THE HOTEL A modern, cosmopolitan, and vibrant hotel with a strong connection to the sea and nature, Azor Hotel features 96 spectacular sea view rooms, the À Terra restaurant, a lobby market, a rooftop outdoor pool and bar, a spa, a gym, and a conference center. Taking advantage of São Miguel’s natural environment, Azor Hotel offers a large range of outdoor activities, adventures, and local experiences. ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN White, rectangular, and appearing to levitate by the marina thanks to the contrast between the inconspicuously black lower section and its brilliant white upper section, the structure that houses Azor Hotel is an imposing work of modern architecture. The interiors are conceptually connected to nature while remaining contemporary and cosmopolitan, with natural and manmade materials abounding in many shapes and forms, such as futuristic copper chairs and wooden power cable reels that represent São Miguel’s positive energy. While the island’s dramatic landscape served as an inspiration for the designer, its intellectual history is also referenced in the library of books from the 1970s.