I’m in the process of planning my next trip to Portugal and sadly will not have time to visit the Algarve. Right now, I’m wishing that I were relaxing at the casual chic Praia Verde Boutique Hotel. Charming and unique, the hotel sits at the spot where dense pine forest meet the blue Atlantic waters.
This incredibly beautiful seaside escape is home to 40 expansive suites with floor-to-ceiling glass overlooking the ocean, plus wonderful balconies.
The slate covered, low-rise building is deliberately inconspicuous against the beautiful Algarve landscape. Award-winning Portuguese architect Miguel Saraiva was responsible for the extensive but sensitive refurbishment of the building.
With almost year-round good weather, there are plenty of activities for guests to enjoy, from watersports, to dolphin watching, to bicycle rides, to golf. In the summer, there is also plenty planned for families, such as treasure hunts, painting, and theater.
If you are staying in Venice, PalazinnaG is the place to be! Even forgetting its amazing location on the Grand Canal, this hotel is stunningly amazing. Imagine amazing interior design by Phillipe Stark in an historic Venetian building: ancient framework artfully integrated with sleek modern materials and contemporary design.
With no reception desk at the entrance area, a personalized check in marks the beginning of the tailor-made service guests can expect throughout their stay. The façade of the three-story hotel is a classical 16th-century shell, behind which generations of noble and haute-bourgeois families lived. Classical references abound, and the 15 rooms and 7 suite apartments are characterized by a marriage of contemporary and romantic design—highlighted by unique furnishings, glassworks from French artist Aristide Najean, and sophisticated collector’s items.
PalazinnaG really is a unique specimen among boutique hotels. It does not lose touch with its place in Venice while at the same time transporting its guests to a magical, mysterious place.
You should check it out when you are next in Venice!