Fontana Park opened in December 2007, in the heart of Lisbon, in the Saldanha area, close to the historical centre, close to the commercial areas, and just a few minutes from the beaches, the golf-courses and the Lisbon airport. Minimalist, comfortable and attentive to each and every detail, this Hotel openly assumes itself as a Zen shelter in the centre of the City.
Francisco Aires Mateus is the author of the architecture project, and the interior design is from Nini Andrade Silva, two re-known personalities both at national and international levels. Working in perfect harmony, the architects took advantage of the original lines of the building, and bet on black and white contrasts to enhance details.
The Hotel has 139 bedrooms – 60 Fontana, 67 Superior, 9 Premium, 1 for customers with disabilities, 1 Executive Suit and 1 Fontana Suit – distributed over seven floors.
Decoration is elegant, in tons of white, black and grey. Contemporary furniture, with simple lines, makes them sober and spacious, without neglecting comfort.
All bedrooms are equipped with air conditioned, plasma TV sets, with video on demand system, telephone, internet connection, mini-bar and electronic safe. The bathrooms are impressive, dominated by black. All suits have Philippe Starck bath tubs, with adjustable colour system and a terrace with a privileged urban scenario.
The ground-floor inner garden invites for a pause by the bamboos, a refreshing cascade and pleasant sitting areas.
For business customers, Fontana Park has nine meeting rooms for all sorts of events, with modern equipment, wireless connections and simultaneous interpretation. The different typologies adapt quite easily to the specific characteristics of each event, with a total capacity for 400 persons.
Fontana Park is also a youth Hotel. Aimed at a young public with
purchasing power, that increasingly travels all over and that chooses
hotels with design. Many arrive following the appeal of international
magazines, such as the prestigious Condé Nast Traveller that ranked it
in its Hot List 2008.But also from other titles, such as The New York
Times or the Financial Times, that drew the attention to the combination
price/quality, to design and the proximity to points of interest.
ever forgetting the secular heritage of the old Lisbon Metallurgical,
which was located on the site where the Hotel was built, Fontana Park
joined the Design Hotels (www.designhotels.com) and is now side by side
with the most modern hotel units in the world.