The hotel is owned by Referência Arrojada SA, a subsidiary of Mercan Group of Companies, and will operate under a franchise agreement with Hilton, with the opening planned for early summer 2021. It will be Portugal’s first Tapestry Collection property.
There will be plenty for the hotel’s adventure-seeking guests to discover in the local neighbourhood – a UNESCO World Heritage Site steeped in rich heritage with a vibrant nightlife. Some of Porto’s main tourist attractions, including the 12th century Sé Cathedral, Clérigos Tower and Livraria Lello, are within 10 minutes’ walk away from the hotel. Guests will also enjoy easy access to major transport hubs, including the decorative São Bento Train Station, located a few minutes’ walk from the hotel, and Francisco Sá Carneiro International Airport, a 20km drive away.
Jordi Vilanova, President of Referência Arrojada SA and Vice-President of Mercan Group of Companies, said: “We are very happy to announce our partnership with Hilton to operate this hotel under Tapestry Collection, which is perfectly suited to the property and neighbourhood. Porto continues to attract travellers from all over the world and we are confident that with its unique style and prime location in Porto’s cultural hub, this hotel will quickly become a favourite with guests seeking original, upscale hospitality.”