In Lisbon, just steps away from the fashionable Avenida da Liberdade, a former convent is transformed into a hip, boutique hotel: the Inspira Santa Marta. This four-star “urban oasis” is ideal for those needing relief from long tiring business meetings or a rigorous day shopping and sightseeing.
Cool, boutique, design hotels are springing up all over Portugal. In this case, a “beautique hotel” has sprouted at Praça da Figueira (“fig tree”), in the Baixa district of Lisbon and grown eight stories high. The Beautique Hotel Figueira is a four star hotel offering guests a unique ambiance, as well as a comfortable and restful experience.
In the Belém area of Lisbon, monuments to Portugal’s proud history of navigation sit side by side with contemporary art museums and 21st century architecture. Much like it’s surrounding, the Altis Belém Hotel & Spa embraces contemporary design and celebrates Portugal’s Golden Age of Discovery, while offering a extraordinary comfort and service.
The premier hotel for this unique area of the city is the Tivoli Oriente. Standing next to the Oriente Station, and across the street from the former Expo, this 4-star hotel reflects the energy, technology, art and friendliness of Lisbon today.
The Four Seasons Ritz Hotel in Lisbon is considered one of grandest hotels in the city. In fact it was recently named one of the Top 100 Best Hotels in the World, in a Travel + Leisure magazine readers’ survey. No doubt this honor is a reflection of the quality service and attention to detail provided by the Four Season Ritz.
Situated in the business center of Lisbon is the sophisticated Corinthia. It is a contemporary, international hotel, fully-fitted with modern conveniences--perfect for finicky business and leisure travelers. With superb views of Lisbon’s iconic aqueduct and the Monsanto Nature Park, the Corintha is a comfortable base for your stay in the city.
In 1890, the Count of Cabral built a fabulous mansion on the rocks overlooking the ocean in Cascais. 120 years later, the former estate is now a popular boutique hotel called the Farol Design Hotel.
On one of Europe’s most beautiful seafront locations is an imposing fortress built in the 17th century. It sits on a rocky crest overlooking the ocean; waves crash on beaches below. Two cannons at the entrance sit in protection of the inhabitants inside. For three centuries, the Fortaleza ...