Renaissance Hotel Embraces the Coastal City of Porto
A testimony by Breaking Travel News.
Renaissance Hotels, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s global portfolio 31 extraordinary hotel brands, has debuted in Portugal with the opening of Renaissance Porto Lapa Hotel.
Located in charming Lapa, one of the most historic, vibrant neighborhoods in Porto, the new hotel offers spontaneous explorers sleek, sophisticated urban hideaway moments away from the iconic Lapa Church and other city landmarks, such as Casa da Música and Clérigos Tower.
Rooftop Swimming Pool at Renaissance Porto Lapa Hotel
“Porto is an alluring destination with a thriving wine and culinary scene, intriguing sightseeing, with history and culture around every corner – making for an exciting debut for Renaissance Hotels,” said Jennifer Connell, Global Brand Leader, Renaissance Hotels, and Vice President, Distinctive Premium Brands, Marriott International. “Through the brand’s signature theatrical design, Evening programming, and savvy Navigators, Renaissance Porto Lapa Hotel will entice guests and locals alike with unexpected discoveries that surprise and delight.”
Perched on the Lapa’s hills, the hotel offers panoramic views of the city skyline. Drawing inspiration from this beloved city, local architecture firm Visioarq Arquitectos and interior designers of Broadway Malyan were commissioned to create the Renaissance Porto Lapa Hotel as an ‘Art House in The Park’. Anchored by the brand’s theatrical design concept, the hotel is dressed harmoniously in pastel pinks and champagne golds with an unexpected touch of petrol blue, which pays homage to the iconic Douro River running through Porto and Gaia. The hotel’s interiors feature vintage Portuguese tiles, which have been used in local buildings and pavements for centuries.
Lounge Room in Renaissance Porto Lapa Hotel
Adorning the walls are original art pieces from Portuguese international artists including a tile mosaic installation by Pedrita Studio, a painting by Isabel Mello, and a unique piece made of corrugated iron and neon lights by Berlin-based artist Clemens Behr.
The champagne color scheme extends to the hotel’s 163 stylish guest rooms and suites, which feature neutral furnishings in walnut wood, chic design pieces as well as floor-to-ceiling windows that allow plenty of natural light to pour through the space. All guest rooms feature modern 55″ LCD flat-screen TVs, high-quality sound systems, work desks, and USB outlets. The four suites, mostly set on high floors, offer a spacious living area and private balcony where guests can unwind with stunning views looking out to the Atlantic Ocean.
King Deluxe Room
The new hotel has one restaurant and two bars, all of which showcase a gastronomic experience of Portuguese cuisine with a Mediterranean flair. On the ground floor, guests will enjoy all-day dining at a typical Restaurant and Bar where the brand’s signature Ritual, with local flavors, takes place to usher the transition of daytime to nightfall. Four nights a week the bar will prepare a locally infused ‘punch bowl’ with gins from Porto, fresh seasonal fruit, and picked herbs. Following the Ritual, the space transforms into an elevated venue where guests and locals alike can mix and mingle over cocktails and live music. For panoramic views, the Sky Bar on the fifth floor offers a serene setting for locally inspired cocktails alongside Portuguese-style light bites.
Read more about Renaissance Porto Lapa Hotel, here!