Lisbon: a new Pousada
Portuguese hotel group Pestana The Hotel Group recently opened a new facility in the heart of Lisbon, the Pousada de Lisboa. Perfectly located right in the Portuguese capital on the corner of the famous Praça do Comércio, a few hundred meters away from the Tagus and near the oldest café in Lisbon – A Brasileira, this was once the Ministry of Interior Affairs. The hotel has 90 rooms, bathed in light and boasting superb views over the river and the Castle of Sao Jorge, they are designed in the spirit of a luxury boutique-hotel. The elegant legacy of the past: the high ceilings of the 18th century and original structures enriched with art loaned from various museums, has been carefully preserved and enhanced. The hotel also features an indoor pool, a spa and a fitness room, which should be highlighted: it is not necessarily the case in a historical building in the city center ! A. F.-M.