THE completely-renovated five-star Corinthia Alfa Hotel in Lisbon, Portugal, was officially opened by the President of Malta, Dr Edward Fenech Adami, in the presence of Corinthia Group chairman Alfred Pisani, hotel general manager Andreas Schuster, and several distinct personalities recently.
The inaugural ceremony at the hotel included a concert by the Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra directed by its Maltese conductor, Brian Schembri, and a gala dinner in honour of the Maltese President.
The Alfa Hotel & Congress Centre is one of Lisbon’s landmark hotels, located at the heart of the city’s financial district. The 13-month renovation programme entailed the total strip-out of the 24-storey property down to its concrete shell, and a subsequent refit and upgrade of all interiors, mechanical and electrical installations, as well as the hotel’s facades.
The hotel now comprises 517 bedrooms, a 280-cover main restaurant, a 120-cover Portuguese restaurant and a lobby bar. Above all, the hotel is geared at the conference and meetings markets, with its 3,000 sq m state-of-the-art meeting facilities making it the largest conference hotel in Lisbon, able to handle 1,400 delegates at any given time. This is supported by a 24th floor Executive Lounge affording spectacular views of Lisbon, complete with boardrooms, executive check-in and business facilities. The Hotel also offers a gymnasium and spa facility as also underground car parking for 55 vehicles.