Client: Martinhal
Date: March 2013

Creating branding and signage for a luxury resort on the unspoiled western Algarve.

We first got involved with this exciting project when it was still in the planning stage. A dynamic team had come together with one shared goal – they wanted to create ‘Europe’s finest luxury family resort’, Martinhal in the Algarve.

Reflecting luxury

The Martinhal brand needed to excite families of holidaymakers and investors alike. A clear and cohesive brand identity allowed us to emphasise the resort's selling points, creating a strong sense of direction and identity that attracted both key audiences.

This overarching identity came across in everything from the spa treatment list and restaurant menu to the signage for the on-site children's club.

Sub-branding

As well as the core branding, we also had a great time creating numerous sub-brands for the many services and facilities at Martinhal, such as the spa, restaurants and crèche.

Signage and wayfinding

From these sub-brands, and using various materials, we produced a signage scheme for across the resort. The signs had to represent the individual facilities while working in harmony with the wider brand and the beautiful Algarve location.