Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon

Traditional luxury in Lisbon
VERIFIED LUXURY
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.

Today, you’ll still witness its original art deco and Louis XVI-style splendor in the lavish marble-covered lobby and Almada Negreiros Lounge spotlighting contemporary Portuguese art along with the timelessly elegant rooms.
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Our Inspector's Highlights
• The sprawling 7,535-square-foot rooftop gym provides a scenic workout — its Life Fitness equipment room, Pilates studio and second studio have floor-to-ceiling windows. But even if you don’t have time for a sweat session, a visit to the U-shaped outdoor track is a must to take in one of the best views of the city. 

• The marble-and-oak-filled modern spa feels much larger than four treatment rooms. Contemporary sculptures add some character to the hushed space.

• A serene 59-foot heated indoor lap pool overlooks the hotel’s gardens and begs for a swim and some quiet lounging on the surrounding day beds.

• More than 1,000 pieces of art 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 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.
Things to Know
• Bring your iPad to check out the hotel’s free art app, which is a guide to art within the property and around the city. The app is not available for smartphones.

• Cats and dogs (up to 15 pounds) can accompany you to the classic hotel for free. They will be greeted with pet beds, blankets, water bowls, treats and toys.

• If you get sick, don’t fret. The hotel keeps an English-speaking doctor on call to handle emergencies.

• While the classic hotel is just five minutes from designer shopping along Avenida de Liberdade, it's removed from the tourist fray. 
The Rooms
• A furnished 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. The luxury hotel provides three room types — superior, deluxe and premier — and suites come in eight different configurations from junior to presidential.

• Accommodations come with smart LCD televisions, convenient bedside charging stations, expansive wooden desks (which also have outlets to recharge phone) and single-cup coffee machines and bars with full-sized bottles of wine and port, a Portuguese specialty.

• The sizeable bathrooms feature liberal use of cream marble befitting the era from which they were crafted. They have separate rain shower stalls and deep-soaking tubs equipped with L'Occitane toiletries.

• On the 10th floor, you’ll find the sumptuous Presidential Suite. It has fantastic vistas of the entire city, a dining room that seats eight, a kitchen, a spacious living room with plenty of seating and a marble bathroom with a whirlpool tub.
The Restaurants
• Overlooking Eduardo VII Park, Varanda Restaurant is the place to dine at the Lisbon hotel. Since the weather is stunning most months of the year, grab one of 20 coveted outdoor seats. The eatery is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch.

• French chef Pascal Meynard’s elegant seafood-driven dinner menu at Varanda 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.

• O Japonês serves fresh sushi, Nikkei-inspired dishes and sake in a cozy setting. The restaurant carries a more eclectic vibe with zebra-print chairs surrounding its eight tables.

• The airy Almada Negreiros Lounge is a popular spot for locals to meet over afternoon tea or drinks.
Getting There
Rua Rodrigo da Fonseca, 88 Lisbon, 1099-039 PT
TEL351-21-381-1400
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LIS (12-20 min)  
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