porto palácio hotel, portugal
the modern high-rise 18-storey hotel building, with exteriors originating from the late 70´s is located in porto´s district boavista with a view onto the river douro emanating into the sea and the old-town of porto lying on top of the hill.
a vast interior renovation program has now reached its finalization with the re-design of the lobby, the two top floors with executive rooms and the suites by plajer & franz studio.
the main concept is to create a subtle yet elegant look with top-end interior design but not to forget the local touch of porto. wherever you go you get a glimpse of the history of porto and its main authentic products. the extensive use of large-format sepia-toned monochromatic backlit images of portos historic monuments, of its bridges as a reflection of portos typical topography and of port wine, ships and barrels pay reminiscence to the city and its heritage. wine-coloured red stripes form a modern graphic appearance in contrast to the ancient content of the pictures. the image-frames do either form a case for the tv or enclose the reading lamps above the beds in rooms and suites. the corners of the rooms are rounded and – in combination with the rounded furniture – add an art-deco-flavour to the design.
design by plajer & franz studio
pictures by diephotodesigner.de