Finally Oporto has its first Design Hotel™, right in the city center, in a building of mid-nineteenth century where the former Teatro Baquet (a theater) was set, restored in an admirable way and very appropriately called Hotel Teatro. A modern and cosmopolitan hotel which design respects the tradition and the origins of the place, giving life to a certain “vintage cool” concept that I would like to see spread all over town. I think that’s also great that both the restaurant Palco (“Stage”), having a Mediterranean cuisine, and the bar Plateia (“Stalls”) are not an exclusive of guests but opened to the exterior, an example of living in and for the city.
The architectural design has a contemporary dash without colliding with the aesthetics of the buildings downtown. The interior design project has been signed by the internationally celebrated designer Nini Andrade Silva, preserving the soul of the set and inspired by the show business and its stage props, with a modern language in shades of brown and gold, which appeal to nature and reflect the environmental concern of the hotel. Getting in through the two big doors with a Almeida Garrett’s poem written over, we are received a beautiful lobby where there is a kind of cinema or theater old ticket desk. The rooms are comfortable and unique, with an urban sophisticated design. It has private parking and free wi-fi internet access.