don't have to venture far to find a menu. Three different options are available inside the hotel: You can eat lunch in the 99 Brasserie cafe, and experience fine dining in Le Bourbon restaurant. If you just want a light meal, you can enjoy a drink and some sushi in Kibo Sushi Lobby Bar. Not on vacation from your exercise routine? Take advantage of the options in the health club, which includes a pool and sauna. You can head into the 24-hour business center to keep up with family, or log onto the wireless Internet access (surcharge; available throughout the property) to send email. Mornings, fuel up with the complimentary breakfast in the cafe or read a complimentary newspaper in the lobby. Guests who drive will appreciate the valet parking (surcharge); guests who don't can take advantage of the roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge; available at scheduled times with advanced notice).
Back in your room, you can crack open the minibar and pour yourself a cocktail, or grab a cold drink from the refrigerator. If you want a snack to go with your beverage, you can order from the 24-hour room service. Catch the news or a free movie on the cable LCD TV, or you can research attractions on the wired Internet access (surchage). Tuck your small valuables in the in-room safe before heading out. Indulge and relax with the complimentary toiletries and rainfall showerhead in the private bathroom.