James Ward & Associates

Porto Bay Hotel The Cliff Bay

January 23rd, 2012

Our first commission in Madeira, The Cliff Bay is a luxurious 5 star hotel situated on a cliff top overlooking Funchal with 200 rooms and suites, three restaurants including the Michelin starred “Il Gallo d’Oro”, four bars, health spa, beauty centre, gymnasium, indoor and two outdoor pools.
The photographs are quite recent and since the hotel was opened in 1994 it has been continuously refurbished with new carpets, fabrics and objet d’art by Arq Paula Bianchi. JWA and Paula have enjoyed a collaboration dating back to this project and most recently worked together on the new Navigator Lounge at The Cliff Bay Hotel.

Original service provided: Interior Design (whilst with dBJ)
Team: Martin Gordon and James Ward
Architects: Arq. João Conceição and Arq. Paula Bianchi.
Location: Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Client: Porto Bay Hotels & Resorts
Completion: 1994