After dominating the world of footwear, Christian Louboutin is ready to take on luxury hotels.
The famed designer has announced a new hospitality experience that is gearing up to open in Portugal. Appropriately titled Vermelho, the term means “red” in Portuguese, an ode to his red bottom shoes that made him one of the most successful designers in the world. In 2019, Louboutin purchased a small home in Melides that he was to turn into a restaurant, but the mayor encouraged him to create the hotel instead.
Louboutin is not tackling the project alone. He has tapped friend, architect Madalena Caiado to lend her eye to the interior. Louboutin is laying down wood floods with hand-painted murals on the walls. African and European antiques will be among the expensive decor throughout the structure, exuding the same luxury as his posh shoes and handbags. Vermelho only has 13 rooms comfortably spread out across three floors. Each chamber will consist of vibrant colors, though neither will be laid out the same.
Amenities include a massage suite, where guests can enjoy relaxing rub downs. An onsite restaurant named Xtian will serve delectable dishes such as lamb chops, octopus salad, and braised sardines. Louboutin also employed landscaper Louis Benech to construct a garden for all to enjoy when they feel the need to catch some sun.
Vermelho is set to open its doors on April 1st, beginning at $407 per night. The designer is also hard at work on two other hotels in the area, both set to open their doors in 2024.
Christian Louboutin opens hotel Vermelho in Portugal, under management by Marugal
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