My love for Portuguese Tiles knows no limits. Palacio Belmonte has 58 panels with over 30.000 blue on white hand painted tiles from the 18th century.
Frederic Coustols , owner of Palacio Belmonte (the Boutique hotel that I managed between 2011 and 2013) and the man behind the recuperation of this Lisbon Landmark from the a pre-announced ruin, keeps bagging prizes for his master work. This time it is the Conde Nast Traveler´s 2015 “Gold List” issue, which focuses on the world’s elite hotels, where the Belmonte is the only Portuguese Hotel. These Portuguese Tiles are featured in the the Maria Ursula room and in the Amadeu Sousa Cardoso suite.