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Lisbon, the stunning capital of Portugal boasts far more than its beaches, as one of Europe’s top destination for business meetings and events. Ranking in the top 10 ICCA cities in 2017, Lisbon has much to offer its delegates. Attracting thousands of business tourists each year, Lisbon offers a wealth of conference and meeting venues for every type of business event.
Lisbon is unique in its infrastructure, with the traditional and modern side by side against a Mediterranean backdrop. With such a wide selection of large and small venues, Lisbon promises conference and meeting planners the ideal location for their events, whether it’s a product launch, a board meeting or the big annual international sales kick-off.
ALLOCABO helps you to quickly and easy find, compare and book the ideal business and conference hotel in the capital of Portugal with the right meeting and conference room facilities. Simply send your event inquiry to up to 10 conference hotels at the same time and receive individual proposals in less than 24 hours. You can then easily review, compare and amend proposals for your event in Lisbon. For the best online prices and to book directly with the hotel you wish to host your event or meeting at, use ALLOCABO.
Lisbon has 5 main districts, with Baixa the most densely populated as the Lisbon city centre area, housing the structural landmark of the Baixa Pombalina, a short tram ride away from Jesus the King monument. Chaido and Bairro Alto offer a more bohemian feel with plenty of restaurants and cafes to entertain your guests after your event. Alfama has a coastal feel as the main fishing neighbourhood with many beautiful walks, whilst Belém is home to many of the city’s attractions, as well as tree-lined boulevards and first class restaurants.
With so many fascinating areas and conference venues in Lisbon to choose from, it can be difficult to make a good comparison on price, location and facilities. Perhaps you are thinking of somewhere grand to impress your guests, like the Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa, or the DoubleTree by Hilton Lisbon Fontana Park? Are you caught between the NH Collection Lisba Liberdade or perhaps an economical hotel which will provide a relaxed atmosphere for delegates to mix and mingle like the Holiday Inn Express Lisboa or the Hotel Ibis Lisboa Alfrgide? How about, for example, the Hotel Britannia, Hotel da Baixa or the Myriad by Sana Hotel?
Lisbon’s wide range of hotels and conference venues offer smaller meeting rooms, boardrooms, training and workshop rooms right up to larger convention and meeting hotels, such as the Lisbon Marriott Hotel, the Radisson Blu Hotel Lisbon, the Novotel Lisboa and the Intercontinental Lisbon. The Sheraton Lisboa Hotel and Spa and the Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisboa offer superb spacious facilities which providing just a little more grandeur to create an unforgettable event.
Maybe you’re looking for a hotel with conference facilities and good transport links from Lisbon Portela Airport or Oriente Station to the Eurostars Das Letras or the Hotel Avenida Palace; or perhaps you are looking for a hotel in the vicinity of the Palace of Queluz which can accommodate over 200 people? With the help of ALLOCABO you can choose your hotel and meeting rooms right down to the last details, from free parking to smoking/non-smoking rooms. Many Lisbon hotels offer pool, fitness or spa facilities, with valet parking and a concierge service to ensure that your guests have all the comforts they need during their stay.
When stating your preferences using the online ALLOCABO request for proposal form, please also indicate what room equipment you require for your event, such as a projector or whiteboard, teleconference facilities or free internet. Whether you are looking for a hotel for under £100 per night or over £300 per night, with our platform you can easily find the best meeting hotel for your event. Further, with our flexible pricing, you can be sure that with ALLOCABO you will get the best online prices and be kept up to date with the best deals for Lisbon through our Best Price Guarantee.
Organising your event couldn’t be easier with ALLOCABO. We can ensure that your specific accommodation, dietary or equipment needs are dealt with directly by relevant staff directly at the hotel of your choice. Whatever your requirements, our local partners are always on hand and are happy to help you with your plans.
As Portugal’s top meetings destination, the city of Lisbon has great connections by car, public transport or by plane, ensuring that your guests arrive on time and ready for the day ahead. There are plenty of connecting trains, trams and city buses to get you from A to B, with a number of hotels and conference venues offering direct connections from airports to stations such as Rossio Station or Cais Do Sodré. Should you be looking for excellent international connections, conference hotels in the vicinity of Humberto Delgado Airport prove very popular to meeting and event organisers. Sintra Station also offers great links to some of Lisbon’s top landmarks. With ALLOCABO, you can decide between the most accessible locations and choose a hotel venue that’s right for you and your conference delegates.
