The 155 Hotel is an affordable hotel with much to offer the São Paulo tourist or business traveler. This hotel in São Paulo is reasonably priced and has a great location in the Consolação district, near the city centre, within walking distance of the Anhangabaú subway station. The concept behind the 155 Hotel was to design a new downtown hotel intelligently to keep room rates down. To this end, the designers have effectively used energy-saving techniques and employed sustainable reuse of rainwater. The hotel’s concierges assist guests with their travel and entertainment arrangements, and guests can use the hotel’s internet centre for free. The convention centre has 2 meeting rooms for hosting small to medium-size events. The 155 Hotel is located in São Paulo’s central Consolação district, between the major streets of Rua Augusta and Avenida Nove de Julho. The district is known for being a residential area for the city’s upper class; historically it was called Higienópolis, the City of Hygiene, for being quieter and cleaner than most of the city. The hotel is surrounded by great shopping and dining options. Within walking distance are two landmark skyscrapers, the Italy Building (Edifício Itália) and the Copan Building. Approx. 1.7 km/1.1 miles to the northwest are the Pátio Higienópolis shopping centre and Buenos Aires Park. Farther west is Pacaembu Stadium.