Corinthia Hotels has marked the 10th anniversary of the reopening of Corinthia Hotel Lisbon in Portugal with a reception at which the newly renovated lobby and lounge bar was officially opened.

The new look areas, opened by chairman and founder Alfred Pisani, was designed by Goddard Littlefair with the intention of creating a “high end residential, warm and truly luxurious” feel.

New leather sofas, lounge chairs, cocktail tables and hand-tufted carpets from Portugal are combined with a more personal and intimate check in process.

The renovation has added subtle Portuguese details and finishes to link the hotel to its city, such as the tooled leather panels on the front of the reception desk that echo the tradition of leather craftsmanship in Portugal.

To mark the anniversary the hotel specially commissioned art from three local artists (Diogo Navarro, Maria Antonia Santos and Susana Bravo) to reflect the city’s rich history and diverse Portuguese culture. 

Pisani added: “We are very proud of our hotel in Lisbon.  It is one of the largest hotels in the capital, which we re-opened 10 years ago and since then we have carried out a tremendous amount of improvements. 

“We purchased the hotel when it was operating as a four star property and showing heavy wear and tear.  Consequently, two years following acquisition, the board decided to shut down the hotel and carry out a major investment to reposition the property to a five star level.”