January 1998

    Guilherme Costa
Physical Features

Total Number of Rooms: 282

  • Guest Rooms: 244
  • Suites: 38

Number of Stories: 10

Design Aesthetic:

  • Inspired by Art Deco and Louis XVI style, executed by Portuguese craftsmen
  • Bold original artwork throughout

Architect: Porfírio Pardal Monteiro / Leonardo Castro Freire

Interior Designer(s):

  • Henri Samuel (public areas)
  • Fundaçao RESS Foundation (suites)
  • Pierre-Yves Rochon (refurbishments)

History: Opened 1959, managed by Four Seasons since 1998


  • Centrally located in front of Eduardo VII Park, 15 minutes from the city centre
  • Hilltop views of Old Lisbon, St George's Moorish Castle and Tagus River

Size: 1,500 sq m / 16,146 sq ft

Interior Designer: Marc Prigean

Design Aesthetic:

  • Multi-sensory environment with calming, Buddhist-inspired music, Zen design in marble and oak, original artwork
  • Poolside lounge beds overlook Hotel gardens and Eduardo VII Park

Number of Treatment Rooms: 4

Signature Treatment:

  • Portuguese Retreat (90 minutes)

Products: Swiss Perfection, Sodashi, ESPA

Special Features:

  • All treatment rooms have private showers, ergonomically designed treatment beds and ritual chairs
  • Heated limestone floors in change rooms
  • Eucalyptus-scented sauna plus crushed ice fountain
  • Private, curtained relaxation beds with reading light and personal music system

Executive Chef: Pascal Meynard

Pastry Chef: Fabian Nguyen

Sommelier: Gabriela Marques

Examples of Locally Sourced Ingredients:

  • Portuguese seafood
  • Suckling pig
  • Fruit, including Madeira bananas and Rocha pears

Signature Dish:

  • Seafood cataplana (traditional dish) – prawns and clams, coriander
  • Traditional Portuguese lobster rice casserole

Restaurant: Varanda Restaurant

  • Indoor Seating: 80
  • Designer: Leonardo Castro Freire

Lounge: Ritz Bar

  • Indoor Seating: 59
  • Designer: Pierre Yves Rochon

Off-site Activities:

  • Golf – 30 minutes
  • Private sightseeing tours with a photography teacher
  • Tennis
  • Padel
  • Surfing
  • Sailing


  • Number of Pools: 1
    • Main Pool: 18-metre (59-foot) indoor lap pool featuring views over the Hotel gardens and Eduardo VII Park. The poolside spa café features all-day health conscious menu and herbal infusion beverages.

Fitness Facilities:

  • Size: 700 sq m / 7,535 sq ft
  • Special Features:
    • Overlooks landscaped gardens and waterfall
    • Rooftop running track with 360-degree views of the city and landmarks
    • Freestyle studio for yoga, Pilates, dancercise and stretching
  • Sample Fitness Activities: Yoga, Pilates, stretching classes
For Younger Guests

Ritzy Programme features treasure hunt with clues spread out all over the Hotel

Meeting Rooms

Total Size: 1,838 sq m / 19,784 sq ft

Largest Ballroom: 456 sq m / 4,908 sq ft

Meet and Feed Capacity: 320

Banquet Capacity: 320

Breakout Spaces: 16

Private Dining Room Capacity: 80

Unique Meeting and Event Facilities:

  • Grand ballroom windows and terrace overlook Eduardo VII Park
  • Tapestries custom-created by Pedro Leitao
Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Corporate volunteer program operating since 2011 - active members of GRACE - Action and Reflection Group on Corporate Citizenship, and Global Compact Network Portugal
  • Treatment and recovery of waste as well other environmental initiatives
  • Works closely with several local organizations to donate food and other supplies

Special Features

Contemporary Portuguese art collection

Diana Castello Branco
Regional Director of Public Relations and Communications
Rua Rodrigo da Fonseca #88
Lisbon, 1099-039
Catarina Mendonça
Public Relations and Communications Manager
Rua Rodrigo da Fonseca, 88
Lisboa, 1099-039