Press Kit

An Oasis of comfort in discreet luxury

Overall Presentation

 

Inspired in London’s and New York’s Town Houses, Valverde Hotel has a classic and elegant style, with contemporary furniture, works of art, objects and antiques.

It is all this, the light, the comfort of its fabrics and materials and the arrangement of the space as if it was a private residence that make the difference between this hotel and all the others in the area, making it a unique place.

The shopper, the executive or the long term resident will experience a home environment not found in other hotels.

 

The History

 

The new Valverde Hotel is located in Avenida da Liberdade, one of the main and most luxurious arteries of the city that never lost sight of its historical past as one of the wealthiest areas of the old romantic Lisbon of times gone by. Before being named Avenida da Liberdade, the old Public Promenade was the stage for displays of opulence, where Lisbon high society strolled around to see and to be seen. Built by Marquis of Pombal in the mid eighteenth century, these gardens were a place where kings, queens and courtiers displayed their luxury. In the nineteenth century, when its walls were replaced by an iron railing, the area opened up to the general population, where it enjoyed long summer afternoons and frequent parties and shows. It was later torn down, allegedly to turn Lisbon into a bigger and more European city.

The concept behind Valverde Hotel is this Lisbon of times gone by. It reinterprets the memory of the old Avenue, creating a friendly and welcoming space and offering a personalized service. It is an oasis of comfort in discreet luxury, right in the middle of a busy avenue. The service is focused on the guests, creating an environment where they may feel at home, while attending to their every needs and requests. “We want Valverde to be a hotel that stands out within Avenida Da Liberdade. We want the small one to be grand in its charm, quality and the way it welcomes and treats its guests”, says Pedro Mendes Leal, responsible for this project.

 

Visit/Interior

Atmosphere, style, decoration

 

José Pedro Vieira and Diogo Rosa Lã are responsible for the decoration, the building’s restoration and for turning the space into a sort of an extension of our home with a strong intimate environment. Each bedroom is painted in a different, well defined and full of personality colour. The comfort also shows in its carpets. Just like any typical Lisbon house, it has a patio facing Rua de S. José, with a magnificent garden lined by trees, where guests can feel comfortable and relaxed, and order a drink from the bar or enjoy the afternoon while tasting the home made delicacies of the Afternoon Tea at “Sítio Valverde”.

 

The Reception Area

The Lobby, the Reception

 

From the entrance and the reception, one can stroll around a series of very intimate areas, with a warm but sober decoration including unique pieces that give it a homely atmosphere.  

 

The Lounge

 

Facing the Public Promenade, the Lounge/Library reminds us of an old “living room” and it is the ideal place for a chat, reading, a cup of tea or a pause between shopping sprees...

 

The “Sítio” Restaurant/Bar

 

With its very tall ceilings, the “Sítio Valverde” Restaurant/Bar faces the patio and it is a very unique area where guests can enjoy a meal or a snack any time of the day. The menu offers a variety of the usual “Classics” as well as the daily suggestion of the Chef, in order to satisfy the tastes and needs of every guest.

In line with the Hotel’s aesthetics, the vintage and modern furniture combine with eighteenth century engravings as well as with decorative, diverse and eclectic lighting...

 

The Pateo

 

In the Pateo, the flowerpots at different levels, the vegetation, the swimming pool and the several surface linings create privacy and intimate areas ideal for reading, relaxing or a private business conversation. The black background contrasts with the terracotta flowerpots, the varied and different furniture and the colourful fabrics...

 

Landscaping Decoration

 

The Trees: Gleditsia triacanthus, Schinus molle

Tree-Ferns, Cyathea australis

The Sub trees: Cornus controversa, Pittosporum tenuifolium, Podocarpus macrophyllus

Shrubs, sub shrubs, herbaceous plants, ferns

Sarcococca confuse, Viburnum tinus, Mahonia x media, Asparagus, falcatus, Cyperus papyrus, Hakonechloa macra Aureola variety, Aspidistra elatior, Cyrthomium falcatum, Blechnum brasiliensis, Blechnum spicant, Heuchera micrantha, Ophiopogum japonicus.

