Creating a hotel with unrivaled panache and style
Broadway Malyan was commissioned to remodel the group’s flagship 5-star property in the centre of Lisbon. Located on the famous Avenida da Liberdade, the brief was to redesign all front of house areas including the lobby, spa, gym, skybar, executive lounge and the 250 guest rooms. The intervention was designed to update and refresh the classic style of the hotel using a range of concepts that focused on emphasising its historic glamour while retaining its strong Lisbon identity with the blues of the sky and river inspiring the entire project.
Making an entrance
The voluminous lobby is the centrepiece of the historic hotel and has been transformed with a new glazed ceiling, flooding the space with natural light and showcasing the city’s unique blue sky. A spectacular interior garden has been created in the heart of the lobby while the introduction of new gold screens together with long blue velvet curtains in all corners reinforces the luxurious aesthetic and ambience of this new space.
The selected fabrics are mostly velvets with several patterns that all together reflect the perfect symbiosis between the classic and the contemporary while strategically located artworks create an air of restrained sophistication.
This approach is continued in the refurbished guest rooms where contemporary furniture pieces are complimented with high quality materials such as marble, gold metal and leather and a neutral colour scheme with hints of blue.
The project saw the creation of a new executive lounge for the exclusive use of the hotel’s VIP guests. Bedecked in noble materials such as Calacatta marble, velvets and sucupira wood, the luxurious space offers the calm of a library and the under-stated grandeur of a Gentleman’s Club.
Our approach is very much about refreshing and accentuating the hotel’s existing classic style with a series of contemporary interventions and installations.
The new restaurant is inspired by the concept of ´cervejaria portuguesa’ or Portuguese brewery with a large central counter of emperor marble and sucupira wood at the heart of the new design. Large screens and a wine cellar have been introduced to give this space a new character while the existing elements of wood columns and chandeliers reference the hotel’s original decor.
The charismatic new restaurant offers an intimate atmosphere to rival anything the Portuguese capital has to offer.
The completely renewed SkyBar offers a unique perspective over one of the Europe’s great cities. A new curved staircase creates a spectacular new arrival to the rooftop terrace while the backlit bar area creates a new central focas with straight lines of the mainly white furniture offers a symetrical counterpoint to curves of the staircase and bar. The new toilets offer an artistic intervention in the space, painted by a portuguese artist to provide a contemporary contrast from the rest of the hotel.