Designed by architect Nuno Leónidas, Myriad by SANA Hotels has recently opened as SANA Hotel’s first five-star hotel in Portugal. Majestically located by the Tagus River in Lisbon, the hotel stands at over 143m tall and provides a contemporary setting for a lively mixture of business and leisure. Teresa Leónidas is responsible for the interior design.
The hotel is comprised of 150 deluxe rooms, 26 premium rooms, nine suites and one presidential suite. All the bedrooms feature contemporary decor, bold colours, an abundance of natural light and magnificent views of the Tagus estuary.
The Sayanna Wellness Spa is located on the top floor with exclusive and personalised treatments and striking rooftop views over the city. Adding a touch of romance, the spa offers a VIP suite for two people as well as a glass-sided sauna looking out over the Tagus River, a flotarium and a state-of-the-art gym.
On the ground floor, River Lounge boasts incredible views of the river with a five sense experience, providing diners with an exquisite dining event, designed by executive chef Frederic Breitenbucher. The restaurant also boasts a beautiful terrace allowing guests to enjoy Lisbon’s sunny climes.
The interior design extends and completes the architectural concept, bringing together contemporary style, comfort and sophistication. A silver and black colour palette, pointed with red details adds sophistication and cosmopolitanism to this unique ambiance.
Next to the hotel is the Myriad Crystal Centre, a 15,000m2 congress centre equipped with full HD technology and ideal for business meetings, fashion shows and music events.
On the two wings of the hotel, all the 187 rooms and suites have an innovative concept to get the most out of sea and city views.
Beds take the premium selected spot in front of the window while the remaining spaces also benefit from the outstanding vista. Whether on the bed, or on the hanging chair, taking a shower, or shaving, working or reading a book, the magnificent views are a permanent focus offering an unforgettable experience.
“The interior design extends and completes the architectural concept, bringing together contemporary style, comfort and sophistication”
Guests are able to enjoy the exquisite art of Sofia Courtilles and Miguel David Pino which have been chosen to complement the natural light within the hotel.
A spokesperson at SANA Hotels says: “The Myriad as a complex piece of engineering and architectural build was a challenge since the beginning. Its location and singular requirements made this project a unique opportunity to blend architects, interior designers and engineers as one united front. Although many obstacles had to be faced from the building point of view the task was no easier from the interior designer side, both had to reflect the Myriad’s identity inside out.
“We co-operated actively with NLA in the purchasing of all materials from the chair to the art pieces, passing through all illumination, carpets, sofas etc. This issue was very well balanced between the interior designer (Teresa Leónidas) and our purchase and negotiation area.
“The Milan fair was one of the main stages where we saw the items now displayed at the hotel. Some alternative items were chosen replacing initial choices, always in accordance with NLA and of course the hotel’s budget. In the end we believe the result exceeded our expectations.
“The design realises the perfect integration between the existing concrete and steel tower and the adjacent hotel with complementary foredeck and ‘sails’ – bedroom wings on either side of a voluminous central atrium – turns the whole building set into an ever-present sailboat with 180º sea views.
“The interior design extends and completes the architectural concept, bringing together contemporary style, comfort and sophistication. A silver and black colour palette, pointed with red details adds sophistications and cosmopolitanism to this unique ambience.
“In my opinion, it is a unique hotel designed and built as a docked sailboat on Lisbon’s eastern waterfront. Successful blend between land and sea.”