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.