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31 Jul 2019

Historic Portuguese manor house becomes boutique hotel with nature-inspired spa
BY Jane Kitchen

The hotel's spa includes a Turkish bath and sauna, indoor pool, and an outdoor relaxation area surrounded by lush, landscaped gardens

The hotel's spa includes a Turkish bath and sauna, indoor pool, and an outdoor relaxation area surrounded by lush, landscaped gardens

Porto-based architectural firm Miguel Cardoso Architecto, together with Madeirian designer Nini Andrade Silva, have created a boutique hotel in a 19th century manor house in the Portuguese city of Porto.

The 68-bedroom Vila Foz Hotel & Spa is set in Porto’s Foz neighbourhood, and includes a spa dedicated to serenity and wellbeing.

The spa includes a Turkish bath and sauna, indoor pool, and an outdoor relaxation area surrounded by lush, landscaped gardens.

Holistic treatments are from Elemental Herbology and Maison Codage Paris, and the spa takes its inspiration from nature.

Within the manor house hotel, Miguel Cardoso Architecto was responsible for the painstaking restoration, as well as building a new structure to complement the house.

Keeping the historical essence of the property was key to the overall concept, and the architects have preserved the original architectural details while offsetting them with fresh details, materials and finishes.

The new-build structure uses simple lines to provide a complement and counterpart to the historic building’s gold-corniced elegance.

In the interiors, Silva has worked to retain the historic building’s elegant period details while also including her own brand of minimalism, with clean, organic forms.

Stone, mosaic and bronze are used throughout, with patterns, warm colours, flowing lines and soft finishes.

The rooms include bespoke screen-printed rugs and custom-designed furniture, and are decorated in a palette of tourmaline greens and earthy browns.




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Historic Portuguese manor house becomes boutique hotel with nature-inspired spa
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Porto-based architectural firm Miguel Cardoso Architecto, together with Madeirian designer Nini Andrade Silva, have created a boutique hotel in a 19th century manor house in the Portuguese city of Porto.

The 68-bedroom Vila Foz Hotel & Spa is set in Porto’s Foz neighbourhood, and includes a spa dedicated to serenity and wellbeing.

The spa includes a Turkish bath and sauna, indoor pool, and an outdoor relaxation area surrounded by lush, landscaped gardens.

Holistic treatments are from Elemental Herbology and Maison Codage Paris, and the spa takes its inspiration from nature.

Within the manor house hotel, Miguel Cardoso Architecto was responsible for the painstaking restoration, as well as building a new structure to complement the house.

Keeping the historical essence of the property was key to the overall concept, and the architects have preserved the original architectural details while offsetting them with fresh details, materials and finishes.

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In the interiors, Silva has worked to retain the historic building’s elegant period details while also including her own brand of minimalism, with clean, organic forms
The architects have preserved the original architectural details while offsetting them with fresh details, materials and finishes
Within the manor house hotel, Miguel Cardoso Architecto was responsible for the painstaking restoration, as well as building a new structure
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