Beyond Borders: MCM’s Legacy of Luxury in Hotel Architecture

Meet Miguel Câncio Martins – Architecture & Design Lda. who has received yet another Luxury Lifestyle Awards victory in the category of Best Luxury Hotel Architecture for the second consecutive year. This year, they were awarded for their outstanding work on the Mamula Island Hotel in Montenegro.

Based in Lisbon, Portugal, MCM Architecture & Design is a vibrant firm known for its innovative approach across residential, hospitality and commercial projects. The company was founded by Creative Director, Miguel Câncio Martins, who leads his diverse team to pay meticulous attention to detail that have earned them a reputation for creating inspiring spaces.

Mamula Island Hotel is nestled in Montenegro’s picturesque Boka Bay, is truly a remarkable destination, as the Mamula Island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a historical 19th-century fort that was carefully restored.

Standing as a testament to their prowess and commitment to preserving heritage, The Mamula Island Hotel project started in 2017 and was completed in 2022, collaborating closely with local authorities to ensure every restoration detail was precisely overseen to maintain authenticity.

Noteworthy is the project’s sustainable ethos, with MCM Architecture & Design integrating energy-saving measures to minimize environmental impact while harmonizing with the island’s natural beauty. Partnering with WESTUDIO for exquisite interior design, Mamula Island Hotel offers guests a refined and elegant experience, further enhancing its allure.

The company is renowned for shaping landscapes, creating remarkable destinations, and redefining luxury living, that has garnered acclaim both domestically and internationally. Miguel Câncio Martins – Architecture & Design Lda. continues to set new standards in the design industry, leaving a lasting impression on iconic destinations worldwide.

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