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Is this the world’s most glamorous hotel for cats and dogs? All the photographs are by João Morgado. It has been built on a former vineyard in Parada, Portugal. The design is by Raulino Silva Arquitecto. It’s a pet hotel complex which has been shortlisted for a design award which, for me, is unsurprising. It contains a grooming parlour, a pet pool and there is an on-site veterinarian together with grooming rooms. There is plenty of light and it is a beautiful, airy minimalistic design. Of course, the cats and dogs are kept in separate blocks. An internal garden runs right through the middle of the corridor in the dog’s block. There are views from each compartment looking out over the gardens. The dogs will be allowed outside to play in an area secured by a confinement fence (what about the cats!?). The hotel is designed to be easily maintained and cleaned. Raulino Silva Arquitecto was founded in 2011 by Raulino Silva and is based in Vila do Conde.
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