 

The Reading Lounge

 

The Reading Lounge is a space where movies sessions will take place. With a carefully prepared movie selection, the guests will have a chance to watch a movie while enjoying the Sitio Valverde’s delicious homemade potato chips.

 

The Bedrooms and Suites

 

The sober and quiet hallways underline the guests’ expectations regarding the bedrooms ambiance. The bedrooms are painted with dense colours in contrast with its light coloured fabrics and colourful details, and are decorated with functional and sophisticated furniture mixed with antique paintings and furniture, making us feel at home...

 

The Bedroom Categories

 

The Mini Bedrooms (5)

The Mini Bedrooms are located on the 1st to the 5th floors, with a balcony overlooking the Hotel Patio and the city’s rooftops, with an area of about 20m2.

 

The Classic Bedrooms (10)

The 10 Classic Bedrooms are located throughout the several Hotel floors, with a balcony overlooking the Hotel Patio and the city’s rooftops, with an area of between 25m2 and 30m2.

 

The Deluxe Bedrooms (4)

Located on the 2nd to the 5th floors, overlooking Avenida da Liberdade, the Deluxe Bedrooms have an area of about 31m2.

 

The Junior Suites (4)

Located on the 2nd to the 5th floors, all of them facing Avenida da Liberdade, the Junior Suites are equipped with a built-in closet and have an area of about 43m2.

 

The Avenida Suite (1)

The Avenida Suite is a sort of a mansard Suite with an area of about 55m2, and is located on the 6th floor overlooking Avenida da Liberdade.

 

The Valverde Suite (1)

The Valverde Suite is located on the 6th floor overlooking S. Jorge’s Castle and Lisbon’s rooftops, with an area of about 55m2.

 

Other Information

Restoration of the Building: 2012

 

Hotel Inauguration: September 2014

 

Hotel Rate: 5*****

 

Geographic Location: Dec. Lat - 38,7 Long - 9,14

                                     Degrees – Lat. 38º 43´11´´N Long. 9º 8´45’’W

 

Access: From the city/Lisbon Airport: about 30 minutes

 

Accommodations: 25 Bedrooms

                               5 Categories: Mini – Classic – Deluxe – Junior Suite – Suites

                   

LCD in all bedrooms – Satellite TV Channels – Air Conditioning – Mini Bar – Safe Deposit Box – Telephone/Voice Mail – Free WiFi Internet.

 

The “Sítio” Restaurant/Bar

The Sítio Valverde restaurant’s menu is characterized by its signature cuisine, executed and interpreted by Chef Carla Sousa, the main influence being Portuguese cuisine. It seats 27 persons and it serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Besides the restaurant, the Hotel offers a Bar and Tea Service that may be enjoyed also in the indoor Pateo.

 

The Pateo:

 

The Pateo has a very cool ambiance. The authors of the landscaping decoration are architects João Bicho and Joana Carneiro. It is located next to the Restaurant and it offers food and beverage services throughout the day.

The “Afternoon Tea” service, with its very own style and auteur cocktails, delights our guests and visitors.

There is also a heated swimming pool equipped with water jets.

 

Hotel Amenities:

 

-        Heated outdoor pool equipped with water jets

-        In-room massage

-        Sailboat rides with the option of onboard catering services provided by the Hotel (the sailboat is property of the Hotel).

-        Reading and TV lounge

-        Free WiFi Internet

-        Concierge services 24 hours/day

-        Room service 24 hours/day

-        Business Centre

-        Underground parking

-        Laundry and dry cleaning services

-        Babysitting

-        Portuguese and foreign newspapers

-        Car rental with or without chauffeur

-        “Sítio” Restaurant and Bar

 

Owner: Pedro Mendes Leal

General Manager: Adélia Carvalho

Interior Decorators: José Pedro Lopes Vieira; Diogo Rosa Lã, Architect

 

Valverde Hotel Information:

Valverde Hotel – Telephone: +351 210 940 300

Email: info@valverdehotel.com

Avenida da Liberdade, 164, 1250-146, Lisboa – Portugal