Lisbon's Valverde Gets an Upgrade


Long a favorite of Andrew Harper members, the Valverde Hotel on the grand Avenida da Liberdade in Lisbon, a tree-shaded boulevard lined with designer boutiques, has recently reopened after a three-year expansion. Two adjacent buildings have been merged with the original townhouse to create a total of 48 rooms and suites. The 26 spacious new accommodations come with parquet floors and bespoke furniture, while 10 feature balconies overlooking the property’s leafy central courtyard.

The interiors are the work of Porto-based Bastir, the same company that worked on the original design when the hotel opened in 2014. A new restaurant, Sítio Valverde, serves contemporary, seasonally inspired Portuguese cuisine. Its stunning interior features a mosaic glass tile floor, backlit wooden panels and a ceiling covered with “burel,” a traditional Portuguese sheep-wool fabric from the mountainous region of Serra da Estrela; French doors open onto a delightful outdoor terrace. Amenities at the Valverde include a pool and an atmospheric library-lounge. In season, the hotel’s private sailing yacht cruises the Tagus River. Despite having almost doubled in size, the hotel will continue to appeal to those in search of a tranquil residential atmosphere.

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