The Hills Are Vibrant And Full Of Life
While Lisbon is famous for its melancholic, mandolin-accompanied music, Fado, the city itself offers a different mood entirely. Colorful buildings line the narrow streets of the Alfama neighborhood, where cafes serve strong espresso and pastelerias dish out regional sweet treats. Yellow trams traverse Lisbon’s steep hills, while the ornate 16th-century UNESCO World Heritage site Jerónimos Monastery lies along the dazzling waterfront.
Recently Re-Opened after a Top to Bottom refurbishment (July 2019), Bairro Alto Hotel Lisbon, is a 5-star boutique hotel in central Lisbon, located in the heart of historic downtown, between two of the most emblematic city districts, the bohemian Bairro Alto and the chic, cultural and trendy Chiado.
The view from the exclusive top-floor Terrace BA is one of the most stunning around, and ranks among the top hotel terrace vistas in the world.
Of note: I am a Preferred Partner with this hotel. Enjoy complimentary VIP amenities when booking with me (e.g. room upgrade, early check-in, late check-out, daily breakfast, complimentary WiFi, and one lunch or dinner for up to two people per room).
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If you ever wonder why you’re seeing so many mentions of Portugal in the travel press these days — well, it’s because of hotels like AlmaLusa Baixa/Chiado, a fantastically stylish boutique hotel built in a heritage building that began its life in the 17th century as the city’s arsenal. Simply put, if they keep opening hotels like this, we’re going to keep on writing about them. That’s just how this works.
The location seems an odd one, at first glance, for an ultra-hip design hotel — the Praça de Munícipio square is historic but not exactly a hipster neighborhood. But sometimes the best hotels make an oddball setting their own, and that’s what’s happening here. AlmaLusa’s designer, Giano Gonçalves, let the constraints of this protected landmark building guide him, and the result beautifully spans centuries, with period architectural details comfortably coexisting with the latest technology, the whole thing a timeless, eclectic, uncategorizable fantasy.
I can offer special discount booking & amenities:
• Free upgrade at the time of booking, subject to availability
• Complimentary upgrade upon hotel check-in, based upon availability
• Guaranteed late check out at 2pm
• Departure gift
• Stay 5 or more nights and receive complimentary transfers from and to the Lisbon Airport
• AlmaLusa Teddy Bear and chocolate cake delivered to your room on arrival
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The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection
Departure: Sept 3, 2021
Soak up the sun at the gorgeous gateway to the Costa del Sol, then wend past the Barbary apes in the UK’s last overseas territory in mainland Europe and toward the capital of Andalusia, where fiery flamenco reigns supreme.
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page updated: July 2020