Kempinski Laje de Pedra

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design Hotel – Luxury
  • Company/Firm
  • Lead Designer
    Douglas Tolaine
  • Other Designer(s)
    Fernando Vidal, Raquel Valdivia, Giovanni Campari, Paula Caçador, Fátima Oliveira
  • Architect
  • Interior Designer
    Perkins&Will and Patricia Anastassiadis
  • Hospitality
    Kempinski Hotels
  • Construction Company
    TBD (overall) + MCW (Parking Building)
  • Photo Credit
    Renderings - Neorama
  • Location
    Canela, Brazil
  • Project Date
  • Developer
    LDP Canela S/A

Situated on a cliff in Canela with a breathtaking view over the Vale do Quilombo Eco Reserve, the hotel has been designed to be the most outstanding luxurious inland resort in Brazil, by carrying the spirit of this well-known hotel icon into the present after an extensive renovation and modernization. A project that honors the local nature, culture and history. The proposal provides a local experience to guests and visitors, modernizing the spaces and respecting the hotel's historic identity, keeping original design main lines. The main challenge was balancing a vision for the future with the history and tradition of Laje de Pedra. It is not simply a hotel project, but the rescue of a destination with a deep urban and cultural impact.