Expansions & Renovations

Portugal's Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa Hotel Set to Reopen Following $16 Million Renovation

LISBON, PT. March 22, 2017 - In April 2017, a new chapter in the history of the Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa Hotel will begin following an extensive 15 million Euro (approximately $16 million++ USD) renovation. The Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa Hotel is one of the most prestigious hotels in the Portuguese capital and has been the indisputable choice among celebrities, business leaders and heads of state for more than 80 years.

Located on the main and most celebrated avenue in the city, Avenida da Liberdade, the hotel will have an expansive, grand new lobby, a new executive lounge, five floors of remodeled rooms, new wine and dining experiences, a ground-breaking spa bearing the Tivoli name and and a new fitness center. The architecture and decoration focus on the elegant, classical and contemporary, where the past and the present merge naturally - the essence of the Tivoli brand.

A Meeting Point in the Center of Lisbon: The Lobby

The cosmopolitan and elegant lobby, a place where leading figures from the worlds of politics, business and art can often be seen, is being completely remodeled. With an eye-catching new glass dome, this iconic space now has even more light and is complemented by a palette of glamorous and sophisticated, cool colors that perfectly match the outside environment. Inspiration has been drawn from French Boulevards, with their flowing fountains, open terraces and paving decorated with patterns from the Pombaline period of Portuguese architecture.

There will also be a new and aptly named Lobby Bar – with a casual feel, it will be ideal for a work meeting or getting together with friends for a chat accompanied by delicious tapas, tasty sandwiches, gourmet snacks and a premium tea service or perhaps a glass of wine.

The Total Luxury of the New Deluxe Rooms and Suites

Guest rooms at the Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa Hotel have been reduced in number from 306 to 286 in order to provide guests with more space and comfort and to exceed the standards made famous by Tivoli over the last eight decades. In addition, a new category of rooms, Family Rooms, will be able to accommodate a family of four in total comfort and with all the convenience a family needs.

Exclusive and welcoming, the Suites at the Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa Hotel have a new premium service for guests, with an exclusive team to organize one’s stay and attend to every need when one is in residence at the hotel. Included in the services offered are complimentary transfers between the hotel and the airport plus curbside check in and check-out. All the suites will have Bulgari and Hermès amenities, as well as a 24/7 butler service.

Unique Events in a Special Setting

The Conference and Events Center, the Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Palacete, is the clear choice for one’s conference, event or business meeting needs. The Palacete and the hotel provide clients with a choice of 16 exceptional meeting rooms along with a dedicated team of specialists to help ensure that events go smoothly. In addition, state-of-the-art equipment, extensive food & beverage options and the hotel’s prime location have made the property a top choice among meeting and event planners for more than 80 years.

Exciting Dining

The Tivoli Avenida Liberdade will also have some special developments when it comes to dining. Two new spaces will be offering exciting food experiences: A new, upscale pub is planned for the ground floor - the Cervejaria Liberdade – which will feature Portugal’s best brews as well fresh fish, seafood, sushi and ceviche. A highlight in this relaxing and cosmopolitan atmosphere is the central bar, where you can enjoy a quick meal or try a traditional Portuguese-style seafood feast. The Cervejaria Liberdade will be open every day from 12:30 pm to midnight.

On the 9th floor, with stunning views of the city skyline, the iconic Terraço Restaurant is being renovated and will be serving new signature cuisine. Chef Tiago Bonito – Portugal’s Kitchen Chef of the Year 2011, will helm the restaurant. The new menu is inspired by the best in Portuguese meat, fish and produce, all accompanied by an expert selection of Portuguese wines. The Terraço continues to hold sway as a leader in Lisbon fine dining.

Widely recognized among Lisbon locals as “the place to see and be seen”, the Sky Bar reopens in spring and there'll be lots of new experiences in store. This rooftop bar boasts the best views in town and a very cosmopolitan clientèle. If you enjoy a sundowner – with friends or in the company of that special someone – then the late afternoon colors, the castle on the horizon, plus sounds from our resident DJ mean the perfect end to your day. This season the focus is on unique and innovative cocktails which are sure to surprise.

In the hotter months, guests can also choose to relax next to the outdoor swimming pool set in a lush tropical garden. An atmosphere of tranquillity and sophistication to slow down time and let you forget the world outside. Only the Tivoli Avenida Liberdade can offer this unique experience in the centre of the city, making it the perfect haven whether you're travelling on business or for leisure.

“One year after becoming part of Minor Hotels, this is a milestone in the story of the Tivoli Avenida Liberdade. This renovation project confirms the hotel's status as an icon in Portugal and will be the international flagship for the Tivoli brand. It will offer the highest standards of comfort, elegance and service, which our guests deserve – and which they expect from a luxury brand with over 80 years of tradition. This is a significant investment that also underlines the importance Tivoli has in the future plans of Minor Hotels”, stated Rui de Sousa, Minor Hotels’ Regional Director of Operations Lisbon, Sintra and Coimbra.

About Tivoli Hotels & Resorts

Tivoli Hotels & Resorts are part of the Minor Hotel Group and currently operate 12 properties in Portugal and two in Brazil. With over 80 years of experience, Tivoli Hotels & Resorts differentiate through the range of unique experiences offered, allowing guests to enjoy the most authentic features of every destination along with innovative and outstanding service. In Portugal, Tivoli hotels can be found in the main tourist destinations: the cosmopolitan city of Lisbon, the romantic town of Sintra and the beaches and golf courses of the Algarve. In Brazil, Tivoli operates in the vibrant city of São Paulo and the warm and welcoming Bahia. Tivoli Hotels & Resorts are part of the Global Hotel Alliance, an international alliance of more than 30 hotel chains offering guests the DISCOVERY loyalty programme. In addition to special privileges and personalized services at almost 550 hotels worldwide, this card also entitles holders to amazing local experiences.

About Minor Hotels (MH)

Minor Hotels (MH) is an international hotel owner, operator and investor currently with 152 hotels. MH passionately explores new possibilities in hospitality with a diverse portfolio of properties designed intelligently to appeal to a variety of travellers, serving new passions as well as personal needs. MH operates in 22 countries through Anantara, AVANI, PER AQUUM, Oaks, Elewana, Tivoli, Four Seasons, St. Regis and Marriott brands plus Minor International units throughout the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Africa, Indian Ocean, Europe and South America. With dynamic plans to expand our existing brands and explore strategic acquisitions throughout opportunistic markets, MH pursues a vision of a more passionate and interconnected world. For further information please see www.minorhotels.com.

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