MEININGER to open a hotel in Lisbon, Portugal

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Mumbai: Cox & Kings owned MEININGER Hotels and project developer Nelson Canal Portugal have signed the agreement for a hotel in Lisbon. The building is located in the Santos quarter on Avenida 24 de Julho, on the banks of the Tejo River. The opening of the 121-room and 453-bed hotel is scheduled for the end of 2019.

Santos is a lively quarter, which is worth exploring, right on the waterfront and not far from the city center. Also known as Lisbon's "design district", the Lisbon Art Center & Studios, the Barraca Theater and the well-known art university IADE are based here as well as numerous galleries, shops, cafes and restaurants.

The city centre of Lisbon is just a few minutes away by public transport and 20 minutes by walking. The connection of the hotel to the public transport is excellent. The nearest bus and tram stations are only 5 minutes away from the MEININGER Hotel. Thanks to a good train and ferry connection it’s not far to the beaches near Lisbon. The beach of Cascais can be reached in just 30 minutes.

The hotel, with a gross floor area of 5,530 square meters, will be located in a former office building, which will be converted to a MEININGER Hotel. The building will have 121 rooms and 453 beds spread over 6 floors. All rooms are equipped with TV, free Wi-Fi and ensuite bathrooms. The room types will range from standard double rooms, to private rooms with multiple beds through to a bed in a dormitory. All public spaces including the reception, lobby, lounge, breakfast room and bar as well as guest kitchen and games room, which are all typical features of a MEININGER hotel, will be located on the ground floor. The hotel will offer own parking spaces for guests.

According to Hannes Spanring, CEO of MEININGER Hotels, ``With this project we enter a new and important market. Lisbon is a beautiful city and has enjoyed increasing popularity with travellers from Portugal and across Europe for years. We have been looking for a suitable property for some time and are therefore very happy about this new project."

The signing of the Lisbon property takes the number of MEININGER projects under development to 16.

Date: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018