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Reflecting the nobility and charm of historic Portugal, Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon offers itself up as a mirror to the country it was so proudly built ‘to honour.’ Designed with the intention of marking Lisbon’s name internationally as well as the prestige of the Portuguese hotel industry, the hotel is truly a landmark establishment in all senses of the word.
Situated atop one of Lisbon’s seven hills, the hotel’s striking vistas over Eduardo VII Park, St George’s Moorish Castle and the Tagus River provide a dramatic introduction to the diverse personality of the city outside. Inside the elegant 10-storeyed building, spacious interiors house 18th Century replica furnishings and an outstanding collection of contemporary Portuguese tapestries; paintings and sculpture bring examples of the city’s finest art within the exclusive grasp of the hotel’s guests.
Guests of the Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon can soak up some of Portugal’s finest historical, social and cultural delights before they have even stepped onto the steep cobbled inclines of the monumental city outside. The hotel’s original spirit, maintained by the family of its original creator, has succeeded in challenging the usual onslaughts of time and instead moves gracefully into the future, carefully nurtured by a team that reflects the peak of Portuguese hospitality. It is this complex combination that ensures the hotel remains a living (and growing) testament to the history of Portugal, as successful as honouring the nation today as it was at its opening fifty years ago.
The 282 rooms – 272 of which have private balconies – showcase views of the old city and Eduardo VII Park. All benefit from recent renovations and marble bathrooms in an array of striking colours.
Several of the rooms feature an alternative, interesting mix of styles, from the five authentic suites complete with 18th-century replicas by the Espírito Santo Foundation to the ten Four Seasons rooms with original features furnished in an imperial style.
The Presidential Suite, with its intricate frescos, marble-floored dining area, and separate kitchen boasts 270 degree views of the best the city has to offer from its four living room balconies.
Floor Managers further enhance the standards on each guest level, co-ordinating service staff as well as providing an additional concierge resource.
Serving sophisticated Portuguese cuisine, the hotel’s 80-seater Varanda Restaurant is well known throughout the city’s business community for its sumptuous buffet lunches. The hotel’s animated public areas are equally favoured by the city’s most notable residents who visit to browse the specialist boutiques featuring porcelain, antiques, jewellery and confectionary.
Others come to experience the expansive tranquillity of the Almada Negreiros Lounge or to sip a cocktail to the strains of the resident pianist in the Ritz Bar.
Both business guests and leisure travellers have welcomed the chance to escape to the new full-service spa. The expansive area contains an indoor lap pool, a poolside lounge area and separate men’s and women’s steam rooms and saunas.
A series of specially designed treatment rooms provides a huge variety of pampering massage and wellness treatments as well as relaxation areas and spacious changing facilities, designed with privacy in mind.
The Spa is linked by a lift to a fully refurbished 700 square meters fitness centre - including a 400 metre open air running track - situated at the very top of the building where workouts are inspired by the incredible panorama of Lisbon’s low-rise rooftops.