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Late Summers in the countryside with Eurostars Hotels

Late Summers in the countryside with Eurostars Hotels

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In this atypical summer it seems that going back to the village on holiday is the order of the day. The profusion of open spaces, the contact with nature and the lack of overcrowding in rural areas are elements that this summer play in favour of recovering old customs, and reconciling ourselves with those destinations that, although closer in distance, had been forgotten in favour of holidays in exotic destinations, long transatlantic trips or escapes to large capitals.
Those who “have a village” have surely visited this year, eager to rediscover memories and sensations of yesteryear, and to enjoy a few days of peace and quiet without frights; and those who do not have a village can always look for an adopted one, make use of the guide and launch themselves into discovering surprising and unique areas of our geography, hitherto unknown.
To make this experience complete and extremely pleasant, Eurostars Hotels has a collection of establishments with proposals designed to discover new destinations within our territory. This is an attraction for those travellers who have not yet been able to enjoy their holidays without having to go far away, and without giving up the opportunity to enjoy countless pleasant surprises.

A palace in the heart of Cáceres

In Trujillo, Cáceres, the Eurostars Palacio de Santa Marta awaits us, an elegant 16th century mansion converted into a hotel that allows you to learn about the history of the first Extremaduran conquerors who brought new horizons to the city of Trujillo.
Its excellent location in the heart of the historic centre makes the hotel the ideal starting point for discovering this historic town in Extremadura; inviting you to wander through its cobbled streets and discover the charms of the town at your own pace, tasting the exquisite cuisine of the area or relaxing on a terrace to contemplate the architectural beauty of its palaces or the Renaissance Plaza Mayor.
In addition, its beautiful natural surroundings allow you to go on foot or by 4×4 on different routes that invite you to get lost among centenary chestnut trees or old mills.

History and modernity, an exclusive experience in Ruavieja de Logroño.

Walking along La Ruavieja in the old town of Logroño means going back in time and breathing in the history of its buildings and cobbled streets. The Eurostars Fuerte Ruavieja, located in the heart of the city, allows you to enjoy the essence of a centenary building that maintains the beauty and architectural characteristics of the original construction, with its old stone walls and wooden beams.
The decoration of the hotel is inspired by the universe of wine, an excellent prelude for the visitor who wishes to tour the area distinguished by its endless vineyard landscapes. A mosaic of colours that shines with every sunset and will delight those who on holiday are not separated from their camera. Of course, the day cannot end without a tasting of its D.O. wines, accompanied by its rich gastronomy.

The best kept secret of the Ribeira Sacra: a palace full of history.

The Eurostars Pazo de Sober, in the province of Lugo, is one of the best kept secrets in the Ribeira Sacra. It stands between 7th century walls and endless gardens that surround a palace full of history, hidden in the heart of Galicia, which gathers the best of this land of wines, thermal waters and countless legends. The visitor can enjoy its peaceful atmosphere, its attractive gastronomic proposal and its complete glazed spa with views of the estate’s gardens.
On the other hand, its surroundings invite you to tour its unique vineyards that defy gravity, viewpoints from which to contemplate the immensity and rivers that flow between gorges with unsuspected shapes. A country of stories and folklore with an exquisite gastronomic and wine tradition that will captivate you.

Stays with total security.

This refreshing experience, suitable even for the most urbanites, can be enjoyed with complete peace of mind. All Eurostars hotels are subject to the Eurostars Clean+Safe safety and prevention programme, designed to ensure the health and wellbeing of guests, employees and the local community.

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Fauchon L´Hotel, Le petit plaisir

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Auguste Fauchon, the leading figure of French luxury gastronomy, opened his first delicatessen shop in the Place de la Madeleine in 1886. In September 2018, the family-owned company brought the iconic brand to the next level, opening its first concept hotel, Fauchon l’Hôtel, in the same place where it all started.

Hotel Fauchon is located in the heart of Paris, on the right bank of the Seine, in the distinguished 8th arrondissement. The district is home of world-famous attractions like Les Champs Elisées, l’Arc de Triomphe or le Grand Palais, and it’s also the bustling centre of commerce, culture, gastronomy and architecture of France.

A classical cream-coloured and elegant Haussmann building —a symbol of Paris par excellence since the XIX century— harbours the boutique hotel. The project not only has become the home of the historic brand and an excellent opportunity to let hosts immerse in it, but a complete and unique experience, that blends culinary excellence with creativity, design, modernity, and refinement.

