The 67-room hotel is named after the street where it is situated, Rua das Janelas Verdes – Street of Green Windows. It is located in a restored building in a part of the city that was favored by 18th-century nobility and is steeped in history.
This history is acknowledged throughout the building. The ground floor, which was once a bakery, serves a variety of delicious breads and pastries. Items belonging to previous tenants – an antique bathtub, tiles, a sink and more – have been kept and used as pieces of decoration. Art and antiques from the local area are used to underpin the property’s modern, elegant decor.
“Hilton continues to expand in key destinations across the region, with nearly 30 openings in Europe last year, including Porto Gaia and new Curio Collection properties in leading locations including Paris, London, Cambridge and Sardinia,” says Simon Vincent, executive vice-president and president, EMEA, Hilton. “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,” he explains. “With another six properties in the pipeline, we remain committed to providing exceptional accommodation in the very best global destinations.”
The Emerald House Lisbon, Curio Collection by Hilton is located next to the National Museum of Ancient Art. It is also a short walk from the upmarket Chiado and Baixa neighborhoods, which are home to independent boutiques and a vibrant restaurant scenes as well as some of the city’s impressive palaces.
Amenities at the hotel include A Mesa, the hotel’s restaurant, the Five O’Clock Bar, three meeting/event spaces, and a 24-hour, state-of-the-art fitness center.