In 1998, the city of Lisbon hosted the World Exposition. It reclaimed down-trodden dockland along the Tagus River, and built extraordinary contemporary structures, including the renowned Oceanarium. The architecturally-spectacular Oriente Station was erected. And the glass-topped Vasco da Gama Mall opened offering a modern shopping experience. The “Expo” is since gone, but the area, renamed Parque das Naçoes, stands as a testament to Lisbon of the future.
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.
Accommodations at the Tivoli Oriente are perfectly fitted for business travel and family holidays alike. There are 279 rooms with views out over the Tagus River or the Oriente Station. Amenities include individual air-conditioning, safe, mini-bar, Internet access and a variety of international and pay TV channels.
A recent edition to the hotel is the Hippopotamus Restaurant. This street-side dining spot has quickly been embraced by hotel guests, local residents and the business set as best place in Parque das Naçoes for grilled meats. Experience 1.4 kgs of côte de bœuf (OK, to share), chateaubriand, and entrecote. For fans of Portuguese food, Hippopotamus also grills codfish with roasted potatoes and coriander coulis.
After dinner, head upstairs to the Tivoli Caffè for cocktails. It’s has a hip, lounge-y vibe with a beautiful view of the illuminated Oriente Station.
Actually, the Caffè is a nice place to hang any time of day. An afternoon tea or fresh squeezed fruit juice in this relaxing environment is a great way to unwind after a day of meetings, site-seeing or shopping. The Caffé also has wifi access for those who need to stay connected.
Staying in shape during your visit is easy. Hotel facilities include an indoor swimming-pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, Turkish bath and gym.
For more information, visit the Tivoli Hotels website.
Av. D. João II – Parcela 1.14, Lote 3
Parque das Nações
Phone: +351 218 915 100
Fax: +351 218 915 345