With its gorgeous views of the city’s rooftops to its chic interiors, dominated by fuchsia, black and white, Hotel Fauchon has managed to keep the delicacy and exquisiteness that has always defined the brand from a new modern perspective. And that has been possible thanks to the collaboration between the prestigious architect Richard Martinet and Atelier Paluel Marmont.

The hotel’s decoration includes original designs of furniture, lighting, panelling and carpeting developed by a team of designers, artists and craftsmen who have found a unique way to bring the flavours of Fauchon to its now live design. 

With 54 rooms, a restaurant with a terrace, a fitness centre and a Carita Spa, Fauchon has a lot to offer. Still, of course, the best to start with is with the food, at any time of the day, at Café Fauchon, where you can delight yourself in the sunny terrace, observing Paris movement in real-time, or stay inside, more cosy and intimate. 

Homemade pastries, different types of bread, fresh juices, hot drinks, teas, cakes, exotic fruits, cheeses, chutneys, and smoked fish are available for breakfast. For lunch and dinner, the hotel’s chefs shine at reinventing traditional French récipes. Fauchon poultry with pâté of veal, mushrooms, foie gras and slightly acid juice or carpaccio of scallops with pickles and creamy shavings are some of the dishes available.

Fauchon Hotel has a Chef Service too, which allows you to ask any dish in the comfort of your intimacy, and even In-Room Gourmet Moments. The service will make sure that your wine or champagne will be served within ten minutes since you ask for it. And there’s a Preparation in Room service too, which will bring the chef himself to you to finish the dish on the spot.

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If you are a lover of the most famous pastry shop in the world, this is your personal paradise. Each room has a minibar full of complimentary Fauchon brand delicacies.

J. Garrido

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4 Boulevard Malesherbes, 75008 Paris, France.
Tel +33 1 87 86 28 00

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AlmaLusa Baixa/Chiado, Lisbon’s best kept secret

AlmaLusa Baixa/Chiado, Lisbon's best kept secret

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Now that in Europe we are keeping a close eye on where to travel, Lisbon has become a fairly safe and very desirable destination. 

Moreover, Lisbon is one of those quiet, romantic and very European cities that has made up for itself in recent years in an exceptional way. 

And that is why we are going to present you with a place full of charm where you can stay. It is AlmaLusa Baixa/Chiado, a 28-room and suite boutique hotel set in a historic building right in the heart of Lisbon, offering a smart alternative for urban travellers looking for a more contemporary approach to luxury. Ostentatious perks and unnecessary extras are eschewed at AlmaLusa in order to provide accessibly-priced luxury that retains the elements that really matter for guests – stylish décor, character, lux amenities and truly stellar personalized service.

Set on the historic Praça do Município, where Lisbon’s royal palace once stood and the plans for Portugal’s maritime exploration were born in the 15th Century, AlmaLusa Baixa/Chiado occupies a renovated 18th-century building where Lisbon’s arsenal was housed. It was where weapons and cannons destined for Portuguese explorers’ ships were constructed and stored.

AlmaLusa Baixa/Chiado is made for visitors who want to get under the city’s skin and experience Portuguese culture. The Hotel doesn’t just rely on its connections to the past to capture the essence of the city, but partners with exclusive Portuguese brands. From the beds, towels and in-room coffee right down to the Castebel products, local produce and wines, almost everything here is sourced from the finest Portuguese producers. 

All 28 rooms, among them 8 suites, have been designed in an individual style and are inspired by the history of the building and the Portuguese aristocratic way of life, but with a contemporary approach. Every room is fully equipped with such as high-speed Wi-Fi, an HD 43” Led smart TV, heavenly luxury King or Twin beds, REVO Supersignal radios, safes and Delta coffee and tea machines. The bathrooms feature power showers and Castebel products. 

We all know the Portuguese gastronomy, rich in tradition, flavours and with an excellent wine selection. Therefore, in AlmaLusa Baixa/Chiado you can’t miss its gastronomic proposal under the name of Delfina Restaurant with a menu which celebrates regional cuisine, with chefs using fresh, seasonal ingredients from the Mediterranean larder to craft moreish dishes, such as “bacalhau à bras” (a delicious concoction of scrambled egg, salt cod strips, onion and crispy potatoes). The alfresco dining area is an ideal spot for sipping fabulous local wines beneath the sun.

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AlmaLusa is a place brimming with charm. If you want to breathe the Portuguese culture, this is the hotel to stay. The hotel staff is very generous and helpful. An intimate place to spend a relaxing holiday.

