In the sun-kissed haven of Melides, Portugal, a new star rises on the hospitality horizon, inviting you to indulge in a world of opulence and refinement. The hotel inaugurated by Christian Louboutin, Vermelho, testifies to the designer’s unwavering commitment to beauty, craftsmanship, and the art of living life in red.
Nestled amidst the quaint cobblestone streets and whitewashed facades of Melides, Vermelho emerges as a sanctuary of tranquility, offering respite from the frenetic pace of modern life. Here, time seems to slow to a leisurely stroll, inviting you to savor each moment and immerse yourself in the timeless charm of this hidden gem.
As you stroll through the hotel’s winding corridors, you’ll be captured by a vibrant harmony of colors, textures and cultural influences. From the powdery white and blue walls that blend seamlessly into the surrounding landscape to the intricate frescoes and hand-painted tiles that adorn every surface, the Vermelho exudes an air of understated luxury and sophistication.
Step into the hotel’s enchanting garden, designed by renowned landscape architect Louis Benech, and you’ll discover a verdant oasis where lush greenery and striking sculptures converge. Here, amidst the gentle rustle of leaves and the soothing sound of trickling water, you’ll find solace and serenity in abundance.
Of course, no visit to Vermelho would be complete without a culinary journey through the flavors of the Alentejo region. At Xtian, the hotel’s onsite restaurant, Portuguese chef David Abreu invites you on a gastronomic adventure, showcasing the finest local ingredients and traditional recipes with a modern twist. From succulent slices of duck breast to velvety cauliflower soup, each dish is a celebration of the region’s rich culinary heritage.
During the day, Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation at the hotel’s luxurious spa, where expert therapists pamper you with a wide variety of rejuvenating treatments inspired by ancient healing traditions. You can also relax by the pool, a refreshing cocktail in hand, while soaking up the sun and admiring the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.
As the sun sets over the rolling hills of Melides, casting a golden glow on the horizon, it’s easy to see why Vermelho holds such appeal for Christian Louboutin. With its unrivaled beauty, impeccable service and commitment to preserving the region’s natural tranquility, Vermelho is a symbol of luxury in Portugal’s hidden paradise.