Have you ever been to a hotel so distinct and authentic that you almost forgot that their primary function was to give accommodation? The Design & Wine Hotel by Pedro Guimaraes has given me this kind of impression at a glance. This is the kind of hospitality design that makes you rethink whether the typical designs of hotels pass our societal standards.
This hotel design reminds me of comfortable modernity – something that’s definitely not bland or cold but warm and inviting not to mention really accommodating. Pedro Guimaraes has completely given a different appearance to an 18th century historic manor located at the center of Caminha. The resulting boutique hotel looks like that of a sophisticated and modern oasis where art and wine lovers can enjoy their stay.
The hotel interiors including its architecture and design represent the concept of the property up to the littlest detail. It promotes a good relationship between the hotel interiors and exteriors demonstrating that they are in sync with each other. The sustainable design elements speak further of this truth including the solar panels that power the entire property, automatic lighting system that conserves energy in all of the rooms and the policy of recycle for guests and staff alike.
One of the most striking and awe-inspiring elements in Design & Wine Hotel is its newly built building housing five suites. Here, the hotel’s sustainable and progressive architectural and hotel interior design is emphasized further thus creating a beautiful hotel – one that’s more than accommodating and more than the word ‘hotel’ per se.
The guests can retire to their bed where the views of the mountains rock them to sleep at night and in the morning they’ll wake up looking at the calming Minho River. This hotel has both technology and sustainability combined, which in my opinion is a cutting edge design of today’s modern hospitality design. I don’t deny the fact that I was attached to the art involving this design. The hotel is committed to that – I can see – because of the bespoke rooms and suites where you can find distinct themes that range from technology to street art.
The furnishings are striking as well but minimized according to functionality rather than trend or design. Also, in this hotel – you can find the Whitebox where events and exhibitions are usually held specifically for artists and lovers alike.
Posted by JackieAzuela at 18 October, 2012