J. Garrido

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Praça do Município 21 Lisboa. Portugal
Tel. +351 212 697 440
info@almalusahotels.com
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A Quinta da Auga Hotel Spa Relais&Châteaux

A Quinta da Auga Hotel Spa Relais&Châteaux

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With Spain preparing to welcome visitors back to its sunny shores once again, this summer presents the perfect opportunity to delve deeper among the country’s lesser known regions and uncover some of its best kept secrets, starting with the historic hub of Santiago de Compostela.

The capital of Spain’s north western corner of Galicia, claimed final resting place of the apostle Saint James and the culmination point for the famous Camino de Santiago pilgramage, the city provides a gateway to a treasure trove of fascinating ancient history, breath-taking untapped scenery and a rich culinary culture complemented by rarely exported wines.

Tucked among the rolling green scenery and just five minutes’ drive from the city centre, A Quinta da Auga Hotel Spa Relais&Châteaux – a new Mason Rose client re-opening from 5th July – provides an ideal base from which to organise personalised itineraries that truly highlight the best of this spectacular destination, with options including…

  • Expeditions through the stunning Ribeira Sacra incorporating riverboat tours along the meandering Miño river, flanked by traditional seafaring villages, and visits to the strikingly steep vineyards producing native Atlantic wines rarely found elsewhere
  • Sailing and horse-riding trips that trail the numerous estuaries, untouched sandy beaches and traditional fishing villages of the Galician coastline and islands, finishing with an unforgettable panorama of one of Spain’s most beautiful sunsets
  • Time-hopping city tours of Santiago de Compostela, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its diverse wealth of history and architecture open for exploration all year round, and where story-lovers can still spot the golden scallop shells that pepper the cobbled streets to guide pilgrims into the city
  • Adrenaline-fuelled adventures from abseiling into the Sierra del Barbanza canyons, to rafting down the Ulla, Tambre and Deza rivers, to diving for shellfish at the Arousa estuary, as well as unrivalled views from above thanks to guided paragliding experiences

When the time comes to wind down, the family-owned A Quinta da Auga promises all the ingredients for a luxurious getaway with a true sense of place. Housed in an 18th century paper factory nestled within one hectare of land, the 51-room boutique – including three individually designed premium suites previously sought out by Spanish royalty – offers the best of the Galician heritage, with original stone walls and rich wood flooring bedecked with an elegant combination of antique and contemporary furnishings and artworks.

The hotel’s dedicated spa and wellbeing centre extends the concept of slowing down and embracing the surroundings, boasting its own flotarium inspired by the mineral-rich salty waters of the Dead Sea. Pampering is on offer in the form of facial treatments using products from French skincare guru, Biologique Recherche, aromatherapy with Aromatherapy Associates and Ayurveda with Sundari, while couples can enjoy their own world of wellness at the intimate private spa. Meanwhile, delicious Galician fare can be found at the alfresco QCafé coffee bar and fine-dining Filigrina restaurant, which exemplifies gourmet takes on locally produced delicacies, such as seafood freshly sourced from the neighbouring Atlantic, all paired with specially selected regional wines.

For weddings and events, A Quinta da Auga’s owners, the Lorenzo-García family are delighted to offer personalised packages in their dedicated spaced that open out onto the riverside gardens, brought to life by seasonal flower arrangements.

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Galicia is a region of Spain with an exceptional tradition, culture and nature. This hotel is the perfect place to stay if you are coming to Galicia for the first time. A place steeped in history, tranquility and exceptional service. The origin of this hotel dates back to the 18th century, which housed a paper mill and one of the most important places in the area, rich in industry.

J. Garrido

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Paseo da Amaia 23b
15706 Santiago de Compostela,
A Coruña. Spain
Tel. (+34) 981 534 636

Price: 120€ to 200€

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Joali Maldives: Empowering Female, philanthropy and eco-art

Joali is the Maldives’ first luxury and only art resort, eco-inspired with immersive pieces.

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Joali is a castaway paradise surrounded by uninhabited islands while just 45 minutes away from Male by seaplane. The Maldives’ first and only art resort, Joali’s focus on sustainability is reflected in its trail of eco-inspired artworks by up-and-coming international designers, including a giant Manta ray treehouse by Porky Hefer and an underwater mosaic coral museum by Misha Kahn. With stylish and on-trend interior design in its 73 gorgeous beach and over-water villas encompassing marble, rose gold and bamboo.
Joali’s impeccable sustainability credentials are further reflected in its commitment to saving the oceans with their own coral garden and nursery, all-natural, sealife-friendly shampoo and conditioner in rooms and a ban on non-recyclable and recycled plastic.

