Date: November 2018
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Name: The Emerald House Lisbon, Curio Collection by Hilton – opening 2019
No. of Keys: 67
Seller: The building, located in Santos, has been under construction work since 2017 and shall be ready in 2019. It will have 67 rooms, a fitness centre, a restaurant and a bar. And Madonna is a neighbour.
Owner: Hilton has signed a franchise agreement with Goldenflamingo Ida to open The Emerald House Lisbon, Curio Collection by Hilton next year in the city centre of the Portuguese capital.
“We are proud to welcome Curio Collection by Hilton to Portugal and open what will be one of the city’s finest new hotels,” said Davide Voccia and Giada Marchioro, managing directors, and Enzo Marchioro, CEO, Goldenflamingo Ida.
The Emerald House Lisbon will be the first Curio Collection by Hilton property in Portugal. Upon completion of a multimillion-euro renovation, the property will have guestrooms, a fitness center, a restaurant and a bar for guests and local residents.
“The Portuguese tourism industry is growing and the number of foreign visitors rose more than 10 percent last year to reach a record of more than 12 million visitors,” said Patrick Fitzgibbon, SVP development, EMEA, Hilton. “Lisbon is at the heart of this growth…It is the perfect time and place to be introducing Curio Collection to Portugal.”
This will be the fourth hotel that Hilton group operates in Portugal, and the second in Lisbon, after it opened DoubleTree in Picoas. The other two are located in the Algarve, one in Almancil, the other one in Vilamoura.
“Opening the first Curio Collection hotel in Portugal is a very exciting milestone for us,” said Mark Nogal, global head, Curio Collection by Hilton. “Portugal is renowned for its one-of-a-kind beauty, historical importance and unique dining, and we are confident that The Emerald House Lisbon will offer curious travellers seeking unexpected and authentic experiences truly memorable accommodations.”
THPT Comment: Great to see Hilton bringing this brand to Portugal.
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