Farol Design Hotel
the hippest digs this corner of Europe has to offer. Found on the rocky
peninsula of Cascais’s northern shore, Farol’s 33 design rooms mix abstract
features with a faux-period twist to create an exciting and alternative vibe. The
hotel is a remodelled 19th-century mansion once owned by the Count of Cabral.
The aristocratic feel is maintained throughout with gilded furnishings given a
modern flourish by the use of ever-so-cool black and white, making a
contrasting mix of contemporary, minimalism, classic and cultured. Ten of
Portugal’s top fashion designers such as Ana Salazar and Miguel Vieira were
brought in to individually deck out the hotel’s ‘design rooms’ to outstanding
results. The black tones, which
are used throughout blend in with the surrounding beached granite rocks upon
which the hotel is set. The hotel
has one restaurant and a sushi bar and super cool pool and bar area for body
beautiful priming and posing.