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A Hotel in Portugal Devoted to Wine Lovers

Amarante, Portugal is home to the Quinta da Lixa winery, who also happens to have the Monverde Hotel right on its property, making it convenient for visitors to enjoy the fruits of the winery’s labor (I couldn’t resist). The recently opened hotel utilized the old, rundown buildings on site, as well as building some new ones, to complete the ambitious idea of providing 30 rooms. In this month’s Destination Design, we visually take you there to check out these relaxing accommodations.

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The winery hired FCC Arquitectura and interior designer Paulo Lobo to bring their vision to life, helping to drive visitors to their rural location. While adding all the modern conveniences, they paid careful attention to maintaining the historical character of the older buildings, as well as respecting the surrounding environment.

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Throughout the various buildings, you feel a harmonious aesthetic with their use of warm woods and the color green, all of which correspond to the setting. Large outdoor patios extend out from the interior blurring the lines of separation.

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Along with the 30 rooms and catering services, the hotel provides winery tours, a spa, indoor and outdoor pools, wine tasting rooms, and events and conference facilities.

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The rooms have strong connections to the outdoors, letting visitors enjoy the calming, rural scenery.

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What: Monverde Hotel
Where: Quinta de Sanguinhedo, 4600-761 Telões, Amarante, Portugal
How much? From approx. 90 € per night
Highlights: Luxurious accommodations you can enjoy while totally immersing yourself into their wine culture and lush, rural surroundings.
Design draw: 30 minimalist rooms with incredible vineyard views and modern interiors that respect the historical integrity of the site.
Book it: Call +351 255 143 100 or email [email protected]

Photos by Jose Campos – Architectural Photographer.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.