InterContinental Lisbon has been recognized as the ‘Best Business Hotel’ in Portugal 2016. The award was presented by the Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards, in a ceremony where the best hotels in the world are distinguished. Our DMA interiors team worked on all of the public areas including the reception lobby, the new My-Oh-My Pastry lounge, club lounge, AKLA restaurant, Uptown Bar and meeting rooms.
Global Hotels & Resorts appointed DMA in 2014 to undertake the interior re-planning and comprehensive design refurbishment of what was the Tiara Park Hotel Lisbon, and later rebranded as Intercontinental Lisbon in 2015. Since 1985 the 5 star hotel has been a landmark on Lisbon’s skyline, located in the business district of the city. The hotels interiors were in good condition but slightly dated with some of the public areas needing re-planning in order to optimise their flexibility and functionality. The business facilities in particular were updated to a higher standard, improved to what is now expected of a contemporary business hotel, helping the hotel generate an increased clientele base.
The design concept for the interior refurbishment of the spaces took its inspiration from Lisbon city’s traditional barrios; the neighbourhoods which surround the hotel, cultivating a strong sense of heritage and identity with strong references to local artisans, tradesmen, craftspeople and iconic Portuguese ceramics. The barrio inspired spaces help create zoning within the vast 1970’s building, forming a series of warm and inviting spaces in which guests and passers-by can dine, meet and relax. The existing atrium has been repurposed and rezoned into smaller intimate and engaging seating areas in order to improve its functionality. DMA proposed the addition of the new My-Oh-My Pastry lounge in the foyer to help the hotel appeal and connect with local residents – and creating a welcoming buzz in the public lobby spaces of the hotel.
Intercontinental Lisbon has also been listed in The Telegraph as one of the top ten hotels to stay in Lisbon 2016 and one of the top hotels to stay in Portugal 2016.