Hotel Pestana Palace, Lisboa - Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member manchanegra
N 38° 42.197 W 009° 11.211
29S E 483752 N 4283866
Quick Description: Located in Alto de Santo Amaro, one of Lisbon’s quietest residential areas, the Palácio Valle Flor has been reawakened as the new Pestana Palace.
Location: Portugal
Date Posted: 3/25/2007 4:50:09 PM
Waymark Code: WM1BJ1
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member NFreitas
Views: 104

Long Description:
Located in Alto de Santo Amaro, one of Lisbon’s quietest residential areas, the Palácio Valle Flor has been reawakened as the new Pestana Palace.
The Valle Flor Palace was built at the end of the XIX century by José Luiz Constantino, a portuguese emigrant that built his fortune as a farmer on the former Portuguese colony of São Tomé e Principe.He was nominated Marquis of Valle Flor by the King D. Carlos. In 1890 he bough the land where the hotel is located and started to build his home, Valle Flor Palace.
The first design of the building bellongs to Nicola Bigaglia but in 1910 the architect José Ferreira da Costa takes charge of all the construction works but some details were handed to another architect, Ventura Terra.
The building was the residence of the marquis, and later, the headquarters of the History and Cartography studies center untill it was bough by the Pestana Group.
In 1992 the Pestana Group bough the building and started restoration and adaptation works, requalifying the building as a hotel. The project kept the main characteristics of the main building but new wings were build in a modern style.

The hotel is a stylish 19th century building, former residence of counts and marquises now reborn after a long and careful restoration. Classified as a national monument and located just 10 km from Lisbon International Airport, the hotel boasts unparalleled views over the River Tagus. It has 173 classically-designed rooms and 17 suites, including 4 Royal suites. Overlooking the hotel there’s a magnificent private park. The serene atmosphere of the gardens is ideal for relaxing, while the health club offers a wide choice of activities for keeping fit, either in the gymnasium or in the indoor and outdoor swimming pools. The hotel has a fully equipped business centre as well as a sumptuous ballroom and 22 conference rooms available for corporate or social functions accommodatingup to 630 guests.

Name of the Hotel: Pestana Palace

Address:
Rua Jau 54 1300-314 Lisboa


Number of Rooms: 190

Height in floors: 3

Hotel Rating: 5 Stars

Hotel since: 01/01/1992

Date Building was built: 01/01/1891

First use of building:
José Luis Constantino´s Family Residence


Historic Hotel (Historic Building, National Monument or similar): yes

Urban Hotel (located in a village or town): yes

Mountains Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): yes

Beachs Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): yes

Historic Place nearby (Unesco or National monument/site less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): yes

Hotel website (if available): [Web Link]

Major Pilgrimage Place Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil. Consider any religion).: Not Listed

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