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Accor Reopens the Sofitel Lisboa
the 171 rooms Transformed to Reflect
Sofitel's Art de Vivre à la Française
Bangkok, (May 11th 2005) - The Sofitel Lisboa, located on Lisbon's prestigious Avenida da Liberdade and well-known in the city for more than 13 years, recently underwent a transformation and will re-open its doors on May 11th with a completely new, look and feel. 
Featuring 171 rooms, including four suites, the hotel will reflect Sofitel's art de vivre à la française (French art of living) : elegance of the hotel's décor, warmth with which guests are received and attentive service during their stay. 

Renowned international architects/designers Marc Hertrich and Nicolas Adnet, French couture fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac and florist Carlos Filipe have created an ambience at the Sofitel Lisboa that is a distinctive blend of French culture and Portuguese traditions, as well as of the past and future. Classic French and Portuguese artwork intermingle with 

Sofitel Lisboa
Avenida Da Liberdade 127
Lisboa, Portugal
modern, innovate creations that illustrate the city by local painter Manuela Mahr. The hotel's décor features various shades of red inspired by Port wines, gold symbolizing the city's historical roots dating back to the Age of Discovery and dark wood furniture in traditional Portuguese fashion. 

The Sofitel Lisboa will offer Sofitel's signature MyBed, a luxurious and plush bedding collection, and Roger & Gallet bath products. In addition, each guest room is equipped with voicemail, high-speed Internet access, Web TV, climate-control air conditioning and an in-room safe. 

The cosmopolitan set will enjoy the hotel's trendy restaurant, Ad Lib (from the latin "Ad Libitum", meaning "ad will" but also very profoundly associated to Av. Liberdade), which offers international cuisine integrating French and Portuguese ingredients and influences. Cozy and intimate, Ad Lib is luxuriously decorated with Portuguese crystal and glass and has an atmosphere of French glamour and high fashion. 

The hip Intra-Muros Bar - a historical reference to the Poiares (the ancient term for walls) of the City - is ideal for enjoying a cigar or O'Porto wine.  The décor of the lounge mixes Asian and Portuguese influences, featuring an extensive collection of Asiatic paintings, sculptures and ancient vases, as well as designs from the Portuguese colonial empire and a library housing books about Portugal and famous Portuguese explorers. 

Accor is the European leader and one of the world's largest groups in travel, tourism and corporate services.


Siriporn Treepornpairat 
PR & Communications Co-ordinator 
Accor Asia

Also See: Vietnam's Largest Resort Property, Vinpearl Resort & Spa in Nha Trang, Will be Re-branded to Sofitel / February 2005
Pearl of the Fijian Islands' Joins Sofitel Group / January 2005

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