Yes, we’re a little obsessed with artistically inspired, unique design hotels which is why we’re looking to the unspoken Spanish rival… Portugal. Known for it’s beautiful women, great food, and raw coast, Farol is one hotel we’re dyin to check out.
Perched on a rocky shoreline overlooking small fishing boats in a local marina, this hotel not only benefits from ocean views but a striking visual interior. A daring project from CM Dias Arquitectos, the hotel is housed in a remodeled 19th-century mansion once owned by the Count of Cabral and seems to float above the sea below. Inside, the communal spaces have been redefined in black and white, while 10 of the guestrooms show off designs from Portugal’s fashion elite, including Ana Salazar, Fátima Lopez, Miguel Vieira, who were invited to each decorate a room. Aquatic elements pervade the property, from hydro-massage bathtubs in each of the rooms to the terrace garden, complete with salt-water pool. I see China, I see France, I see Portugal… in my travel pants!