This luxury hotel has all the beauty and architectural depth of a grand old dame mixed with the warmth and clean lines of a contemporary architectural addition. The material selection is exquisite. The many bathrooms on the property are expertly finished with a perfect eye for tile selection and statement piece bathtubs and washbasins.
Nothing competes for attention in this hotel. All of the elements sit in harmony with each other, from the furniture selection and lighting to the calming palette of cream and beige and natural stones and linens.
The architect’s goal was to construct a building that reflected the experience of living in a city. They achieved this aim, not by simply reproducing the more traditional elements of design but by thinking outside the box as to what city living meant for Lisbon is this day and age. “(We sought out) a recombination of elements, materials, atmospheres and proportions, to bring back this idea of living,” said the architects.
City living it may well be, but one can’t help feeling that you’ve been transported back in time to a wealthy holiday home, one nestled in the mountains or somewhere by the sea. The
“(It is) a plain architecture, that combines few elements, while striving for quality in the use of real materials. An idea of authenticity and, therefore, an idea of timelessness,” explained the design team.