Celebrating its first birthday at the end of last year, Joali Maldives is one of few independent luxury hotels in the region, designed and masterminded by one woman, Esin Gural Argat, one of Turkey’s most prominent entrepreneurs (open to interview if of interest). Designed with astonishing attention to detail in collaboration with renowned designer Autoban, Esin’s feminine touches are reflected throughout; from rose gold taps and marble sinks to mini-libraries of female-inspired books in villas for poolside enlightenment. As the Maldives’ first and only art resort, eco-inspired immersive pieces are dotted around the island in a fascinating trail curated by Istanbul-based female collective No LaB, with each piece portraying a timely geopolitical or environmental message.

Committed to helping empower women in the Maldives, Joali has a commitment to hiring local women at all levels, from beach cleaners to senior management, and funds volunteer work with local schools to help girls and women gain skills needed for employment. On a more general local level, blood donation camps are regularly held at the resort for guests and staff to donate to local hospitals to alleviate the shortage of blood for transfusions in the Maldives. Reducing impact on the environment is another of Joali’s philanthropic commitments, with the resort designed and built around the lush palm trees and foliage already on the pristine island of Muravandhoo. Guests can visit nearby desert islands to clean beaches and collect any litter washed up by the sea and take part in a pioneering reef restoration project alongside the resort’s Marine Biologist to help rebuild the house reef after the recent mass bleaching event. All room amenities are 100% natural and safe for marine life, while the small amount of necessary plastic used is both recycled and recyclable. Joali is working on tree-planting schemes for 2020 for guests to offset their carbon footprint, while a new departure donation scheme encourages support of its partner charities for marine conservation and a local NGO supporting children with disabilities.

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We could say that it is the only art museum located in paradise. Joali combines luxury and creativity in one place and unique in the Maldives.

J. Garrido

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Muravandhoo Island
Raa Atoll, Maldives
+960 658 44 00

Conservatorium Hotel, Amsterdam

The most beautiful and impressive hotel in Amsterdam

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In our opinion, the Conservatorium is one of the most beautiful and impressive hotels in Amsterdam; It is located in the former building previously occupied by the city’s Sweelinck Music Conservatorium which was also, originally built as the Rijkspostspaar bank at the end of the 19th century; the building was conceived by the renowned Dutch architect Daniel Knuttel, reputed for his his ability to fuse simplicity and functionality. In addition, this hotel has been awarded on numerous occasions as the best of the luxury hotels in the Netherlands.

The hotel’s interior design was delegated to the award-winning Italian interior designer Piero Lissoni, who modernised the Art Noveau style by merging it with the simplistic lines proposed by its creator.

The Conservatorium Hotel defines itself as your second home in Amsterdam and we completely agree as you feel from the very first second that the aim of the hotel staff is to make the visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. And they must be doing something right, when they have become the reason why so many guests keep coming back to the capital year after year.

The location of the hotel could not be better, as it is found in the famous Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier), one of the main neighbourhoods to visit in this attractive city.

Leaving the exteriors aside, the Conservatorium Hotel offers an infinity of proposals that will not leave any guest indifferent. Beginning with its varied and ample offer of spacious rooms, which manage to capture all kinds of customers who want to enjoy a quick or long stay in Amsterdam, and followed by their offer of rest and relaxation through a splendid spa from which you do not want to leave.

In the Conservatorium Hotel you will be able to find various sorts of restaurants and cuisine such as the Taiko, a recognized and award-winning Asian-inspired restaurant which has become one of the most exclusive spots in Amsterdam. It is directed by Schilo Van Coevorden who manages to combine beauty, flavour, and texture in each one of his creations.

Another of our favourites is the Brasserie and Lounge, located in a beautiful glass inner courtyard with spectacular windows ranging from floor to ceiling, where you will find yourself tasting the most the most contemporary classics during the day.

Undoubtedly the hotel has become an experience to repeat once and a thousand times, which you would never get tired of.

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Elegant design and award-winning architecture in this magnificent reclaimed conservatory. A luxury hotel with impeccable taste and exquisite service.

