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Hotel Altis completes first phase of five million euro renovations

31 August 2011

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Hotel Altis completes first phase of five million euro renovations

Great Hotels of the World (www.ghotw.com)Luxury Collection member, Hotel Altis(www.ghotw.com/hotel-altis) in Lisbon, Portugal has announced the completion of the first phase of a multi-million euro renovation.

200 guestrooms have been completely refurbished and the entrance lobby will be restored for completion by at the end of August 2011.

The renovation, managed by architects Cristina Santos e Silva and Ana Menezes Cardoso restores the spirit of innovation and vision of the original designer Daciano da Costa whilst creating a more modern, sophisticated and current ambiance.

The original structure was kept in the rooms, with new coatings and original woodwork replaced. New ebony and stainless steel furniture has been placed in the rooms and the décor in the hallways has been replaced as well as new carpets.

The reception lobby is being renovated by the same architects as well as Joao Paciencia. The remodelling positions the service desk in the front wall of the lobby and is framed by black lacquer. A new bar and rest area will fill the area of the old reception desk.

Ruben Paula, Director of Hotel Altis comments, “These renovations arise from the need of an upgrade to the equipment of the hotel, making it more appealing and comfortable to exceed the demands of our clients. Since 1973 Hotel Altis has been an icon of the city and the stage for important events. Now the hotel is preparing itself to continue to be a symbol of modern Lisbon.”

Ideally situated in the centre of Lisbon, a short walk from Avenida da Liberdade and from the historical quarters, the five star Hotel Altis frequently hosts high-profile events and has become a part of the city's recent history.

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For media enquiries, press visits and photos of the refurbishment please contact: Ashleigh Silverman Marketing and PR Assistant Great Hotels of the World asilverman@ghotw.com +44 (0) 20 7380 8564

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