Palacio Estoril  – The Hotel where history has been made!

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A Hotel where history is made & James Bond was born…

In the Palácio Estoril Hotel you travel back in time, but on a journey that also continues in the present and into the future.

Built in 1930, today’s Palácio Hotel retains many of the characteristics of that period. The ambiance of exclusiveness that pervades the Hotel makes an impression on everybody who enters it, from its imposing, entirely white facade and beautiful gardens to its elegant classic decor, which has been updated over the years but without losing its combination of timeless, luxury and sophistication.

During the Second World War, due to Portugal’s neutrality several royal families went into exile in Estoril, which became known as the “Coast of Kings”. The Hotel Palácio was the chosen home of numerous members of European royalty and was also the haunt of British and German spies, who could often be found in its bar. Later, these stories of intrigue and espionage inspired famous novelists and filmmakers and the Hotel served as the set for the James Bond movie “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”.

The Palácio Estoril was the second home of the Spanish, Italian, French, Bulgarian and Romanian royal families, and even today remains a favourite with their descendants. In February 2011, the Royal Gallery was created in their honour, where you can view photographs of the important members of European royalty who stayed at the Hotel. The Royal Gallery is now also one of Estoril’s tourist attractions.

From the beginning, the Palácio has hosted heads of state, emperors, kings and princes, European nobility, the world’s great artists, writers, sports champions, filmmakers and actors and many politicians who have shaped the destiny of the West. Private or State visits, festivals and major summits bring to the Palácio a long list of distinguished guests who mingle in the public rooms and corridors with all the Hotel’s other patrons. In the public rooms, corridors and even at breakfast one can often come across a Crown Prince, a film director, a European sovereign, an actress or an internationally renowned musician.

The 5-star Palácio Estoril features opulent interiors in lush gardens with a golf course. Just 197 m from Congress Estoril Center, it has 4 dining outlets and an Asian-inspired spa. Rooms at Palácio Estoril Hotel & Golf are spacious and warmly decorated. They are equipped with every comfort, including a spacious work area, flat-screen TV and luxury bathroom amenities.Bar Estoril was a favorite hang-out for spies during World War II. Today the Bar Estoril has a charming, classical atmosphere where guests can enjoy a pleasant drink overlooking the poolside gardens.

Palácio Estoril Hotel Golf & Spa has a sauna and Turkish bath. Massage and beauty sessions are available at the Banyan Tree Spa and Estoril Wellness Center.

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FONTECRUZ Lisboa, Autograph Collection by Marriott Hotel      

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– Prime location on Avenida da Liberdade (Lisbon’s Bond Street)

Just from the facade, you know that the Fontecruz Lisboa Hotel, Autograph Collection, is a mix between classic and contemporary which extends through the interior. Located on the city’s main boulevard, the hotel has 72 spacious rooms and suites full of natural light and offering panoramic vistas of Avenida Liberdade and the surrounding old town area. To learn more about FONTECRUZ click here

The decor aligns a desire of neatness and simplicity, coming through with a solution where comfort is its fully achieved goal. The Bar Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering fine Portuguese and Spanish cuisine paired with a selection of Iberian wines. Unique among other Lisbon hotels, the boutique-chic hotel also has an inviting open deck which is perfect for Lisbon mild climate and meeting facilities up to 250 guests. The ambiance is of sophistication for leisure and business travelers and the doors are also open to the people of Lisbon who want to meet for cocktails or a meal. Wi-Fi, business and leisure corner, room service and covered parking.

For a site visit or more information please email dmc@ir-eventos.pt 

LISBON & PORTUGUESE RIVIERA | Your PERFECT MICE Destination!

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With its heart and soul in the Mediterranean and a history linked to the Atlantic, Lisbon is one of Europe’s most intriguing cities with its dramatic mythical setting on seven hills that stretch along the banks of the river Tagus.

Lisbon is the perfect destination for your events
You get top-notch venues and hotels that satisfy the most demanding requirements, and a surprising and welcoming city, packed with interesting things to do, that will leave guests happy. To finf out more clickhere

Access
Lisbon is just a short flight away: 1-3 hours from most European cities and 6 – 8 hours from North America. Lisbon airport is centrally located, only a 15-minute transfer from the city center and 30-45 minutes to the Portuguese Riviera – Cascais or Sintra. The airport is served by all major airlines and with daily non-stop connections to all major European cities, as well as the US, South America and Africa (more than 50 destinations).

Weather
The climate is never too hot in summer and offers lots of warm sunshine in winter.

Events
Lisbon is among the most competitive cities for international events. Lisbon offers value for money, quality and a large variety of spectacular venues.

Accommodation
Guests will find a wide range of accommodation in Lisbon, including luxury hotels in former palaces, international and Portuguese hotel chains, design hotels and small boutique Hotels. It is easy to find the perfect option for each group.

Safety
Lisbon is a friendly and tolerant city by tradition.

Portuguese Riviera
Lisbon is a ‘resort city’ with a unique triangle: the historic and cosmopolitan center, while the resort of Cascais and the romantic village of Sintra – a World Heritage Site – are just 45 minutes away where you can relax by the sea and feel the ocean – surf, golf, horse-riding, sailing and taste some of the best fish and wine in the world.

