Vidago Palace SpaMagazine Interiors | 20 Sep 2016
ELEGANCE AND CONTEMPORARY FLAIR
The history of the Vidago Palace takes us on a journey back to the beginning of last century, and the reign of King Carlos I, when the project for this hotel was begun. The king aspired to a luxury space, where he could house the royal family, as well as visitors and tourists, who came looking for the therapeutic benefits offered by the mineral waters of the region. Following the king’s assassination and the start of the revolution, the Vidago Palace opened its doors on October 06, 1910. The hotel earned a place among the European spa resorts with the greatest international prestige, especially during the Second World War, and during the 1950s and 1960s. Over the decades that followed, the appearance of different options and the development of higher levels of luxury elsewhere, led to the palace’s closure in 2006.
100 years after it was opened for the first time, and retaining its architectural heritage and the identity of the space, the hotel reopened in 2010. The refurbishment behind the Vidago Palace Hotel’s renaissance was created by interior designers José Pedro Lopes Vieira & Diogo Rosa Lã and by architect Álvaro Siza Vieira, responsible for the creation of the new spa and the clubhouse.
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