If the event you are planning is a little more special – for example, celebratory events such as anniversaries, themed banquets, Christmas parties, or New Year’s receptions, Lisbon will not disappoint. With so many business tourists visiting this Mediterranean city, most hotels – even in the 2 star and 3 star range, are equipped with a breakfast/lunch room and a restaurant to enable you stay and dine in the evening with guests after your event. The majority of business hotels also have a hotel bar where more informal conversations can take place. However, the 4 star and 5 star range of conference hotels in Lisbon offer first-class facilities to add a touch of luxury to your business meeting and stay. Many of the high-end hotels offer gardens and roof terraces to extend your event into the warm Mediterranean night air.
ALLOCABO offers a selection of unusual, luxury, and boutique hotels, too, such as the 1908 Lisboa Hotel and the Hotel Avenida Palace, offering more bespoke accommodation and a more intimate atmosphere for smaller groups.
Whilst staying in Lisbon, it’s important to ensure that your guests enjoy sleeping facilities which suit their needs. Many of the first-class hotels provide a range of deluxe rooms, superior rooms, club rooms, junior suites, executive suites and presidential suites.
We understand that time is valuable, and that’s why you’ll find key information at a glance with ALLOCABO. When making your free inquiry, do remember to enter the number of nights and guests who will be staying to ensure that the hotel can provide you with a selection of appropriate hotels. It is also good to know in advance your desired conference room seating arrangement (parliamentary, cinema seating, block form, U-shape) as some seating arrangements will affect the maximum capacity of each room available.
Need special equipment for your venue? Don’t panic – you can request electric screens, free W-LAN, sound and speakers in most hotels. Depending on the request, additional technology can be booked, such as state-of-the-art conference technology, congress technology, plenum and larger sound systems. Hotel staff can also assist with the finer details of your event, from floral arrangements to natural daylight, right down to pin boards and flip charts upon request.
Lisbon’s hotels also offer superb catering packages to keep your guests happy, with a huge variety of beverage and lunch options, from coffee breaks with snacks to fruit and pastries in the morning and/or afternoon, lunch and dinner. Lunch and evening meal options vary between buffet service, plate service, 2-course, 3-course, 4-course or gala menu.
As the fourth-most densely populated European Union city, Lisbon is a cultural hub with a diversity of nationalities which makes it a vibrant city, perfect for your social programme. Lisbon’s good weather makes sight-seeing a genuine pleasure and with its rich cultural and historical landmarks, you will have plenty of excursions to choose from. Why not visit Sao Jorge Castle, the Estrela Basilica or Lisbon Cathedral if you enjoy great architecture. Or perhaps the Belém Tower, the Church of Santa Engrácia, the Vasco da Gama Bridge or the Carmo Convent which are all popular tourist sites. For something a little more exhilarating, you might consider the Santa Justa Lift or the 25 de Abril Bridge with the Rua Augusta Arch a short distance away. And for those interested in the history of Portugal, take a tram down to the Padrão dos Descobrimentos which celebrates the Portuguese Age of Discovery or the Eduardo VII Park then the Jéronimos Monastery for some quiet solitude and greenery.
Lisbon does of course have its fair share of shopping, and you will find an array of markets and prime shopping both in the centre of Lisbon and surrounding areas, with something to suit every budget and taste.
Lisbon’s Mediterranean cuisine is second-to-none and you will find a huge selection of wonderful restaurants and cafes throughout the city. Don’t like fish? Whilst Lisbon is known for its culinary expertise in seafood, you will find something for everyone on the menu. Spend an evening at Feitoria, Belcanto or Alma for special night of dining, or perhaps Pinoquio – booking ahead is recommended for these popular restaurants. With fresh salad, fruit and homegrown vegetables on every menu, vegans and vegetarians will not feel excluded, rather pleasantly surprised by the many options available to them.
As you might expect, the nightlife in Lisbon is really rather special, with an eclectic mix of quiet venues, piano bars and clubs open until early morning. Put Majong, the Music Box, Lux and Trumps on your list of night-time activities to truly appreciate Lisbon’s vibrant nightlife.
Lisbon’s trade shows attract many thousands of visitors per year, with may attending the Expofarma, PEGS Europe, NATALIS (Toys, games and Gifts Fair) or BTL – Lisbon’s Travel Market Fair. The FIA Lisboa (Home, office and Handicrafts Exhibition) is immensely popular and great for a days browsing, regardless of your business interests.
In addition to the Trade Shows, Lisbon’s calendar includes many annual events and celebrations. The New Year’s Concert is a must, as is the Carnival , the Indie Lisboa and Santos Populares. For those with a more energetic streak, you may consider taking part in Lisbon’s annual Marathon event, Meia Maratona de Lisboa. However, whatever attracts you to this beautiful city, you and your guests are assured a conference event and social programme to remember.
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