Hotel Chic & Basic in Porto goes beyond the tourist concerns , aiming at connecting the city with its culture and inhabitants. A meeting point where the modern lifestyle inherent to Porto is able to meld with the hotel’s own story. The very social nexus, the will to open up the city to both, new visitors and locals, puts forward a design amenable to their needs, affording at once a universal and contemporary outlook in terms of aesthetics as well as functionality.
In this visually eclectic exercise, the design of the spaces plays with a juxtaposition of materials of various kinds so as to offer an informal, yet elegant slant. The melding of industrial with other rather more noble elements convey an almost daring touch of fresh air given the elegant, perfectly balanced selection of colours.