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The Altis Belém Hotel & Spa is a five-star design Hotel located just a few steps from the Tagus River, in Doca do Bom Sucesso, the cultural and historic quarter of Belém, Portugal.

The hotel is between the two main monuments that represent the Portuguese discoveries: the Belém Tour and the Padrão dos Descobrimentos

The architectural project is created by the renowned Portuguese architect Manuel Salgado and the interior design by the no less famous architectural pair Margarida Grácio Nunes and Fernando Sanches Salvador.

As the surrounding area is full of the landmarks dedicated to Portuguese achievements in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the hotel is all centred on a theme of ‘Discovery’, with a modern and design-led approach.

Moreover, the team responsible for the staff uniforms includes well known designers Manuel Alves and José Manuel Gonçalves.

All of the 45 Rooms and five suites have a wall representing all the territories in the world that the Portuguese explored.

These include areas from the western coast of Africa, and up the east coast to the Red Sea; then round the Persian Gulf, down the coast of Malabar, up the coast of Coromandel, among the islands of the Archipelago, along the shores of Siam and Burma to Canton and Shanghai, and South America.

The rooms and suites offer all the comforts and high tech equipment, including an interactive plasma TV system with music, films, games and information, Nespresso machines, electric curtains, safe boxes, wireless internet access, a mini bar, and a working area.

A balcony Jacuzzi in on offer in some suites, while signature amenities, extra comfortable beds and top quality Portuguese linen are among other luxury details.

The hotel is all about the details, with historical topic present in the wide public areas, including the lounge, business centre, library, reception, and shopping spaces.

The 1,000 sq2 of the BSpa by Karin Herzog is more than enough reason visit alone.

Indulge yourself in an inside dynamic swimming pool and gym (with kinesis system and Techogym machines) or take advantage of the variety of treatments and rituals, such as hammam baths, Vichy showers, bamboo, coconut or precious stones rituals, massage, or Ayurveda therapy

There’s also a sun deck on the top roof where you can enjoy a massage with a Tagus River view; listen to a chill out music while enjoying a drink.

The stay is not over without a gastronomic experience.

Feitoria is the signature cuisine restaurant, offering Portuguese gastronomy that combines the old and the new with a twist of the flavours brought by the four continents knowledge.

Feitoria Restaurant & Wine Bar was awarded a Michelin Star for four consecutive years.

For a more light meal at any time of the day the Cafeteria Mensagem is an excellent choice with the possibility of eating out in the deck, or enjoy the Oyster & Sushi Bar with the dock view.

To end the evening, Bar 38º41’ offers an inviting atmosphere and is also a hit.

The privileged location next to one of the best conference centres in Lisbon, the CCB, makes the hotel an ideal choice for the MICE market.

It also have three multifunctional meeting rooms that are perfect for a wide variety of events such as company presentations, meetings, press conferences, product launches and cocktails.

It is also possibility of use the hotel gardens for an outside event, the perfect place for a luxury launch.

The hotel opened its doors on February 2009 and it represents a €16 million investment made by the Altis Hotel Group, with a concession of the site of construction by the Lisbon Harbour Administration.

More Information

Altis Belém Hotel & Spa is presently in the running for the title of Europe’s Leading Design Hotel at the World Travel Awards.

The winners will be revealed at the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony, set to take place at Forte Village in Sardinia, Italy, on September 5th.

For more information on the property head over to the official website.