Sneak peek: Octant Vila Monte reveals 4 new biophilic suites
Following its first anniversary, Octant Hotels has unveiled four new luxurious suites at boho-chic farmhouse hotel Octant Vila Monte. Located in the heart of the Algarve, surrounded by fragrant citrus trees and pink bougainvillea, the new Solarium and Secret Suites reflect biophilic design principles to nurture the guests’ relationship to the surrounding landscape…
Launched in the middle of 2022, Octant Hotels eight boutique properties, situated across the Algarve, Alentejo and Azores in Portugal, appeal to a new generation of travellers who seek deeper connections with the world around them. Each Octant Hotel reflects the regions where they operate and ushers in a ‘new latitude of freedom’ for the Discovery Hotel Management group with the eradication of formal check in and out times, closing times for swimming pools, and deadlines for breakfast.
Octant Vila Monte’s new boho finca-style Solarium and Secret Suites offer guests an even wider choice of laid-back luxury, each complete with a private heated plunge pool and garden view terrace. Located in the Casa de Cima building, adjacent to the central hotel, guests can enjoy the exclusivity and calm of this adults only area whilst still enjoying access to Octant Vila Monte’s À Terra restaurant, serving traditional Portuguese specialities, an outdoor pool and solarium, holistic wellness centre and private butler service.
Octant Vila Monte was created as a collaboration between architect Jorge Guimarães and landscape architect Teresa Barão. The hotel’s exterior design combines traditional Portuguese elements with contemporary cutting-edge lines. Outdoor terraces highlight the farmhouses carefully landscaped nine-hectare grounds—replete with aromatic plants, olive trees, water reservoirs, and a vegetable garden. The interiors, designed by Vera Iachia, who has worked with Andy Warhol and Jacques Grange, features reinterpreted materials and elements of traditional Algarve architecture, incorporating decorative pieces created by local artisans among other regional flourishes, such as white masonry, mat grasses, and traditional fabrics.
For guests looking to experience the true tranquillity of southern Portugal, the new Solarium Suite is the ideal choice. Taking cues from the local vernacular and climate, the suite mirrors the visual and spatial architypes of traditional Algarve architecture with geometric design patterns and contemporary furniture that draws on the country’s craft traditions such as basketry and weaving. Outside, a generous garden with a private plunge pool and solarium ensures plenty of space for relaxation, while the terrace, basked in sunlight creates a sense of harmony with nature.
Perfect for couples looking for a more idyllic escape, the three new Secret Suites come with added privacy and a butler on-hand for last-minute reservations at the spa and restaurant. Design maximises the use of social spaces with an outdoor patio complete with furniture and shaded by towering carob trees, and an immersion pool, reminiscent of typical Algarve ponds. Inside, elegant interiors provide an intimate experience in reserved and private spaces.
Each distinct in design, the three Secret Suites reflect the Algarve landscape from the blue hues of the plunge pool mirroring the clear Portuguese skies and white-washed pool emulating the typical houses of the region, to the green pool designed to accentuate the lush gardens surrounding Octant Vila Monte.
With two swimming pools, a tennis court, wellness activities and experiences ranging from boat trips, picnics on a deserted beach and tailor-made unique moments, there’s no better place to escape to for tranquillity and relaxation this summer than Octant Vila Monte and its new suites.