Renaissance Hotels Embraces the Coastal City of Porto with the Opening of Renaissance Porto Lapa Hotel
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 neighbourhoods in Porto, the new hotel offers spontaneous explorers a sleek, sophisticated urban hideaway moments away from the iconic Lapa Church and other city landmarks, such as Casa da Música and Clérigos Tower.
“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, Evenings 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 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. 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 colour 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.
The hotel’s top floor is also home to a 55-feet outdoor heated infinity pool and a state-of-the-art Fitness Centre with top-notch Technogym® equipment.
Renaissance Porto Lapa Hotel has more than 5,850 square feet of flexible event space equipped with the latest technology, including an advanced translator system accommodating events with multi-language speakers. There are a total of six meeting rooms of which the largest can comfortably host close to 600 guests for conferences and corporate events.