Come to Torel Avantgarde and embark on a journey of art: Inspired by the Avantgarde years, the design of the hotel is reminiscent of the elegance of the 1930s/40s, while at the same time celebrating portuguese artists, design and craftsmanship.
Each of the 47 rooms and suites of this new five star boutique hotel is dedicated to an avantgarde artist and individually designed. Torel Avantgarde surprises with stunning views over the river Douro and its quirky “Avant-Garden”, and its elegant restaurant and bar “Digby” offers contemporary Portuguese cuisine. Located just a few steps from the city center, this cutting-edge hotel with its innovative spirit is the perfect playground for the trendy and curious traveller.
Torel Avantgarde pays homage to art and to the most progressive international and Portuguese artists – painters, sculptors, writers, architects etc. - in history. In line with the spirit of Avantgarde, the idea was to create a cutting-edge hotel with a concept ahead of its time: a place that is to be lived as a piece of art, while at the same time establishing a strong link to Portugal. In order to realize this vision, we worked with Portuguese artists and designers, used the richness of Portuguese craftsmanship, and used almost 100% Portuguese materials. Dominant is the elegant, understated and discreet design of the Avantgarde in the 1930s and the 1940s, with its colors of brown (marron), gold, and materials « nobres » such as leather, glass, wood. The idea was to create an exclusive and elegant space, transporting our clients into the world of emotions and feelings of art and design. At the same time, never forgetting the focus on the guests, ad providing a refined, relaxed environment where they can experience all the advantages of a 5 * hotel, while at the same time, they feel at home. Come and stay in the rooms dedicated to Frida Kahlo, Fernando Pessoa, Leonardo da Vinci & co.