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Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon

  • Rua Rodrigo da Fonseca, 88, Lisbon 1099-039, Portugal

    January 1998

    Guilherme Costa
Physical Features

Total Number of Rooms: 282

  • Guest Rooms: 244
  • Suites: 38

Number of Stories: 10

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Design Aesthetic:

  • Inspired by Art Deco and Louis XVI style, executed by Portuguese craftsmen
  • Bold original Portuguese artwork throughout
  • Newly designed rooms and suites in 2021 are inspired by the Hotel’s original pure 1950s style rooms, and while successfully evoking the Hotel’s past, it proudly steps into the present, with each room featuring the most advanced technology for light, vision and sound

Architect: Porfírio Pardal Monteiro / Leonardo Castro Freire

Interior Designer(s):

  • Henri Samuel (public areas)
  • OITOEMPONTO (2021 refurbishment)

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
Spa and Fitness

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

Interior Designer: Marc Prigean

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Number of Treatment Rooms: 4

Signature Treatment:

  • Seven Hills of Lisbon (80 minutes)

Products: Swiss Perfection, Sodashi, ESPA, Ignae

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
  • Spa shop offering Portuguese brands Fora, Alameda, Turquesa, Latitid, Le Trap and others

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

Pastry Chef: Diogo Lopes

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Restaurant: CURA

  • Signature Dish: Squid with hazelnuts, roasted seaweed butter and caviar; Hokkaido pumpkin, chanterelles, pistachios and Indian cress
  • Indoor Seating: 28
  • Chef de Cuisine: Pedro Pena Bastos
  • Designer: Miguel Câncio Martins

Restaurant: Varanda Restaurant

  • Indoor Seating: 80
  • Designer: Leonardo Castro Freire

Lounge: Ritz Bar

  • Indoor Seating: 59
  • Designer: Pierre Yves Rochon

Lounge: Ritz Pool Bar

  • Indoor Seating: 32
  • Designer: Open Book


  • 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
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Off-site Activities:

  • Vintage moto-sidecar tour - Private sightseeing tour where guests can see Lisbon from the ground up as they weave through the streets with a local photographer on hand to offer tips and tricks for capturing the unique and colourful beauty of the city’s most evocative scenes
  • Discover the centuries old tradition of tile painting in Portugal - ­Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon has teamed up with the renowned Viúva Lamego tile-making factory to offer guests this experience; an opportunity to discover a unique aspect of Portuguese culture with a personalised Azulejo (Portuguese tile) painting workshop and visit to the factory
  • Golf
  • Private sightseeing tours with a photography teacher
  • Tennis
  • Padel
  • Surfing
  • Sailing
For Younger Guests

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

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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

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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

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Special Features

Contemporary Portuguese art collection:

  • The Hotel features one of the country's largest and most important privately-owned collections of mid-twentieth century Portuguese art
  • Collection highlights include Almada Negreiros’ Centaur trilogy of Portalegre tapestries, two canvas oil paintings by Carlos Botelho that are a perfect mix of reality and fiction of Lisbon in the late fifties, and Pedro Leitão’s elegant Bambús mural in lacquered wood with mother of pearl inlays commissioned for the Hotel’s entrance hall to the grand ballroom
  • The Hotel also offers a free iPad art app that can be used as a personal art curator and tour guide
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