Global Hotels & Resorts appointed Dexter Moren Associates in 2014 to undertake the interior re-planning and comprehensive design refurbishment of what was the Tiara Park Hotel Lisbon, and later rebranded as Intercontinental Lisbon in 2015.
Since 1985 the 5 stars hotel has been a landmark on Lisbon’s skyline, located in the business district of the city. The hotels interiors were in good condition but slightly dated with some of the public areas needing re-planning in order to optimise their flexibility and functionality. The business facilities in particular were updated to a higher standard, improved to what is now expected of a contemporary business hotel, helping the hotel generate an increased clientele base.
The design concept for the interior refurbishment of the spaces took its inspiration from Lisbon city’s traditional barrios; the neighbourhoods which surround the hotel, cultivating a strong sense of heritage and identity with strong references to local artisans, tradesmen, craftspeople and iconic Portuguese ceramics.
The barrio inspired spaces help create zoning within the vast 1970’s building, forming a series of warm and inviting spaces in which guests and passers-by can dine, meet and relax. The existing atrium has been repurposed and rezoned into smaller intimate and engaging seating areas in order to improve its functionality.
DMA proposed the addition of the new My-Oh-My Pastry lounge in the foyer to help the hotel appeal and connect with local residents – and creating a welcoming buzz in the public lobby spaces of the hotel.
Photo credits: Dexter Moren Associates
Designer: DEXTER MOREN ASSOCIATES