Hilton has opened its second Curio Collection property in Portugal, and the first in the country’s capital Lisbon.
The Emerald House Lisbon is named after the street where it is situated – Rua das Janelas Verdes, which translates as “Street of Green Windows – and has views of the River Tagus and city.
The 67-room property is located next to the National Museum of Ancient Art, within a restored building which formerly served as a bakery. Facilities include A Mesa restaurant, Five O’Clock Bar, three meeting spaces and a fitness centre.
The hotel has retained several original features from the building including an antique bathtub, tiles and a sink, and interior décor has incorporated art and antiques from the local area.
The Emerald House Lisbon joins Boeira Garden Hotel Porto Gaia as the second Curio property in Portugal, as well as the group’s Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Lisbon Fontana Park, Hilton Porto Gaia, Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort and Spa and Conrad Algarve. A seventh hotel is also set to be added in Porto under Hilton’s Tapestry Collection this spring.
Hilton’s Curio brand launched in 2014, and last year passed the milestone of 100 properties worldwide.
Notable forthcoming Curio hotels include Lost Property St Paul’s London, and Sea Breeze Santorini Beach Resort – both of which are scheduled to open this spring.
Commenting on the news 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.”