Corinthia Hotels marked the tenth anniversary of the reopening of Corinthia Hotel Lisbon in Portugal with the inauguration of the newly renovated lobby, reception area and lounge bar. The renovations were managed by London based interior designers Goddard Littlefair. The new look has created a luxurious, high-end ‘residential’ feel.
The lobby now features new luxurious leather sofas, lounge chairs, cocktail tables and hand-tufted carpets crafted in Portugal, transforming it into a warm and vibrant social place with soft colors and furniture where people will sit and enjoy the space. The reception area has become more approachable making the check in process more personal and intimate.
The lounge bar has a whole new look which has infused the area with a renewed energy and social vibe. This new look was designed to extend the theme of the warm ‘residential’ concept where guests can enjoy a more intimate atmosphere and feel more privacy and comfort.
The renovation has added subtle Portuguese details and finishes to link the hotel to its city, such as the tooled leather panels on the front of the reception desk that echo the tradition of leather craftsmanship in Portugal.
Also to mark its 10th year anniversary the hotel specially commissioned art from three local artists to reflect the city’s rich history and diverse Portuguese culture. Inspired by his dreams, Diogo Navarro one of the three lobby artists, painted eight large imaginary landscapes of Lisbon in soft tones. In spite of using multiple materials and techniques he was able to simplify the reality and amplify the good things he feel about the city. Maria Antónia Santos presents six paintings inspired by the nature in the multitude of forms and colors, inviting us to the contemplation. Susana Bravo, an extraordinary storyteller, realistic, hyper provocative, arouses in the observer their natural curiosity around pictures of Portuguese life style.
“We are very proud of our hotel in Lisbon,” says Group Chairman Alfred Pisani. “It is one of the largest hotels in the capital, which we re-opened ten years ago and since then we have carried out a tremendous amount of improvements. We purchased the hotel when it was operating as a four star property and showing heavy wear and tear. Consequently, two years following acquisition, the board decided to shut down the hotel and carry out a major investment to reposition the property to a five star level.”
Corinthia is a collection of hotels founded by the Pisani family of Malta. The Corinthia portfolio includes the newly-opened flagship Corinthia Hotel in London, as well as award-winning Corinthia Hotels in Budapest, Malta, Prague, St Petersburg, Tripoli and Lisbon. Corinthia Hotels is owned by International Hotel Investments (IHI), a publicly-traded company in Malta. CHI Hotels & Resorts Limited is a wholly-owned member of the IHI Group which manages Corinthia Hotels. To inquire about reservations at the Corinthia Hotel Lisbon, visit the hotel’s website.