IHG signs two Portugal hotels

IHG announced the signing of InterContinental Lisbon and Crowne Plaza Porto. Both properties will operate under management agreements between Hotelgal, a subsidiary of Global Hotels & Resorts, and IHG.

InterContinental Lisbon, located in the residential area of Park Edouardo VII, is expected to open in a few weeks and will undergo a phased refurbishment of the lobby and public areas. The property was built in 1984 as Le Meridien Hotel before becoming the Tiara Park Atlantic Lisbon Hotel in 2008. It features 237 deluxe rooms, 78 executive rooms, 16 suites, a fitness studio, 18 meeting rooms, delegate space and a restaurant and bar.

The Park Atlantic Hotel Porto, located in Porto’s business district on Avenida da Boavista, will also undergo a refurbishment and emerge as Crowne Plaza Porto this autumn. The hotel offers 161 deluxe rooms, 29 executive rooms, 42 suites, 11 meeting rooms and an all-day dining restaurant.

“Lisbon is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Southern Europe, and the signing of InterContinental Lisbon overlooking the city of Lisbon and Park Edouardo VII is a significant development for the brand in this region,” said Robert Shepherd, chief development officer, Europe, IHG. “Equally, Crowne Plaza Porto will be a meetings destination in its own right and well placed to provide quality accommodation and meeting support to business travelers and companies in the area.”