This new hotel under the Renaissance Hotels brand of Marriott Bonvoy worldwide offers an urban hideaway that is just minutes away from history.
Located on the hillside of Porto’s Lapa, the new Renaissance Porto Lapa hotel offers panoramic views of the city and easy access to the Lapa Church.
Local architecture firm Visioarq Arquitectos and interior designers Broadway Malyan were behind the design of the hotel, which draws attention to the city it is part of. Designed as an ‘Art House in the Park’, the space combines the theatrical beauty of the genre with pastel pink, champagne gold and a touch of petrol blue paying homage to the Douro River.
The interior of the hotel features local design elements such as old Portuguese tiles and original artwork from Portuguese artists, including tiling by Pedrita Studio.
“Porto is an exciting destination with great wine and cuisine, fascinating sights, history and culture around every corner – making it an exciting destination for Renaissance Hotels,” said Jennifer Connell, Global Brand Director, Renaissance Hotels, and Vice President. . Most Popular Brands, Marriott International.
“Through the brand’s signature theaters, Evenings programs, and savvy Navigators, the Renaissance Porto Lapa Hotel will attract guests and locals alike with unexpected events that surprise and delight.”
The hotel has 163 elegant guest rooms and suites with champagne color, floor-to-ceiling windows and walnut wood floors. Each guest room is equipped with a flat-screen LCD TV, a hi-fi system, a work desk and a USB port. The four suites each have a private balcony.
The accommodation is complemented by a restaurant and two bars, which celebrate Portuguese cuisine. Guests can dine in the all-day dining a.typical Restaurant and Bar which has a signature Traditional style using local flavors to start the transition from afternoon to evening, with a bar based on the occasion before offering evening cocktails and live music. The fifth-floor Sky Bar offers locally inspired cocktails and Portuguese light bites with a view.
The hotel also features a 55ft outdoor heated pool and a state-of-the-art Fitness Center. Meetings are held in over 5,850 sq ft of event space made up of six state-of-the-art conference rooms including state-of-the-art translation machines.
Guests benefit from a neighborhood expert like the Renaissance Navigator offering advice on what to find in the area.