Traditional luxury in Lisbon
282 Rooms / 41 Suites
Check into Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon and your fellow guests could be anyone from a visiting head of state to the lead singer of a famous rock band. This is the preferred address for discerning travelers in a city that is alive with culture, culinary innovations and creative inspiration.
Lisbon itself is a study in contrasts. Its thriving street art scene juxtaposes concrete New School masterpieces with baroque architecture and Old World grace. This vibe extends inside the doors of the Hotel Ritz Lisbon, which first opened in 1959 as the only luxe accommodation in Portugal and one of the finest in Europe. The property joined the Four Seasons family in 1998.
A private terrace comes with the territory in 273 of the 282 rooms and suites, treating you to views of many of Lisbon’s most renowned landmarks, including St. George’s Castle, the Old Town, the Tagus River and the 25th of April Bridge. The interior style is floor-to-ceiling 18th-century elegance. There are three room types — superior, deluxe and premier — and suites come in eight different configurations from junior to presidential. The bathrooms feature liberal use of marble befitting the era from which they were crafted.
On the way to a plush nights sleep, pay mind to the more than 1,000 pieces of art that adorn the interior. Works displayed range from a collection of contemporary Portuguese tapestries to paintings and sculpture. Portugal’s master class is represented, too: selections by Almada Negreiros, Pedro Leitão, Estrela Faria and Querubim Lapa can be admired in the public areas. The hotel’s free art app features a guide to art within the property and around the city.
As its name would suggest, Varanda Restaurant, overlooking Eduardo VII Park, is the place to dine at the Lisbon hotel. Grab one of 20 coveted outdoor seats. Since the weather is stunning most months of the year, there’s no reason to stay indoors. The eatery is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch.
French chef Pascal Meynard’s elegant seafood-driven dinner menu does a deep dive on black truffles with four special offerings that showcase the fungus. The unique offering is a poached pear accented with tonka bean, citrus and black truffle ice cream.
Casual nibbles, sushi and Portuguese delights, as well as drinks, are served in the Ritz Bar, with both indoor and outdoor seating. Artist Pedro Leitão created the piano that lives within the space and the large wine-inspired tapestry.
Four Seasons is known for offering extraordinary immersive adventures that bring you into the heart of a destination, and the luxury hotel is no exception. Over the past decade, the streets of the city have been transformed into an outdoor gallery thanks to artists like Vhils, Pixel Pancho and Nunca.
The hotel’s Street Art Tour includes visits to iconic locations that have been transformed with large-scale installations. During the four-hour excursion led by a guide, you will ride in a vintage sidecar with a driver and experience this unique facet of the city’s jewel-like surface.