RENAISSANCE HOTELS EMBRACES THE COASTAL CITY OF PORTO WITH THE OPENING OF RENAISSANCE PORTO LAPA HOTEL
Renaissance Hotels offers travelers a gateway to discover Porto like a local from the picturesque Lapa neighborhood.
Renaissance Hotels, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s global portfolio of 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 neighborhoods in Porto, the new hotel offers spontaneous explorers 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 hills of Lapa, the hotel offers panoramic views of Porto's mesmerizing skyline. Drawing inspiration from the city's allure, the architectural firm Visioarq Arquitectos and interior designers Broadway Malyan collaborated to create Renaissance Porto Lapa Hotel as an 'Art House in The Park.' Embracing the brand's theatrical design concept, the hotel is adorned in harmonious pastel pinks and champagne golds, with a touch of petrol blue paying tribute to the iconic Douro River that flows through Porto and Gaia. The interiors feature vintage Portuguese tiles, used for centuries in local buildings and pavements. The walls showcase original art pieces by esteemed Portuguese international artists, including a tile mosaic installation by Pedrita Studio, a painting by Isabel Mello, and a unique creation of corrugated iron and neon lights by Berlin-based artist Clemens Behr.
The champagne color scheme extends to the hotel's 163 stylish guest rooms and suites, which feature neutral furnishings crafted from walnut wood. Floor-to-ceiling windows bathe the rooms in natural light, creating a welcoming ambiance. Each guest room is equipped with modern amenities such as a 55" LCD flat-screen TV, high-quality sound systems, work desks, and convenient USB outlets. The suites, predominantly located on higher floors, offer spacious living areas and private balconies where guests can unwind while enjoying stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Indulge in the gastronomic offerings of Portuguese cuisine with a Mediterranean twist at the hotel's one restaurant and two bars. The ground floor is home to a.typical Restaurant and Bar, offering all-day dining. Here, guests can experience the brand's signature Ritual, celebrating the transition from day to night with local flavors. Four nights a week, the bar serves a locally infused 'punch bowl' featuring gins from Porto, fresh seasonal fruits, and hand-picked herbs. After the Ritual, the space transforms into an elevated venue where guests and locals can mingle over cocktails and enjoy live music. For panoramic views, the fifth-floor Sky Bar provides a serene atmosphere for savoring locally inspired cocktails alongside Portuguese-style light bites.
Fitness enthusiasts will appreciate the hotel's top-floor amenities, including a 55-foot outdoor heated infinity pool and a state-of-the-art Fitness Centre equipped with top-notch Technogym® equipment.
With over 5,850 square feet of flexible event space, Renaissance Porto Lapa Hotel caters to various gatherings and conferences. The advanced translator system accommodates multi-language speakers, ensuring seamless communication during events. The hotel features six meeting rooms, with the largest capable of hosting up to 600 guests for conferences and corporate events.
Guided by the Renaissance Navigator, a knowledgeable local expert, guests can immerse themselves in the city's culture and explore its hidden gems. One notable attraction is the neighboring Lapa Church, a historical landmark standing as a testament to the city's religion, art, and culture for over 260 years. Afterward, guests can embark on the Liberal Porto route, delving into the city's history during The Siege of Porto in 1832. Those seeking a leisurely stroll in the neighborhood can visit charming cafes like Café Guarany or Café Piolho, wineries such as Gota a Gota Winery or Universo Carmim, and boutique shops including Porto de Magia. The Navigator's exclusive black book also recommends local favorites like multi-brand store The Feeting Room, Casa Januário, and Queijaria Amaral.
As part of Marriott Bonvoy, the award-winning travel program from Marriott International, Renaissance Porto Lapa Hotel allows members to earn and redeem points for their stay, as well as at other hotels and resorts within Marriott Bonvoy's remarkable portfolio. Through the Marriott Bonvoy app, members can enjoy personalized experiences and a contactless journey, offering peace of mind while traveling.#THE S MEDIA #Media Milenial #Renaissance Hotels #Marriott Bonvoy #Portugal #Porto Lapa #Lapa Church #Casa da Música #Clérigos Tower #Jennifer Connell