The hotel landscape in Portugal is unique among European markets for several reasons. The best way to describe the landscape there is “feast and famine”, as some hotel businesses are flourishing, while others are bankrupt. A May 19th event, the Cascais Tourism Forum, held for the first time this year, focuses on the developmental challenges for hotels wanting to survive in this dynamic environment.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) has announced the signing of InterContinental® Lisbon and Crowne Plaza® Porto. Both hotels will be run from agreements between Hotelgal SA, a subsidiary of Global Hotels & Resorts, and IHG. InterContinental Lisbon is to open in a few weeks, while Park Atlantic Hotel Porto is to become Crown Plaza Porto later this Autumn.
Heritage Lisbon Hotels are one of this Portugal city’s best kept secrets. Situated in wonderful old homes and buildings at Lisbon’s historic center, these boutique gems sparkle with charm and guest value. An intimate and warm alternative to their larger luxury counterparts, these welcoming accommodations are well worth a closer look.