Lisbon’s Bairro Alto Hotel to Reopen in September

Overlooking the Praça Luis de Camões, Lisbon’s main square, the Bairro Alto Hotel is a beloved historic establishment in the heart of the Portuguese capital. In February 2016, the luxury hotel embarked on a renovation and expansion project, followed by a complete closure in November 2017 for the work. Pritzker-prize winning Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto Moura was recruited to oversee the restoration, which includes the addition of the adjacent 18th-century building to add 33 additional guestrooms. This new addition will also house a “concept restaurant” serving “bohemian Lisbon flavors,” a new meeting and events space, plus a wellness area with a fully equipped gym and an area for massages/spa treatments.

Slated to open in September 2018, the Bairro Alto Hotel will have a total of 87 rooms, including 10 suites, six interconnecting suites and two signature suites—some of which have river views. A hotel highlight—destined to become a popular hang-out for locals—will be the new panoramic terrace where you can enjoy a meal or sunset cocktail. 

Portugal continues to soar in popularity among travelers, with Lisbon attracting more and more Americans. 

Free Luxury Travel Newsletter

Like this story? Subscribe to The Dossier

Luxury Travel Advisor’s only newsletter, covering unique destinations and product news for affluent travelers. Delivered every Tuesday & Thursday.

The Bairro Alto Hotel is a member of Leading Hotels of the World. In other news from LHW, the Datai Langkawi will soon show off a renovation, along with Oslo’s Hotel Continental and the Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo. On the horizon: The Houghton will open in Johannesburg, South Africa in January 2019.

Related Articles

The Chedi Andermatt Launches New Penthouse Suite

The Pavilions Madrid Officially Opens in Spain

The 50 Best Boutique Hotels in Europe

Artisans of Leisure Debuts New Portugal Tours

Suggested Articles:

Ovation's luxury leisure advisors say the top emerging international destinations include Puglia and Sicily, Croatia, Japan, Rwanda and Tanzania.

These are the places to see and be seen, with exclusive rooftop pools, famous guests and sumptuous spas. Check them out here.

The new property, called Four Seasons Hotel Lanai at Koele, A Sensei Retreat, is scheduled to open November 1. Here's an inside look.