Luxury Hotels: Meet the New Vila Foz Hotel & Spa
At Love Happens, we love to show you the most luxury hotels in the world, so we could not wait to share the newest one in Oporto, Vila Foz Hotel & Spa. Set on the finest avenue in Oporto, Vila Foz is a 68-room hotel that embodies an intimate, contemporary boutique experience. Acclaimed designer Nini Andrade Silva created the visual concept of the hotel, and Miguel Caradoso Arquitecto was responsible for the restoration and the creation of the new-build extension.
The key to the overall concept was to preserve the historical essence of the property. The architects retained the original architectural features while offsetting them with fresh details, finishes, materials, and textures.
All of the guest rooms are an authentic expression of Nini Andrade Silva’s design DNA, from the bespoke screen-printed rugs to the custom-designed furniture. Natural wood and stone contrast beautifully with mirrors and glass. They are all highlighted by meticulously placed lighting that lends rooms an air of majesty and luxurious comfort.
The Onice Room
The Manor House Room
Nini Andrade Silva has transformed the 19th-century Manor House into a beacon of warmth and intimacy. The designer used a varied and inspired material selection that includes technical stone, hydraulic mosaic and bronze.
The Manor House Suite
The elegant bathrooms in travertine and gold are a lesson in refined luxury, while Codage amenities are sure to upgrade everyday ablutions.
And what is the thing that can’t miss on the luxury hotels? The Spa! And this one is a peaceful sanctuary of therapy rooms, a Turkish bath and sauna, an indoor pool, and an outdoor relaxation area surrounded by landscaped gardens. This spa is the perfect place to restore and balance the senses of even the most overwrought of travelers.
The building’s classic architecture details are the perfect scenario to taste unique courses. Helmed by executive chef, Arnaldo Azevedo, the Vila Foz Restaurant is a superlative affair. Here you can find expertly crafted seasonal cuisine with a focus on seafood.
Words by Rita Archer
All Images Courtesy of Vila Foz Hotel & Spa