Y. Martin

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Van Baerlestraat 27 ,
Amsterdam, 1071 AN NL
+31205700000

Hotel Bellevue, Dubrovnik

An icon of private boutique luxury and design over the Adriatic Sea

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If circumstances allow us to travel this spring, from Herdes we recommend a trip to Dubrovnik. An incredible city bathed in the Adriatic Sea.The newly refurbished Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnikre-opened its doors in April 2019. Hotel Bellevue boasts a unique setting on a clifftop with immaculate water views over the Adriatic Sea. The hotel’s transformation captures the serenity of the Mediterranean setting, reflecting the natural colours of the surrounding landscape through modern and sophisticated design. The hotel is host to 91 blissful rooms and suites, a chic Michelin Recommended Vapor restaurant, a sleek lounge with a terrace, and an invigorating energy spa clinic with ceiling to floor windows to capture the cinematic backdrop.
A getaway to this European paradise would be a very good option after this tourist break that we all suffer at this time.

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A retreat to relax with incredible views of the Adriatic Sea. An ideal place to forget about the busy urban chaos. Let yourself be pampered by the service with its excellent gastronomy.

J. Garrido

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Ul. Pera Čingrije 7,
20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia
+385 20 330 000

Grantley Hall

It opened its doors last summer and became an overnight sensation for guests searching for a haven of peace amidst nature and tranquillity that only Yorkshire can offer.

Grantley Hall is located in the heart of Yorkshire, just ten minutes west of Ripon. It is a sprawling, 17th century property built by the first Baron Grantley and was a favoured holiday residence of the English gentry, where guests such as Queen Mary and the Princesses Royal, politicians and high-society families have stayed.

When you arrive to Grantley Hall, two large gates stand sentry at the entrance to the complex. Once you’ve gone past them, you’ll continue along a path following the course of a river until you get to a wide open parkland surrounded by gardens where you’ll see the majestic, Palladian-style Grantley in the background. 
The interiors feature a contemporary country style designed to highlight some original and completely restored elements such as historic fireplaces, oak panelling and ornamental ceiling plaster work. All furniture has been personally chosen by Valeria Sykes, the current owner, and made by local artisans especially for Grantley Hall. 

Grantley Hall has 47 rooms and suites, all facing its different gardens—turning it into a benchmark in its category. It doesn’t matter which room you choose; all rooms enjoy guaranteed views.

Each room and suite comes with an Italian marble-clad bathroom with a separate tub and walk-in shower, as well as a television hidden behind a painting that you can reveal at the touch of a button. All of them boast the latest technology and amenities. 

Gastronomy is considered absolutely crucial at Grantley Hall, which is why its kitchens are in the more-than-capable hands of Michelin-starred chef Shaun Rankin, who has gone back to his roots, becoming Yorkshire’s most outstanding chef. 

In his elegant restaurant, Rankin showcases what he does best: cooking with local seasonal produce. To this end, Grantley Hall has its own kitchen garden, with fruit trees, vegetables and bee hives. 
Other dining options include Restaurant EightyEight, which serves Pan-Asian cuisine, a restaurant with a more laid-back atmosphere called Fletchers, the Drawing Room, for the quintessentially British Afternoon Tea experience, and lastly, Valeria’s, a bar serving the most exclusive champagnes and cocktails, which are perfect after dinner. 

In a place completely isolated from the world, it goes without saying that it would have a wellness philosophy, as epitomised by The Three Graces Spa, where you’ll find a wide range of treatments available using products by Natura Bissé Barcelona. 

ELITE Executive Gym and Wellness is the name of the fitness facility offering activities you can engage in under the guidance of experts such as Duncan Roy, the Guinness World Record Ocean Rower who has shared his wealth of expertise to create the ultimate fitness experience at Grantley Hall. 

ELITE also offers water activities in the different pools on the grounds. Don’t miss out on yoga classes in the gardens, a truly unique experience amidst nature and silence. 

Ripon North Yorkshire
+44 1765 620070
grantleyhall.co.uk

Janeiro: Front-ocean sustainable luxury

Right next to the Atlantic Ocean, but far from the bustling beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana that define the second most populous city of Brazil, stands the Janeiro Hotel, the last offering of the artist, doctor, fashion designer and philanthropist Oskar Metsavaht. A project that mixes luxury, simplicity and technology and that follows the values of Sustainable Luxury, a philosophy that Metsavaht developed even before the term was coined.

Located in the glamorous Leblon district, the Janeiro Hotel was created in 1975, when the coast-line started to become home to new luxury apartments. Then Metsavaht took control of it, and even if it has been open for less than three years, it has already become a city referent.

