Luxury awaits in the Portugal’s hilly capital city this autumn. The stylish Corinthia Hotel Lisbon has unveiled the first phase of a €15m guest bedroom and suite makeover. Good news for gourmand travelers too – it’s also opened a sleek new restaurant, Erva.
Guests can now check into the five-star hotel for fully revamped Superior rooms (now called Deluxe rooms), Junior Suites (re-named Deluxe Junior Suites) and corridors.
London-based interior designers Goddard Littlefair are the masters behind the makeover. Cloaked in a relaxing colour palette of light blues, greys and beiges, the new rooms are both beautiful and spacious.
Deluxe Junior Suites include bespoke furniture and walk-in wardrobes from local Portuguese cabinetmakers, marble bathrooms, tropical rain showers and premium toiletries from ESPA. On the walls, marvel at art depicting local subjects from native photographer Nuno Cera and figurative painter Susana Bravo.
The little details count. State-of-the-art technology plays a key part in the refurbishment, with US, European and US plug sockets and USB ports conveniently located next to the bed (and incorporated into tables in the suites). There’s also touch sensor lighting is sited at the bedside to help create different lighting moods.
For Corinthia Hotel Lisbon’s General Manager Roderick Micalle, the project is imperative. “We need to keep our product relevant to our guests and this renovation takes us into the future with a more residential feel to the rooms, softer tones and state-of-the-art technology,” he told FOUR.
However, the hotel is not stopping there. Phase two of the refurbishment will commence before the year end and redesign the Executive Suites and create the design of new suites. By the end of 2019 all 518 rooms of Corinthia Hotel Lisbon will be completed.
Edible Enchantment at Erva
Hot on the heels of Tom Kerridge’s opening in Corinthia’s flagship London hotel comes world-class, authentic Portuguese cuisine at Erva.
Think Octopus carpaccio, bacalhau (cod) straight from the Atlantic, sweet pastel de nata and fine ports – all crafted by Chef Carlos Goncalves. Sink your teeth into the best Portuguese food as well as international favours.
With 90-covers, Erva offers floor to ceiling windows, leather vintage-style chairs, rustic wood dining tables, a natural colour palette of dark greens and browns accented by living walls, and selected artworks from contemporary Portuguese artists.
Sip signature cocktails created by Bars Manager Nelson Antunes as well as drafts, bottled and artisan beers, liqueurs, wines and spirits.
Rooms start from €170 per room per night (two sharing). To make a booking, visit corinthia.com/lisbon.