Renaissance Porto Lapa Hotel Debuts in Portugal

Marriott has announced the opening of Renaissance Porto Lapa Hotel in Portugal. Located in Lapa, one of the most historic, vibrant neighborhoods in Porto, the new hotel is moments away from the iconic Lapa Church and other city landmarks, such as Casa da Música and Clérigos Tower.

Located on the Lapa’s hills, the hotel offers panoramic views of the city skyline. Local architecture firm Visioarq Arquitectos and interior designers of Broadway Malyan were commissioned to create Renaissance Porto Lapa Hotel as an “Art House in The Park.” Anchored by the brand’s theatrical design concept, the hotel is dressed in pastel pinks and champagne golds with a touch of blue. The interiors utilize vintage Portuguese tiles, while the wallls are adorned with original art pieces from Portuguese and international artists, including a tile mosaic installation by Pedrita Studio, a painting by Isabel Mello, and a piece made of corrugated iron and neon lights by Berlin-based artist Clemens Behr.

The champagne color scheme extends to the hotel’s 163 guestrooms and suites, which have neutral furnishings in walnut wood. All guestrooms have 55-inch LCD flat-screen TVs, sound systems, work desks and USB outlets, plus floor-to-ceiling windows. The four suites offer a spacious living area and private balcony where guests can unwind with views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Renaissance Porto Lapa Hotel

The new hotel has one restaurant and two bars. On the ground floor, guests will enjoy all-day dining restaurant and bar where the brand’s signature Ritual takes place to usher the transition of daytime to nightfall. Four nights a week, the bar will prepare a locally infused “punch bowl” with gins from Porto, seasonal fruit and herbs. Following the Ritual, the space transforms into a venue where guests and locals alike can enjoy cocktails and live music. For panoramic views, the Sky Bar on the fifth floor serves locally inspired cocktails alongside Portuguese-style light bites. The hotel’s top floor is also home to a 55-foot outdoor heated infinity pool and a fitness center with Technogym equipment.

Note: Renaissance Porto Lapa Hotel offers over 5,850 square feet of flexible event space equipped with the latest technology, including an advanced translator system accommodating events with multi-language speakers. There are six meeting rooms of which the largest can host up to 600 guests.

The Renaissance Navigator, the brand’s neighborhood expert, helps guests discover the local culture and destination. Guests looking to enjoy a stroll around the neighborhood can visit Lapa Church; boutique cafes such as Café Guarany or Café Piolho; wineries including Gota or Universo Carmim; antique shops such as Porto de Magia and local favorites including multi-brand store The Feeting Room, Casa Januário and Queijaria Amaral, which are all highlighted in the Navigator’s black book.

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