Meliá to arrive in Lisbon in 2024

ME Lisbon will be a ‘destination in itself’, sheltering 213 rooms and a contemporary and clean design scheme that celebrates local art and craft…

Meliá Hotels International has announced that it will be making luxury-lifestyle debut in Lisbon next year with the hotly anticipated opening of ME Lisbon.

ME, which is safe to say the most fashion- and design-savvy within the Meliá portfolio, is a collection of design hotels. Each property within the cluster discovers contemporary culture through the lens of its bold, charismatic personality that continues to grow internationally in some of the global cultural epicentres in the world. Put simply, ME Lisbon will raise the bar for luxury lifestyle hotels in the city, following the success of the brand in other major cities such as London, Milan, Barcelona and Dubai.

Render ME Lisbon Lobby Bar

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ME Lisbon will be located on the corner of the downtown avenues of Antonio Augusto de Aguiar and Fontes Pereira de Melo, alongside the Eduardo VII Park and Marquês de Pombal Square. Already under construction, the striking semi-transparent, glass-facade building that the 213-key hotel will reside in has been designed by local architect João Paciência.

The hotel design, sensitively conceived by Broadway Malyan, will also employ the most efficient and sustainable technology to minimise its environmental footprint. The heat generated by the cooling systems in the hotel, for example, will be used as a source of energy for the hot water boilers. The design studio is said to have been inspired by the ‘unexpected’ nature of Lisbon. The interiors will feature a fresh and disruptive style that is also influenced by some of the key attractions in the city itself, such as the arches or colour of the trees on the Avenida da Liberdade, helping create a greater bond between the hotel and its local environment and community.

Render ME Lisbon Lobby

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With 213 rooms, ME Lisbon will offer the perfect combination of design, service and comfort for modern travellers, perfectly complemented by a choice of innovative dining and wellness concepts. It will feature an à la carte restaurant and a choice of international cuisine available throughout the day, together with one of the most popular hallmarks of the brand, Radio Rooftop Bar; a new meeting point for locals and visitors with an elite rooftop ambience and panoramic views.

The luxury hotel will also offer a gym and fully equipped spa and health club, providing guests with everything they need to disconnect and enjoy a total-relaxation experience in the indoor pool, sauna, Turkish bath or massage cabins. There will also be more than 600 square metres of space for meetings and events in 11 flexible and adaptable event rooms. The hotel will have all the facilities required to make it a perfect destination for both business and leisure travellers.

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