From city to coast – Hilton debuts two new Portuguese properties

Hilton has announced the opening of two hotels, DUO Hotel Lisbon, Curio Collection by Hilton and DoubleTree by Hilton Lagoa Azores, as the company expands its portfolio in Portugal…

restaurant and roof terrace at Double Tree by Hilton Azores

Perfectly situated in the vibrant Cais do Sodré neighbourhood of the Portuguese capital, DUO Hotel Lisbon, Curio Collection by Hilton is the ideal base to explore iconic sites, including the city’s famous ‘Pink Street’ and Mercado da Ribeira. The hotel itself offers guests a unique experience in Lisbon through its ‘duo’ concept, which harmoniously combines two distinct architectural styles—a traditional nineteenth-century building and a more modern construction, interconnected by a courtyard that will host an exciting calendar of events throughout the year, offering entertainment for everyone.

restaurant seating, stairs and landing in DUO hotel Lisbon

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“We’re excited to introduce these two fantastic hotels to Portugal, where we have plans to more than double our presence,” said David Kelly, Senior Vice President, Continental Europe, Hilton. “With more than 30 million visitors last year, Portugal remains an increasingly popular destination for travellers thanks to its rich heritage, vibrant cities and beautiful landscapes. With our second Curio Collection by Hilton property in the capital, and our first hotel in the Azores, we’re thrilled to further expand our range of properties and welcome more guests across Portugal”.

handpainted tiles behind hotel bed in Lisbon

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The new hotel is located in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the city, between the historic Rua da Boavista and Rua Dom Luís. Inspired by Lisbon’s rich cultural heritage with a modern twist, DUO Hotel Lisbon, Curio Collection by Hilton features 75 well-appointed rooms, each with stunning views of the Tagus River and the charming typical houses of the city. Guestrooms are finished with locally inspired décor, including tiled headboards hand-painted in the Viúva Lamego factory. The tiled features pay tribute to the Portuguese ceramic tradition, displaying drawings from the factory’s historical catalogue and reproductions of industrial tile motifs.

umbrellas and seating in outdoor terrace in DUO Hotel Lisbon

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At the hotel’s restaurant, Novo Mundo, guests can enjoy traditional Portuguese cuisine with a modern twist, while for those looking for Portuguese delicacies and irresistible sweet treats there’s The Voyage pastry shop. The hotel also has world-class amenities, including a stylish bar and lush urban courtyard perfect for private events, allowing guests to unwind and enjoy all the city has to offer.

Set on the island of São Miguel in the Azores, DoubleTree by Hilton Lagoa Azores marks Hilton’s debut in the region. Ideally located just a 10-minute drive from the city of Ponta Delgada, the hotel overlooks the ocean and offers easy access to key sights, including the Gorreana Tea Factory, Lagoa das Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo, meaning it’s a perfect choice for travellers looking to explore everything the island has to offer.

restaurant in DoubleTree by Hilton Azores

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Each of the hotel’s 101 rooms and suites offer panoramic views of the island’s luscious landscapes and picturesque Atlantic Ocean coastline. DoubleTree by Hilton Lagoa Azores has everything a traveller could need with a restaurant and bar, a rooftop bar, pool and a wellness space. The Frondoso Restaurant & Bar serves a variety of dishes made with local products from Chef João Fevereiro and one of the largest selections of wine on the island. Guests can expect a delicious gastronomic experience, where they can taste the best of Azorean cuisine in a contemporary elegant setting.

For those looking for a more relaxed atmosphere, Mistico Rooftop Bar & Pool offers a cosy space where guests can try natural juices and craft cocktails made with local ingredients from the Azores, whilst enjoying the breathtaking rooftop views of the coast. The Mistico rooftop pool also allows guests to sit back, relax and soak in the natural beauty of the island whilst, the Inala Wellness Space features an indoor pool, a Turkish bath, sauna and two treatment rooms, allowing guests to rejuvenate mind, body and spirit.

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