An enchanting destination filled with marvels and striking contradictions, Lisbon beckons explorers to immerse themselves in its diverse offerings of art, cuisine, music, and nature, each awaiting discovery around every corner. The recently unveiled Ivens Hotel, a haven of refined elegance, invites guests to pause and unleash their creativity in a tranquil oasis before embarking on their urban adventures.
Nestled in Chiado, one of Lisbon’s most historic and captivating neighborhoods, The Ivens occupies a stately 19th-century structure, once home to the renowned Rádio Renascença. From the street, its rosy façades seamlessly blend into the surrounding architectural tapestry, striking an exquisite balance between contemporary design and historical charm, mirroring the vibrant architectural heritage of Lisbon. The same grace and allure that grace its exterior are continued within, where communal areas are adorned in warm, inviting hues, luxurious textures, and intricate patterns, creating an effortlessly modern and hospitable atmosphere.
A tropical realm for the curious traveler, the hotel seeks to reawaken a taste for adventure
Designed by the Barcelona-based visionary, Lázaro Rosa-Violan, the hotel serves as a tropical sanctuary for the inquisitive traveler, aiming to rekindle a sense of adventure through a rich amalgamation of décor, history, and eclectic art. Rooted in a maximalist aesthetic, the common spaces are adorned with captivating decorative elements that pay homage to 19th-century Portuguese expeditions in Central Africa.Stepping inside feels akin to entering a sophisticated jungle, brimming with character and meticulous details. From the plush velvet armchairs, an array of travel literature, and lush tropical greenery in the lobby, to the petroleum blue corridors adorned with framed period photographs and maps depicting distant lands, every corner of the hotel exudes an irresistible spirit of exploration.
Crafted by interior designer Cristina Matos, the 87 sun-drenched rooms and suites harmoniously blend comfort with sleek minimalism. Featuring king and queen-sized beds, marble or classic black-and-white bathroom flooring, and a range of five-star amenities, including intuitive technology and a custom Jo Malone fragrance, these minimally adorned rooms offer tranquil retreats steeped in history.
A muted color palette of beiges, whites, and greens sets the tone, with natural materials such as wood and straw weaving a common thread throughout. Motifs inspired by flora and fauna permeate the spaces, from rainforest-patterned wallpapers to an array of animal sculptures and curated memorabilia, transforming each room into a place of relaxation and discovery. Beyond the billowing white drapes, panoramic city views beckon guests to further indulge in serenity on the expansive private terraces, where sipping chilled Champagne while watching the sun descend gracefully over the Tagus River becomes a ritual.
At The Ivens, luxury resides in the minutiae—every aspect, from the attentive service to the overall ambiance, exudes perfection. The pinnacle of opulence is experienced at Rocco, the multi-faceted restaurant accessible directly from the lobby or the street.
Radiating old-world glamour through its blend of art deco exuberance and mid-century refinement, Rocco promises a day-long culinary delight. With its mustard-hued ceilings and plush cushions, the Ristorante section invites diners to explore the diverse flavors of Italy, skillfully prepared by talented chefs working in an open kitchen. Adjacent to it, the Gastrobar beckons guests to savor an array of international small plates and inventive cocktails while surrounded by an impressive wine display. Ascending to the blue-walled Crudo Bar on the upper floor is an invitation to indulge in seafood and shellfish within a charming setting reminiscent of the Italian coast. Completing the hotel’s offerings is Rocco’s picturesque terrace, adorned with green umbrellas and lemon trees in glazed ceramic vases—a setting as romantic and lyrical as it is impressive.
A mere stone’s throw from the hotel’s serene oasis, Lisbon’s vibrant day and nightlife await exploration. Surrounded by upscale boutiques, Michelin-starred restaurants, museums, theaters, bars, and more, The Ivens Hotel serves as an ideal launching pad for adventurers eager to immerse themselves in the rich history, youthful energy, and picturesque vistas of Portugal’s finest jewel.
The hotel is surrounded by the best shops, restaurants, bars, galleries and bookshops in this cosmopolitan neighbourhood.