Verride Palacio Santa Catarina is Lisbon’s hottest new hotel
It is no wonder that Lisbon is becoming home to some new hotels that merge old and new in the most sophisticated fashion. Such is the case with the Verride Palacio Santa Catarina, a boutique hotel located in a stunning 18th century palace.
Lisbon is certainly the European city on the tip of everyone’s tongue these days. With a growing startup scene and a steady influx of new arrivals to both live and travel, the Portuguese capital is on the up and up. We check out the city’s hottest new hotel, the Verride Palacio Santa Catarina.
Boutique luxury in Lisbon
Lisbon is a city of charms. With a fascinating past, elegant architecture and a growing food and culture scene, it is one of the most enticing European cities. As it has grown in popularity over the past number of years, it is no wonder that this picturesque and historic city is becoming home to some new hotels that merge old and new in the most sophisticated fashion. Such is the case with the Verride Palacio Santa Catarina, a boutique hotel located in a stunning 18th century palace. The palace has had various guises over the years, including being home to art exhibitions, Portuguese nobility and even a financial institution. Now, its current incarnation is as a luxurious boutique hotel. Located in Lisbon’s Chiado neighbourhood, the townhouse has been revamped to blend old and new to create a sumptuous and glamourous hotel fit for a king, queen, celebrity or anyone looking to splash out on a fancy weekend away.
Design in the details
Designed by famous local architect Teresa Nunes da Ponte, the hotel has been transformed into a stunning urban getaway with a multitude of contemporary flourishes. Each of the 19 guest rooms has been treated with unsparing attention, decorated with minimal furnishings such as carefully chosen beds, chairs and tables that lets the impressive architecture of the hotel speak for itself. The material palette is rich and tactile, with velvet and thick rugs in neutral colours offsetting the decorative wallpaper and period mouldings and cornices. Portugal’s famous blue tiles make an appearance in some of the bathroom suites, and contrast with tasteful parquet flooring and crisp modern bathtubs in marble. Artworks in the common areas are selected because of their forms and textures, and are set on plinths of bronze and tables of glass. Guests will learn what Portuguese opulence really means, and will be able to imagine themselves in the age when the country was one of the world’s richest nations. Guests can also dine in one of the hotel’s three decadent restaurants, which serve up traditional and contemporary fare in the most impressive Rococo and Baroque settings.
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