Conde Nast Hot List 2016

You know how much we love to travel. You know how much we love style.

And style is what these 2 hot resorts have in common.

After having been chosen by Conde Nast Travel magasin to figure on the Best New Hotels in the World: Hot list 2016, guess where they are? anyone?

Portugal!

Amongst hotels from all over the world, these two are dear to us: one in the Douro region (north of Portugal) Six Senses Douro Valley, the first of the well renowed chain Six Senses in Portugal -, the other one in the capital Lisbon, named Pousada de Lisboa, under Pestana Pousadas de Portugal group supervision and which is a part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World collection as well.

  • On the terraced slopes of one of the world’s oldest wine regions, Six Senses Douro Valley recasts a 19th-century manor house with unexpectedly modern and colorful flair—making it much more than a place to sleep off one too many tastings of too many glasses of vinho. New York-based Clodagh Design has renovated and expanded a rambling estate overlooking the area’s completely unspoiled countryside and eponymous river. The overall look reflects the region’s deep ties to the United Kingdom and Portugal’s once-vast empire, including Georgian antiques and artifacts from places as far away as Goa and Brazil, with starkly modern and eco-friendly building materials and perspectives. Although some come for sublime spa treatments, fantastic yoga classes, and two pools (indoors and out), stylish folk from around the world are making a beeline for the resort’s comprehensive wine cellar and educational programs (guests even get an electronic key card to access a by-the-glass machine at the bar). When all’s said and done, Naturalmat beds made of sustainable latex and organic lambs’ wool couldn’t offer a better night’s sleep.
Douro at its best
Douro at its best
Room with a view
Room with a view
  • One of the newest pousadas in Portugal Pousada de Lisboa overlooks Lisbon’s River Tagus and the city’s supremely elegant central square, the Praça do Comércio, from where ships would set sail for the New World centuries before. The stately, custard yellow and newly restored 18th-century building once housed the country’s Interior Ministry and is a virtual museum (you could never leave the place and still come away with a deep knowledge of history). The pousada features 90 rooms, a spa, indoor swimming pool, and ground-floor cocktail bar. The Lisboeta restaurant, helmed by rising-star chef, Tiago Bonito, specializes in traditional local fare served under an enormous vaulted dome. For the most luxurious room, ask for the dark wood-paneled Dom Perignon suite, where former Portuguese dictator Antonio Salazar once kept his office. If that sounds a tad ghoulish, ask for a room with a private balcony for tremendous views of the square or a duplex suite looking up to São Jorge Castle.
History & Charm
History & charm
Amazing bedroom at Pousada de Lisboa
One of the bedrooms

Let’s travel to Portugal?

 

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