The Algarve’s Octant Vila Monte reveals four new biophilic suites for summer 2023

Launched on 11 May 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 including private BBQs on the terrace, a private yoga class or bespoke spa treatment, there’s no better place to escape to for tranquillity and relaxation this summer than Octant Vila Monte and its new suites.

About Discovery Hotel Management

Discovery Hotel Management is the management brand created within the Discovery Portugal Fund with the aim of managing a set of hotel units. DHM integrates a team of qualified professionals in different areas of the sector. The concept of DHM hotels is based on authenticity, informality and respect for the unique characteristics of the places where they are located. Each hotel has its own identity, favouring experiences in turn with the region and the natural surroundings. DHM aims to achieve financial sustainability and optimise the performance of it unites, through management models and informative concepts.

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Source: Space International Hotel Design