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 which various oriental elements – such as the impressive 4x3-metre entrance door – play a vital role in the relaxed zen-like image of the hotel. With water and harmony with the surrounding nature as the basis for the Aquapura concept, the hotel is a perfect retreat in the stunning area of Vale do Douro. As Lisbon’s first Design Hotel, Fontana


Park perfectly symbolises Nini Andrade Silva’s fusion between east and west. A true urban retreat, the hotel has a cosmopolitan and minimal feel, dominated by black and white and unexpected touches of green, purple and natural materials, which take us to distant exotic destinations. Set in the centre of the capital, Fontana Park features different spaces in an interesting play bet - ween light and shadow, natural and industrial, interior and exterior, and is the perfect location from which to discover Lisbon. In Madeira, the designer developed a concept that remains relatively untapped in Portugal: a hotel entirely dedicated to winemaking.


Respecting the island’s cultural roots and with the wine and its production cycles as


inspiration, The Vine is considered one of the most special hotels in Funchal. Taking us through the different seasons of the year through a palette of natural colours, with greens, greys, purples and browns, the hotel has a unique ambience, where sophistication and nature come together superbly. Eclectic, luxurious and perfectly placed within the surrounding landscape, the hotel itself - created by Catalan architect Ricardo Bofill - is undoubtedly one of Nini Andrade Silva’s most impressive hotel projects.


Bearing in mind that a hotel should be a welcoming and unusual place, the Madeiran designer believes that the whole experience begins at the reception: “Guests should be surprised as soon as they enter the hotel. However, the bed is the most important piece; it should be of a good quality and have fantastic sheets. As I’m always travelling, and hotels are practically my second home, the bed plays an essential role to relax after a long trip, but it’s not the only element to keep in mind. The staff’s pride in their work is also important. The energy they convey when doing certain tasks and the way they make 


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 Localizado no centro da capital, o Fontana Park apresenta nos diversos espaços um interessante jogo entre luz e sombra, entre natural e industrial, entre interior e exterior, sendo o local ideal para partir à descoberta de Lisboa. Já na Madeira, a designer desenvolveu um


conceito ainda pouco explorado em Portugal, um hotel inteiramente dedicado à vinicultura. Respei- tando as raízes culturais da ilha e tendo o vinho e os seus ciclos de produção como inspiração, o The Vine afirma-se como um dos hotéis mais especiais do Funchal. Transportando-nos pelas diversas estações do ano através de uma palete de cores naturais como o verde, cinza, roxo e castanho, o hotel apresenta um ambiente único, onde sofisti- cação e Natureza se fundem de forma exemplar. Ecléctico, luxuoso e enquadrando-se na perfeição no cenário circundante, o hotel - que contou com um projecto de arquitectura do catalão Ricardo Bofill - é sem dúvida um dos mais impressionantes hotéis assinados por Nini Andrade Silva. Considerando que um hotel deve ser um local


acolhedor e fora do comum, a designer madeirense refere que toda a experiência se inicia “na recepção, o hóspede deve


sentir-se surpreendido no momento em que entra no hotel. No entanto a 


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