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2009 World Bridge Teams Championships

São Paulo, Brazil : 29 August - 12 September 2009

SAO PAULO is one of the biggest cities in the world, having over17 million inhabitants, and it is the most important Brazilian city..

Quite often São Paulo intimidates people because of its size, its constant pedestrian and vehicle traffic, ethnic and cultural multiplicity. But it is this very “city-in-a-hurry” tempo that makes the city entertaining attractive, diversified and unique.

To think of São Paulo asmerely a business destination, although the largest in Latin America, would be inaccurate.  After all, what business capital has 280 movie theatres, more than 70 shopping malls and 12 thousand restaurants featuring every sort of international  cuisine. Feel like seeing a Broadway-style play? This is the place. Or would you rather max out your credit card at some charming street  boutiques?  São Paulo has so many of them, from the simplest and cheapest to the most sophisticated and expensive ones.

As for art – the offerings are many and varied, including   “MASP” The Art Museum of São Paulo, the Museum of Brazilian Art, the Museum of  Modern Art to name just three; in addition there are also important architectural works.

The Championships will take place at the Transamerica Hotel, a wonderful de-luxe five-star hotel, located near the most important business, shopping, and gourmet areas of the city.  The hotel has free internet access (wifi and intranet) and offers, together with very comfortable and well equipped rooms: two restaurants, one bar, tennis courts, soccer field, three-hole golf course, jogging lane, fitness center, heated pool, dry sauna and steam rooms, pool tables, etc.

More information can be found on the official website for the Championships.