The Best Hotels and Extended Stays to Visit in 2023 according to Esquire Magazine

11 September, 2023
The Best Hotels and Extended Stays to Visit in 2023 according to Esquire Magazine

From luxury resorts to humble hideaways, Esquire Magazine has rated 21 global hotels as a must-go visit! and Casa da Companhia, Vignette Collection (Porto) is one of the preferences.

With its sprawling (admittedly hilly) streets, bars (check out Aduela, where you grab a drink and pretend to be a local), and culture (the Serralves Foundation, overflowing with Calder and Miró, is a must-visit), Porto is irresistible. The beaches and bluer-than-blue swimming pools don’t hurt.

The most soothing place to enjoy Porto’s offerings is Casa da Companhia, Vignette Collection, a lux, 40-room hotel, from IHG Hotels & Resorts. Located on one of Porto’s prettiest (and pleasingly pedestrianized) streets, Rua das Flores, the hotel was once the headquarters of a port company.

Its restaurant and bar, complete with twice-weekly port tasting and thoughtful menu, continue that tradition. Beyond the well-appointed rooms – try to snag one with a balcony – the treasure is a perfectly-sized (and heated!) pool, which overlooks the city’s Sé Cathedral: quite frankly, the only way to enjoy your siesta or afternoon glass of wine (or both).

And if your legs are feeling achy, you can dip into the hotel’s well-equipped spa and ridiculously swish indoor pool. One of the best things about Porto is its proximity to the wine-making Douro Valley (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Lisbon (a three-hour train journey away).

Good news: the hotel group just launched a new destination – built within in a converted convent, no less – in Portugal’s capital.

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