The Palácio Ludovice Wine Hotel is located in the heart of Lisbon, Portugal, and is former private residence of João Federico Ludovice, architect to King João V. In the early 1700, Ludovice arrived in Lisbon, commissioned to transform the king’s architectural desires into reality. In search of a place to build his private residence, Ludovice found this perfect spot.
Ludovice developed a facade in five floors of unequal heights and dimensions, balconies with stunning views over Lisbon, 18th century white-and-blue tiled walls, a chapel with Masonic symbols and a Hebraic inscription, palatial rooms with stucco ceilings and a majestic staircase. This was the first place of its kind and one to occupy an entire block.
After the Ludovice era, the building was turned into the headquarters of the police. And more recently, it was home to the Port Wine Institute – a historical fact with great impact on the current design concept, including the beautiful Colortec carpets featured in this article.
Recently, the palace was completely transformed and turned into 61 rooms and suites. The interior is tailored to create the ultimate luxury boutique hotel experience and includes 600 m2 soft and luxurious premium quality Colortec carpets made from exquisite pre-dyed wool. The custom carpets feature an elegant design inspired by the vineyards and slopes of the Douro, the place of origin of the port wine.
In charge of the renovation work at Palácio Ludovice Wine Hotel was the renowned Portuguese architect and designer Miguel Câncio Martins, internationally recognised for projects such as the Buddha Bar in Paris and the Opium in London. Under his care and creative direction, the original white-and-blue tiles from the 18th century, the fresco paintings and the stucco ceilings were preserved, and a new and palatial accommodation arose in this historical landmark.
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