The Emerald House Opens its Doors in the Heart of Lisbon
Moments from the Portuguese capital’s vibrant centre, the new hotel marks the first Curio Collection by Hilton property in Lisbon
LISBON, PORTUGAL - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today celebrates the opening of The Emerald House Lisbon, Curio Collection by Hilton, marking the debut of Curio Collection by Hilton in the Portuguese capital. The 67-room property is nestled among the historic palaces and charming churches, with rooms giving way to breathtaking views of the River Tagus and city itself, perched across the seven hills that make up Lisbon.
The hotel is named after the street where it is situated, Rua das Janelas Verdes, which translates to “Street of Green Windows.” Located in a restored building in a prime position, steeped in history and favoured by 18th century nobility, accents of the property’s cultural heritage echo throughout the interiors. The ground floor, which was once a bakery, serves a variety of delicious breads and pastries. Several items that belonged to the previous residents of the building, such as an antique bathtub, tiles and a sink have been kept and used as unique pieces of decoration in the hotel. Art and antiques from the local area underpin a modern and elegant décor, creating a distinctive ambience perfect for those looking to discover authentic Lisbon.
When not exploring the best of the city, guests can sip and graze on contemporary Portuguese drinks and dishes at the hotel’s restaurant, A Mesa, or unwind with a crisp glass of Vinho Verde at the Five O’Clock Bar. A 24-hour, state-of-the-art fitness centre is also on hand for those wanting to stay active.
The Emerald House Lisbon is located next to the National Museum of Ancient Art, where guests can learn about the cultural history that surrounds them. A short stroll will lead to the upmarket neighbouring areas of Chiado and Baixa where travellers can marvel at impressive palaces, browse independent boutiques and explore the vibrant restaurant scene. For those seeking a digestif, the iconic Cais Do Sodre – known as ‘Pink Street’ - due to the unusual and charming colour of its pavement - is a short walk from the hotel.
Simon Vincent, executive vice president and president, EMEA, Hilton, said, “Hilton continues to expand in key destinations across the region, with nearly 30 openings in Europe last year, including Hilton Porto Gaia and new Curio Collection properties in leading locations including Paris, London, Cambridge and Sardinia. We are thrilled to be bringing the Curio Collection by Hilton brand to Lisbon for the first time – one of Europe’s most historic cities which has become an increasingly popular leisure destination over the past few years. Following the opening of Boeira Garden Hotel Porto Gaia in Porto last year, The Emerald House Lisbon marks Portugal’s second Curio Collection property and our sixth property in Portugal. With another six properties in the pipeline, we remain committed to providing exceptional accommodation in the very best global destinations.”
Jenna Hackett, global brand head, Curio & Tapestry Collections by Hilton, said, “With a portfolio of over 100 unique hotels and resorts around the world, Curio Collection properties are all about providing authentic and curated experiences that are distinctive and draw inspiration from local areas – The Emerald House Lisbon does exactly that. Antiques and art that reflect the area’s 18th-century heritage create an elegant and authentic ambience for both leisure and business guests. This is an exciting opening that truly reflects the brand’s character, and we are thrilled to start welcoming guests to this one-of-a-kind hotel in a premier travel destination.”
The Emerald House Lisbon, Curio Collection by Hilton is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton's 18 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and the Hilton Honors mobile app.
Nightly room rates start from £70, or Hilton Honors members can redeem Points using the Points Explorer tool. All hotels offer fully flexible booking options with free changes and cancellations, with many rates giving guests flexibility to change or cancel up to 24 hours before their arrival day*.
The Emerald House Lisbon, Curio Collection by Hilton is located at Rua das Janelas Verdes, Travessa Dom Bras, Lisbon 1200-690. For more information, please visit www.hilton.com/en/hotels/lisemqq-the-emerald-house-lisbon. For more information on Curio Collection by Hilton, please visit newsroom.hilton.com.
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*Some exclusions to the 24-hour window may apply. Please refer to the property’s Rate Details for applicable terms or exceptions, if any, when booking or changing reservations.
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