The Pestana Hotel Group, which is behind the Pestana Palace Lisboa, has a knack for turning historical properties into luxe hotels, and the Pousada de Lisboa is no exception. Situated on Lisbon’s grandest square, the Praça do Comércio, the 90-room property occupies the elegant former home of the Ministry of Internal Administration. Room furnishings combine clean, modern lines with ornate wall moulding, and a neutral color scheme dominated by pale greens and whites. Choose one of the mezzanine rooms for views of the São Jorge Castle, while the high-ceilinged Suite Praça do Comércio offers sweeping vistas of the square and River Tagus from two large windows. The hotel’s RIB Beef & Wine restaurant caters to the expense account crowd, specializing in premium cuts of beef aged for 14, 28 or 60 days, served with a regional touch: Lodosa piquillo peppers. There’s also an indoor pool lined with loungers, and a spa offering a full range of treatments, including a body scrub inspired by the scents of the Madeira and Algarve.
Riverfront Views at Lisbon's Beautiful Pousada de Lisboa
Stay in the new 90-room Pousada de Lisboa for riverfront views and artwork on loan from local museums. Cruisers, watch for new routes heading to Portugal in 2016: A new terminal—outfitted with a rooftop restaurant and a smattering of boutiques—is slated to open at the Port of Lisbon in late 2016. This appeared in the Jan/Feb 2016 issue.