Purpose-built venues and other venues
Lisbon is equipped with high-tech infrastructure, a wide range of conference centers and a diverse selection of multi-functional spaces.It also has a wide selection of venues available for all size of events, including historical palaces and convents, modern and trendy restaurants, traditional venues like wine cellars or quintas, modern bars, river boats, greenhouses, reservoirs, football stadiums, plus a wide range of venues that can be privately hired.

In Lisbon you  can find the best of both worlds: For work & pleasure!

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MONUMENT & HISTORIC HOTEL Pousada de Lisboa – Ideal for smaller incentives

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The Pousada de Lisboa, Monument Hotel Pestana is built in a stately building that once housed the Ministry of Internal Affairs and also a police station. Now was restructured by one of the hotel groups linked to rehabilitation and renewal of areas of historical and cultural value in Portugal. The new Pousada de Lisboa includes 90 rooms, divided into Classic rooms, Superior, Deluxe, Duplex and Suites, many with River view. There is also a spa, swimming pool, sauna, treatment room and fitness Center, as an alternative you may rest in one of the Pousada’s two existent bars. To learn more about the LISBON POUSADA click hereThe Salão Nobre with 168m2 with an adaptable layout has a capacity up to 154 people. On the other hand, the Sala Terreiro do Paço sets itself to accommodate 143 people in its 137m2.

Located at the Trade Square, a historic part of the city of Lisbon. Historic place of unique importance, this was the place where for centuries ships with goods disembarked. Totally destroyed after the 1755 earthquake, it was Marquês de Pombal the one who gave the order to rebuild almost the entire Lisbon. This is one of the most emblematic places of the city and there are several exit points from here that allow you to visit the rest of Lisbon, walk alongside the Tejo or even cross the river bank. If Lisbon was born at the castle, it was from the Terreiro do Paço (Palace Square) that it expanded. Augusta Street is the main artery that connects the Commerce Square to the beautiful Rossio Square.

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Sheraton Cascais Resort – Ideal Resort close to Lisbon on the Portuguese Riviera

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Sheraton has come to Cascais

Set along Portugal’s breathtaking Atlantic coastline, the prestigious area of Cascais is a charming town 30 kilometers west of Lisbon. The Sheraton Cascais Resort is located in a haven of tranquility and relaxation within its spacious gardens. In addition to internationally recognized golf courses nearby, popular activities in the region include tennis, horse riding, casino games, and races at Autódromo do Estoril. Renowned historical sites range from ancient castles to enchanting forests. Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) is 38 kilometers away. To learn more about Sheraton cascais Resort pleaseclick here

The Sheraton Cascais Resort’s facilities have been designed to accommodate a variety of business meetings, presentations, training sessions, and social events. Multifunctional rooms can host groups of up to 150 guests, and immaculate gardens provide idyllic settings for weddings and other special occasions. Some suites can be converted into breakout rooms suitable for small meetings, while two underground car parks are ideal for vehicle exhibitions. Our exceptional facilities and professional staff will ensure successful, memorable events.

For a site visit or more information please email dmc@ir-eventos.pt

THE PORTUGUESE RIVIERA – Cascais & Estoril and the UNESCO World Heritage town of Sintra

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 The Portuguese Riviera  – ‘ The land of Kings and Queens ‘

If you have never been to Cascais you have missed one of the most beautiful towns in all of Europe. To learn more about the Portuguese Riviera click here

This is truly the ‘land of Kings and Fishermen’. It was here that many of the kings of several other countries of Europe chose to live during the Second World War. Some stayed for the rest of their lives. If the natural beauty of Cascais isn’t enough to bring you back then the kindness and magic of the natives will.

Next to Cascais you’ll have Estoril where the famous Casino and the Palacio Hotel  are located, famous for being the birthplace of James Bond – Ian Flemmeng spent his time as a spy during the second world war at the hotel and got inspired to write the novel about the loved British spy James Bond.

Sintra and Queluz – Land of Kings

From Cascais, the romantic town of Sintra and Queluz Palace, a veritable jewel in the style of “Versailles”, are just a short distance away.

To reach Sintra, the best route to follow is the Guincho coast road to the Sintra hills. The scenery is both awesome and inspiring.
Arriving at the town square, head for Sintra Palace with its famous twin chimneys. This monument keeps alive the memories of medieval times in Portugal.

We recommend you  to visit the famous pastry shop “Piriquita” and sample one of the regional pastries, the delicious “travesseiros” and “queijadas”. We recommend a horse and carriage ride to take you up to Pena Palace and the Moorish Castle.

Returning to the lower part of the town, a visit to Quinta da Regaleira is an absolute must. Built in the 19th century by a rich cocoa merchant, this ornamental palace is known for its Masonic and Templar symbolism and awesome garden full of caves secret stairs and beautiful rare flowers.

The Queluz Palace is also a must to visit, situated around 15 kms from Sintra. This former royal summer residence, often compared to Versailles Palace, is nonetheless a very Portuguese building, both in terms of scale and artistic style. The palace’s exuberant gardens, with their baroque fountains, statues and quiet retreats take you back in time and are ideal for a relaxed stroll or sharing a romantic moment.

Discover Cascais (video) The Charm of Atlantic Coast

 

For a site visit or more information please email dmc@ir-eventos.pt