Torres is a Brazilian city located in the State of Rio Grande do Sul. It is located 197 km from Porto Alegre and about 280 km from Florianopolis. For its natural beauty, its delightful climate, its white beaches, attracts thousands of people from all over Brazil and also from neighboring countries. In the higher part of the city, modern developments form a striking contrast with the more typical Azorean style of architecture, in an addition to the older summer homes that date back to the start of the 20th century, closely guarding the wealth of diverse peoples, documented through legends, customs, dance and handcrafts in banana palm fiber.
Among the historic buildings, SAPT (Torres Beach Friends Association) stands out, home to the Municipal Culture and Handcrafts Center. Open to the public, this center is home to the Casa da Terra handcraft store and the José Picoral Auditorium, the stage of the number of theater shows, seminars recitals, performances, artistic expositions, along with other such community manifestations. In Brazil, despite the first flight in hot air balloon it occurred in 1979, only in recent years the sport began to grow. From 1989 happened to be held in the Festival of ballooning Torres (Balloon Festival) in 1995, in its seventh edition, he was awarded the title of “Brazilian Capital Globes”.
Torres offers complete infrastructure for Tourism and Events. With a modern Convention Center with a capacity for 900 people, support suites, changing rooms, elevator, sound system, WIFI and air-conditioning, the city is fully prepared to host midsized and large events, such as national and international conventions, congresses and symposiums. For trade shows, expositions and parties, the ideal location is the Multiple Events Center. Covering 1.200 m2, it has a stage, changing rooms, support suites, kitchen, kitchenette and ample parking. A ranges of rooms and a small to mid-size convention center complete the infrastructure for events tourism in Torres, available to the leading hotels and guest houses in the city.
In terms of hospitality, Torres offers an excellent tourist infrastructure. It has over 9000 beds among hotels, guest houses, chalets and camp grounds, offering comfort and quality in all services. With so many leisure options attracting the most varied types of tourists, the city offers accommodations that ranges from sophisticated to economical.
The followings hotels and hostels are having more success in terms of the quality of its services
- Pousada Solar Dom Kido: It offers 16 suites decorated with fine taste, spring mattres, TV, player dvd, breakfast, minibar, ocean view, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, Wi-Fi and parking garage. Address: Praca Claudiano Nunes Pereira, 120 Beira Mar – Praia Grande
- Hotel de Rose Palace: It was one of the first hotels in the area. It has 100 fully equipped rooms. In addition to the accommodation guests can enjoy meeting room, ballroom, thermal indoor swimming pool, bar-pool, kid’s room, bistro, restaurant, breakfast, cinema, gym, paid parking, TV rooms, terrace, gourmet barbecue and free Wi-Fi. Address: Av. Barao do Rio Branco, n° 429- Centro.
- Hotel Guarita Park: It has 67 luxury rooms and suites with game room, thermal and outdoor pool, kids room, saunas, fireplaces and barbecue. Convention Centre: 300 people and support rooms. In June 2017 the hotel will expand and a new building with 60 more rooms will be built. Address: Rua Alfiero Zanardi, 1017 – Parque Da Guarita
- Aruá Pousada Boutique: It has apartments equipped with bed box Queen, cot, TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, gas heating, garage, balconies, with sea and mountain views. A place with space, comfort, lightness and a beautiful view. (The hotel going to close for a few weeks by remodelation) Address: Av. Beira Mar 1050. Praia Grande.
There are also hotels classified as “low cost”. They are places where the service fee is basic. Only includes accommodation and WIFI (indispensable considered part of the hosting package) and other services contracted and paid separately as catering, press and amenities. Its aim is to cover the basic needs of the traveler: good break, a comfortable bed, a soundproof room at an affordable price. However they lack reception service 24 hours, restaurant or showers or baths inside the room, but these are shared.
Amenities: Comodidades. Término que se utiliza en la hotelería para referirse también a los regalos de bienvenida que el hotelero coloca en las habitaciones de los huéspedes.
Bistro: Pequeño restaurante
Bed box: Término que se utiliza para referirse a las camas de tipo “Sommier”
Connecting room: Habitaciones interconectadas, contiguas.
Guest houses: casa de huespedes
Hosting package: Paquete de alojamiento
King bed: Cama tamaño rey. Término utilizado para referirse a las camas de dos plazas o de 2x2mts.
Low cost: Bajo costo. Término utilizado para referirse a una categoría de hotel.
Maid services: Servicio de limpieza
Queen bed: Cama tamaño reina. Término utilizado para referirse a camas de dos plazas con medidas de 1,80x 1,90 mts.
Soundproof room: Habitaciones a prueba de sonidos.
Spring mattres: Colchones de resorte, “sommier”