People often forget the Azores when booking a holiday but in recent years the archipelago is finally getting the recognition it deserves. The incredible islands have an unbelievable amount to offer and are one of Europe’s most breathtaking natural havens. The Furnas Boutique Hotel is a luxury hotel which offers visitors a stunning experience to connect with nature and to truly relax.
Located on the São Miguel Island, in the valley of the Furnas, which is the area with the most concentrated thermal waters in Europe, the Furnas Boutique Hotel is truly a remarkable luxury experience bathed in the peace and tranquillity of nature.
The interior design is reflective of the relaxation you will experience during your stay. The beautiful combination of modern and traditional influences creates a stunning balance and helps visitors to find their zen whilst connecting to nature. The use of an earthy and down-to-earth palette of greys and browns as well as the stone elements truly integrates the Furnas Boutique Hotel into its surroundings.
The Hotel offers a wide range of experiences for each type of traveller. From the adventure and sports enthusiasts to nature lovers, there is something to do for everyone.
The Furnas Boutique Hotel also has its stunning À Terra restaurant. The natural fruits of nature and the rustic lifestyle inspire the incredible food here. With a menu boasting plates that will bring you the most delicious aromas, textures and tastes.
The Thermal Spa at this luxury boutique hotel must not be overlooked. This is the perfect place to unwind and appreciate the true tranquillity of the island. The Furnas Boutique Hotel boasts both an outdoor and indoor thermal experience pools.
Of course they also have a sauna and Turkish bath as well as a luxuriously wide range of spa treatments from exfoliations, massages, hidromassages and even reflexology. This spa leaves nothing to be desired and you will leave completely relaxed.
When booking your next holiday to Europe do not forget to take a look at what the Azores has to offer and in particular the Furnas Boutique Hotel, the perfect place to take everything in and unwind.
Hotels are one of the oldest symbols of luxury, so much so that Coco Chanel famously chose The Paris Ritz as her home for over thirty years. In the accessible age of luxury e-commerce and iPad applications, hotels have survived and prospered in remaining truly exclusive experiences, the quintessential definition of luxury.
Where the affluent choose to rest their heads, when on business, holiday or simply escaping the daily grind, is where some of the most unique, elaborate and luxurious designs in architecture and interior design can be found.
Hotel Interior Design investigated the creative minds behind these opulent concepts and presents a round up of ten of the most prominent hotel designers today.
Hirsch Bedner Associates, Atlanta
Hirsch Bedner Associates create some of the most indulgent hotels in the world. Consistently setting new standards for luxury, comfort and innovation, in hospitality interior design, they collaborated with renowned Maison Givenchy to design their Mauritian spa at Hotel Le Touessrok.
The Kelly Wearstler agency is a comprehensive design studio, assisting clients with interior design and artistic direction, product, textile and furniture design, graphic design and luxury lifestyle public relations and marketing. The agency works with a distinguished clientele within hotels and resorts, offices, restaurants, retail boutiques and residences and has one of the most opulent, exciting and individual styles of design in the industry.
With studios in New York and Toronto, Yabu Pushelberg is divided into six teams, comprised of design and project management personnel, specialising in luxury design. The firm was honoured with the Platinum Circle Award for their exceptional achievement in the hospitality industry whilst partners George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg have been inducted into the Interior Design magazine Hall of Fame.
Founded by Pierre Yves Rochon in 1979, PYR is world-renowned for its award-winning luxury hospitality interior environments. Their extensive experience within the luxury hospitality sector has enabled the firm to offer a comprehensive array of interior architecture and design services, including programming, conceptual development, schematic design, design development, FF&E specification, contract documentation and construction administration.
Denniston International Architects & Planners, Malaysia
Denniston is a consulting firm structured to provide comprehensive design services in the fields associated to the hospitality industry, including site planning, architecture, interior design and hardscape. Belgian Jean-Michel Gathy is the principal designer, in 2006 he was inducted into the ‘Platinum Circle of Hospitality Design’ and honoured as an industry figure, whose career and achievements have contributed significantly to the world of hotel design.
Tihany Design is a multidisciplinary design atelier with expertise in a broad range of projects with concentration on hospitality design. Tihany Design’s aesthetic is self-described as ‘an unexpected integration of harmony and design’ with a focus on locality and the culture in which the project is installed.
Chhada Siembieda and Associates, Hong Kong, Shanghai
Founded by Chandu Chhada and Don Siembieda in 1980, Chhada Siembieda and Associates offers interior design and related services, specialising in international hotels and resorts. The firm has currently completed some ninety projects worldwide, for clients such as Conrad International, Four Seasons, Hilton International and Hyatt International.
Jaya International is an international agency based in Jakarta, Indonesia, specialising in architectural and interior design. Starting with involvement in leading hotel development in Bali, the agency has now completed projects in Singapore, Malaysia, Paris, India, Oman, Dubai, San Francisco and the Caribbean.