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Designer: Pedro Oliveira
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
On Offer: Planted within the historic Praça das Amoreiras gardens, the Hotel das Amoreiras joins local landmarks like the avant-garde museum Arpad Szenes-Vieira da Silva Foundation and the 18th-century Church of Our Lady of Monserrate (the patron saint of local silk artisans) in one of Lisbon’s most beloved locales. Founder Pedro Oliveira came here as a child and returned with his wife, Alicia Velero, to scoop up a pair of buildings some seven years ago.
They’ve transformed the structures from scratch into one of the world’s most welcoming boutique hotels. Two suites bloom on the top floor, along with 17 quaint rooms offering enviable views of the garden and Mãe D’Água das Amoreiras Reservoir. Below, a breakfast area off the lobby tempts with locally sourced bites, including banana bread from Madeira island and fried eggs with Iberico ham and angel potatoes.