Situated in Curitiba's city center, the Granville Park Hotel offers appealing amenities near multiple attractions. The hotel is less than a 10-minute stroll from Museu Paranaense, where you can gaze at indigenous Brazilian art and jewelry. Curitiba is the capital city of Parana (one of Brazil's southernmost states), and this university town has a rapid bus system that's an international model for urban planners. There's even a bus line designed just for tourists. You can catch the Linha Turismo at Praca Tiradentes, 5 blocks from the Granville Park. The bus goes by more than 20 different attractions: Pay once and you can get off and reboard at 4 of the sights.
People watchers should head to Rua das Flores, a half-mile (1 kilometer) away. This area is one of the city's oldest, pedestrian-only streets. Here you can smell flower vendors' blossoms, eat delicious food at one of the many restaurants, and listen to street musicians busking for change. (Toss a busker some coins before you enter a cafe.)
Back at the hotel, you can use free wireless Internet access to email family and friends. For business meetings you have 4 conference rooms at your disposal. If you're tired and don't feel like going out, you can eat at Le Granville restaurant. This eatery dishes up international cuisine for dinner and serves a daily breakfast (surcharge). In the mood for a cocktail? You can sip a nightcap in the lobby bar. Guests who drive will appreciate the on-site parking.
When you settle in for the night, you can log onto the complimentary wireless Internet access to research city sights or you can watch the news on TV. 24-hour room service is a welcome convenience when you need to satiate middle-of-the-night munchies. All rooms include TVs, direct-dial phones, and private bathrooms. Rollaway beds are available on request. All guestrooms are non-smoking.