With a planned 33.7million in euros to be invested in Lisbon's tourism infrastructure over the next three years, the five-star Corinthia Lisbon Hotel is highlighting its location as idea for guests looking to explore and fully appreciate these new city upgrades and additions.
Located a short distance from the historic city centre, the property will provide easy access to the planned building of a Jewish Museum in the medieval quarter of Alfama, due to open by 2019.
This new attraction is one of several on the drawing board to be financed by Lisbon's Tourism Development Fund. The other projects include upgrading the Ajuda National Palace, an Interpretation Centre for the vast 25 April suspension bridge, a new Sul e Sueste boat terminal in the centre of the city, a centre dedicated to maritime discoveries at a location yet to be decided, improved signage for tourists, CCTV at popular tourist sites, an expanded events programme and protection of historic shops.
Fernando Medina, Lisbon’s city mayor, has hailed the plans as enormously significant and commented that they have: “an enormous capacity to increase our attractiveness, but above all our quality of life.”
Roderick Micallef, general manager of Corinthia Lisbon, said: “I welcome the news of these fabulous new attractions in the city over the next few years. Our hotel welcomes tourists from around the world and these developments will give more reasons to come and stay and discover Lisbon.”
Last month a new museum opened in the city; The Museu de Arts, Arquitetura e Tecnologia (the Museum of Art, Architecture & Technology, or MAAT for short). Spanning across two buildings along the banks of the Tagus River in the Belem district, the museum will showcase contemporary culture through visual arts, new media, architecture, technology and science and is part of an urban revitalisation programme along Lisbon's historic waterfront.