Kew Green Hotels
Confirm the First Two Hotel Management Agreements for Light Human Hotels
Light Human Hotels, the award-winning and experiential brand inspired by the millennial spirit, confirms the first collection of hotel openings, all to be managed by leading international hotel management company, Kew Green Hotels. Light Human Hotels Vila Real Porto will open in the last quarter of 2022, followed by Light Human Hotel Curitiba in Brazil from 2023.
Future Light Human Hotels, exclusively managed by Kew Green Hotels, will include Paris (140 rooms), Porto Marina in Portugal (140 rooms), Miami, Corsica, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
Each of the Light Human Hotels will feature the brand’s signature amenities including gastronomy designed by Michelin Starred Chef Baptiste Denieul, spa services by L’Occitaine, a state-of-the-art swimming pool, events and wedding spaces, a family play area and a kid’s bar. Creativity is at the heart of the Light Human Hotels concept with the hotel showcasing art curated by Muzéo and architecture by the multi-award-winning Atelier Arcau.
Light Human Hotels Vila Real Porto features 124 bedrooms and suites and is nestled within a community of residences and luxury retailers just five minutes’ drive from the centre of Vila Real, an hour east of Porto’s International Airport. The resort is well-located to explore the verdant local area including the lush valleys and towering mountains of Parque Natural da Serra do Alvao and just 20 minutes from nearby Douro Valley, world-famous for its vineyards and breath-taking scenery. Neighbouring Vila Real is noted for its stunning Baroque architecture including Casa de Mateus, Igreja de Sao Pedro, Capela Nova, as well as a fifteenth-century Gothic cathedral.
Light Human Hotels Curitiba offers 180 bedrooms and suites and is located in the luxurious Batel neighbourhood, offering easy access to the commercial and experiential centre of Curitiba, known as Brazil’s ‘green capital (The Guardian) and the “most innovative city in the world”. Bringing together working, moving and living leisure, Curitiba has become the gold standard in sustainable urban planning. The resort is located less than 20 kilometres from Curitiba’s Afonso Pena International Airport.
Winner of the Most Innovative Boutique Hotel’s 2019 UK Enterprise Awards, Light Human Hotels, translated as “a vision of things to come,” are designed to generate human interaction and provide meaningful experiences. A transgenerational, non-binary concept, created with a millennial mindset and welcome to all, each hotel is inspired by local soul and service innovation. All hotels reflect an urban reinterpretation of nature and culture, each differing in design and feel and sustainable through bioclimatic architecture.
“We are excited to announce the first collection of Light Human Hotels in Vila Real, closely followed by Curitiba. Welcoming all generations to enjoy our concept of authentic, sustainable and unexpected ‘places to live, is being delivered through the collective expertise of Kew Green Hotels. Going far beyond the traditional vision of hotels we aim to provide more human interaction, urbanity and wellbeing inside our metropolitan villages.” says Julien Veyron, Light Human Hotels President.
As hotel management partners, Kew Green Hotels set themselves apart by combining years of experience with innovative ideas to deliver outstanding hotel services and by delivering exceptional returns for hotel owners and partners across the world. Combining market-leading technology with expert talent, their Commercial Hub integrates proactive and reactive sales, marketing, analytics and revenue management, to support their increasing hotel portfolio, providing a consolidated approach to deliver growth.
Chris Dexter, CEO of Kew Green Hotels remarked “We are delighted to be introducing this exciting and innovative hotel concept to Portugal, followed by an exciting pipeline of hotels opening around the world. Re-imagining hospitality, through our exclusive global partnership with Light Human Hotels, cements our ambition to become the leading international hotel management company.”