Your most exclusive events in the Sofitel Lisbon Liberdade
Wow! Right on Avenida da Liberdade, Lisbon’s famous ´Golden Mile´ (which will remind you of the Champs-Élysées), the recently refurbished five-star Sofitel Lisbon Liberdade stands out from the crowd, and that’s just its façade. It will make you want to go in and, above all, choose it to organise your most exclusive event in any of its five meeting rooms with different capacities. Also in the adega (wine cellar) of its gourmet restaurant Matiz or in its library, both of which are intimate spaces especially designed to be ideal for small groups. Or even in one of its suites with breathtaking views over the River Tagus and the entire city. Your attendees won’t want to leave!
Luxurious location for your event
Antique and venerable, as in the words sung by the fado singer Amália Rodrigues, Lisbon also adapts to the times and it couldn’t be more up to date. All it takes is a stroll along Avenida da Liberdade, full of restaurants, bars and international fashion and luxury design boutiques. Can you think of a better place for your most exclusive event? After their walk along the city’s most popular pavement, your participants will find themselves in front of the façade of the Sofitel Lisbon Liberdade, which has just undergone a total refurbishment that has left it full of light and colours thanks to a designer décor that delights anyone entering the lobby.
Once inside, your attendees will find it difficult to leave any of the hotel’s 163 rooms (12 of them suites complete with terrace and breath-taking views across the River Tagus and the entire city), with the same bright and welcoming interior design throughout the hotel. The pieces of contemporary design by emerging artists and recognised Portuguese brands such as Vista Alegre will leave all your attendees open-mouthed and ensure you won’t have to think about additional backdrops for your event.
Five adaptable rooms and other sophisticated spaces for small groups
Rising up from the self-same lobby, a staircase keeps things simple by taking your participants quickly up to the first floor, which is divided up into three rooms (measuring 116m², 90m² and 39m²), two of which feature skylights that charge the ambience with natural energy. Each of these three rooms could hold from 30 to 80 attendees, but if your group is larger, or you need more space, you can combine two or all three to form a single 247m² room for up to 150 participants.
For a coffee break, cocktail party or brainstorming session, what better backdrop could there be than the views out across the avenue afforded by the huge picture windows of the foyer adjoining the meeting rooms, whose sofas invite you to sit back and spend the rest of your life there.
The same views of the avenue can be enjoyed from the hotel’s other two executive rooms, also on the first floor. These measure 24 and 19m², and are perfect for small meetings, being highly personalised, private and tastefully fitted out (they could also be used for hospitality functions).
If you’re looking for a highly intimate space, somewhere special and thoughtfully designed for small groups, you need look no further than the bookshop, an elegant oasis in the lobby, furnished in gilt and blue tones produced by vertical gardens. Why not organise a convivial meeting, presentation or cocktail party in this relaxing spot? And then there’s the small wine cellar of the hotel’s Matiz restaurant, with direct access to the avenue, where delicious Portuguese charcuterie, cheeses and wines can be enjoyed around high tables. This is the way to do business.
An explosion of taste, with terraces where you can touch the clouds
The event concludes by sampling the explosion of taste that is Portuguese cuisine, with a contemporary touch and products of local suppliers, all under the guidance of chef Daniel Schlaipfer at the helm of the Matiz restaurant (with its own pavement terrace right on the avenue). Or, better still, in a specific space set aside for banquets (banqueting room garden). Measuring 191m², with room for 100 diners, its acoustics will make your attendees feel they’re dreaming as they listen to fado music.
And if you get the urge to touch the sky, organise a private cocktail party on the terrace of the Upper Suite with its views out over the city and its river, just as they did in the exclusive Le Diner event (complete with a cooking show activity) for ALL clients. This high point affords views of the city’s seven hills. Imagine a week-long event during which you can visit one of them every day. The key lies in combining business with pleasure in your event schedule long after they leave, and will make them want to return to the Sofitel Lisbon Liberdade.