Rossio Boutique Hotel

Rehabilitation / Extension Tourism Rossio, Lisbon, PORTUGAL
Client: Cervejaria A Berlenga, Lda.
Project: HOTEL ****
Site area: 226,20 m²
Gross floor area: 1.451,04 m²
Architect: J A Zinho Antunes

Construction of a 4-star hotel, located in the heart of Baixa Pombalina, more precisely on Rua Barros Queirós. It will allow tourists to stay in an affluent and very desirable area of ​​Lisbon, which aspires to be a remarkable urban and architectural ensemble with several points of interest at the historical, religious and landscape level that makes it a popular destination of many tourists who visit the city or travel across the country.

The site is occupied by a small, existing building in an advanced state of degradation, located in a very sensitive area covered by different legislations of building protection and others referring to public interests Lisbon Pombaline. Despite all the restrictions caused by the local regulations, this hotel meets all their requirements as well as the standards needed to achieve 4-stars rating by providing public and personnel circulation properly organized and functional services, making it an important element for this location.

In total the building consists of 7 floors, one of which is in the basement and the last in the attic. In relation to the distribution of programs, the basement accommodates various services, including kitchen, luggage storage, changing rooms for personnel and clothes. The ground floor is where the entrance for guests with reception, breakfast room and bar are located. 28 accommodation units, divided into 5 triple rooms, 17 double rooms and 6 single rooms, occupy the remaining floors. One of the rooms has been adapted so that it can fit the need of disabled visitors.

The preservation of various elements of architectural value was considered, especially the existing structural alignment, such as the domes located on the 1st floor and facades features. In this way, it was possible to conserve building’s original architectural characteristics, resulting in the natural inclusion with the local architectural language of it’s surrounding.