Green, grey, purple and brown are the dominant colours in the rooms and public spaces, the selfsame and varying shades displayed by the vine, as the seasons do their work. And who other than Nini Andrade Silva, a Madeiran, but also one of the most respected interior designers in the world, to give life, soul and meaning to a project already so daring in itself ?! The architectural design is by the no less renowned Ricardo Bofill and João Francisco Caires, who have given it modernity and distinction. This luxury 5-star hotel, a Design Hotels member, is called The Vine and is entirely inspired by the world of wine and by the natural elements of the Island of Madeira. The historic quarter of Funchal, with all its charms, sets the scene for it, but from the highest points of The Vine, the views take you to other panoramas: the harbour and the bay of the Madeiran capital, which prove particularly fascinating when night falls and the lights reflect in the distance on the water and boats.
The Vine is inspired by the world of wine and by the natural elements of the Island of Madeira.
In its 79 rooms/suites and communal areas, such as the two restaurants and two bars, in the spa, the meeting room, among other areas, the décor reflects the richness and subtlety of full-bodied wine. Furniture shaped like braided vines in the Restaurante Terra, deep shades of purple in the reception, and colours relating to every season in the rooms are some of the formats, shades, and materials combined to create a harmonious whole that arouses the senses.
The Vine Hotel is a story to be told, in which the Island of Madeira is the main character. In 2009, it was nominated for the World Architecture Festival, Barcelona, and had four nominations at the European Hotel Design Awards, winning in the Best Suite category. Other important distinctions followed in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Like a good Madeira wine, it is sweet, intense, harmonious and tells old stories, but also ones of the future. Like the sweet wine, time will reveal even more vigour, ‘personality’ and a world of sensations.