Hotel Favorita has recently been structurally transformed by Nuno Sottomayor and spatially by Sam Baron. The interiors of the hotel that takes its name from the iconic women’s name ‘Favorita’ – meaning the ‘chosen woman’, mixes and matches carefully selected vinatage and modern pieces, allowing it to go beyond purely a design hotel and becoming more of a home away from home with an exceptional attention to detail.
Portugal, and especially Porto, to me, is synomous with amazing tiles from yesteryear and the hotel unashamedly uses a wide selection of beautiful tiles with geometric patterns that complement both the modernist and the traditional furniture used throughout the hotel.
Bedrooms adopt a relaxed, pared back atmosphere. Simple furniture is introduced to spaces with timber floors and white walls, with decorations kept to a minimum.
The hotel that prides itself on being a one off also supports local arts, walls feature illustrations by Julio Dolbeth and Ruy Santos, artist from Portugal’s first design and illustration gallery – the Dama Aflita Gallery in Porto.
(Images via Yatzer)