Born from the skilful reconversion project of a prestigious building dating back to 1750, the Verride Palacio Santa Catarina boutique hotel in Lisbon presents a composite, sumptuous and at the same time minimal style

From the reconversion of a prestigious ancient building dating back to 1750, a sophisticated and charming boutique hotel was born, at the hands of the architect Teresa Nunes da Ponte and interior designer Andrea Previ, equipped with every contemporary comfort.

The majestic Verride Palácio de Santa Catarina stands in the thriving Chiado district of Lisbon, preserving numerous original architectural details intact, absorbing the richness and diversity of its surroundings.

The structure, rebuilt following the earthquake that struck the city in 1755, then restored and refurbished in the 1970s, has maintained the aesthetically clean and rigorous design typical of the 18th century Pombalino functional architectural style.

Where possible, the constructive elements have been recovered, emphasizing the planimetry and the rationalist construction of Pombaline, characteristic of Lisbon in the second half of the eighteenth century. The decorative details have been restored, both in the Pombaline style and in the beaux-art decoration of the noble floor, where the academic style took over at the beginning of the 20th century.

The new project manifests all its contemporaneity both in the solutions adopted for the new building and in the innovative details.

Today the hotel consists of 19 rooms and suites, two restaurants, a bar with panoramic terrace, a lounge and breakfast room with a winter garden and a swimming pool overlooking the city and the Tagus River. The interior design harmonized and unified very different spaces, treating the whole and its parts in a sophisticated and apparently light way, compatible with the value of the site and the building.

The large windows of the rooms overlook the old quarters of Lisbon allowing the vibrant urban landscape to invade the airy spaces.

Each room is set up differently: the contemporary lines, punctuated by decorations and works of art, and the pastel colors contrast with the colorful facades of the surrounding buildings. The neutral tones of the interiors, upholstery and fabrics, from velvets to linens to upholstery, are balanced by the presence of custom-made furnishings in wood with brass and bronze details.

For the sumptuous and at the same time linear bathrooms, the elegant and minimal collections of Giotto and Free Ideas taps by Ceadesign in satin stainless steel and satin Light Gold finish were selected: a choice of (timeless) made in Italy design, very aesthetic how functional.