What makes Janeiro Hotel so unique is how it manages to combine urbanity with nature through its structure and its design. With diaphanous spaces, minimal and exquisite decoration, its enormous windows let natural light illuminate each corner and offer outstanding panoramic sea views over the Cagarras islands, the city, and the magnificent Christ the Redeemer statue on the top. In the Janeiro Hotel, the landscape is ever-changing and always present.

White dominates the room interiors along with the soft colour of the sustainably harvested Freijo wood of the furniture and the Travertine marble. Rooms have a minimalist design, feature recycled-glass lamps, and showcase design pieces from Brazil’s emerging talents. Black and white beautiful photographs and art books can be found anywhere in the hotel.

From the 53 rooms that Janeiro offers, the main one, the Janeiro Suite, stands out among the others, as its spacious space of 75 m2 includes a king-size bed, a sofa, a swing chair and an integrated bathroom with double shower, a dining table, an armchair and a TV. But the Oceanfront Suite or the Oceanview master suite, which is on the top floor, are also excellent choices. In any case, all rooms include cable TV, coffeemaker, mini bar, radio, high-speed internet and yoga mat and blocks.

The Janeiro Hotel is also the place of two delightful restaurants. The cosy and intimate Janeiro Restaurant offers dishes made with seasonal and local ingredients, like grilled seafood and farm-to-table vegetables. And the Omakase, on the 18th floor, has a menu of raw fish cold dishes and dessert chosen by the chef himself according to seasonality and the freshest ingredients available on the market.

The hotel has a rooftop bar too, next to the outdoor pool, which is the perfect place for taking a Caipirinha while letting yourself be amazed by the fantastic view of the sunset above the open sea and surrounding the magnificent Two Brothers Mountain.

The Janeiro Hotel is the ultimate example that luxury can be found in the sustainable hotel industry and the best choice if you plan to spend an intimate and relaxing break  in one of the best ocean-front hotels that Brazil has to offer.

Av. Delfi Moreira, 696, Leblon, Rio de Janeiro
+55 (21) 2172-1001
www.janeirohotel.rio

Torel 1884

In February this year, the Torel Group opened the doors to its latest hotel venture. A boutique hotel with a history and a design that are worth discovering before paying it a visit. 

Located right in the centre of Porto, a few metres away from renowned Avenida dos Aliados and the riverside quarter of the Ribeira. Torel 1884 is comprised of two buildings—a magnificent 19th-century palace where the hotel is and a nearby building where the apartments are found. 

The concept for Torel 1884 dates back to the cultural discoveries made by the Portuguese in their voyages to Africa, America and Asia. This is why each of Torel 1884’s suites and apartments is named after the materials, substances or items that the adventurers brought back to Portugal, which are now part of everyday life. 
On the ground floor, you can find the entrance and the lobby with works by artists Joao Pedro Rodrigues and Jorge Curval. It is also on this floor where you’ll find the restaurant Bartolomeu Wine Bistro—a great place to enjoy good food and company.  There are two rooms on this floor which look out to the interior garden and which allude to the African continent as they are named “Suleiman” and “Malagueta” (chili pepper).  If you go up to the first floor, which is called “America”, you can find the rooms called “Exotic Wood”, “Exotic Bird”, “Coffee”, “Sugarcane” and “Tobacco”—each of which is exquisitely decorated using materials such as wood and cane, where the colours green, turquoise, brown and black predominate.
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The second floor, which takes its inspiration from Asia, is where you’ll find “Tea”, “Porcelain”, “Silk”, “Tapestry” and “Spices”. Earth colors, an oriental-themed screen and raffia carpets give a subtly piquant feel to the “Spices” room, while the “Tea” room transports us to leafy green plantations, featuring colorful cotton and linen, banana-leaf wallpaper and a raffia carpet as a final touch. The “Porcelain”, “Silk” and “Tapestry” rooms are richer, reflecting Asian luxury.

All rooms are very spacious with large windows and high ceilings that make the most of the architecture of this iconic 19th-century building. 

The 11 apartments – “Ginger”, “Saffron”, “Paprika”, “Coriander”, “Mustard”, “Basil”, “Clove”, “Turmeric”, “Cardamom”, “Pepper” and “Cinnamon” – are located in the Rua das Flores building and are split into 5 categories that follow the same concept as the 1884 rooms.

For more information: www.torel1884.com